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Georgia Tenant Rental Property Rights and Prohibitions

The Georgia Code Title 44 Chapter 7 Article I Section 44-7-11 and 44-7-12 outlines the rights of a tenant to enjoy a rental property in the following manner with some exceptions:

Specific Rights of Tenants

The tenant has no rights beyond the use of the land and tenements rented to him and such privileges as are necessary for the enjoyment of his use. He may not cut or destroy growing trees, remove permanent fixtures, or otherwise injure the property. He may use dead or fallen timber for firewood and the pasturage for his cattle.

O.C.G.A. 44-7-11

Removal of Trade Fixtures

During the term of his tenancy or any continuation thereof or while he is in possession under the landlord, a tenant may remove trade fixtures erected by him. After the term and his possession are ended, any trade fixtures remaining will be regarded as abandoned for the use of the landlord and will become the landlord’s property.

O.C.G.A. 44-7-12

See also Georgia Tenancy at Will Definition and Termination.

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