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Georgia Rent Exception for Military Personnel Change of Duty

The Georgia Code Title 44 Chapter 7 Article II Section 44-7-37 limits the rent liability of active military personnel in the following manner:

Receiving Change of Duty Orders

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if a person is on active duty with the United States military and enters into a residential lease of property for occupancy by that person or that person’s immediate family and subsequently receives permanent change of station orders or temporary duty orders for a period in excess of three months, any liability of the person for rent under the lease may not exceed:

(1) Thirty days’ rent after written notice and proof of the assignment are given to the landlord; and

(2) The cost of repairing damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the tenant.

O.C.G.A. 44-7-37

See also Georgia Tenant Service Member Right to Terminate Tenancy.

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