Which Lease Form?

Which Lease Form?
I own a duplex in Georgia. I live in one unit, and I want to rent out the other. Do I need to get my new tenant to sign a Georgia ”Apartment Lease” or a ”Residential Lease?” What’s the difference?

2 thoughts on “Which Lease Form?

  1. Re: Which Lease Form?
    There is no legal difference. Of course, one may be geared toward an apartment and one toward a single family house. There are a few laws that cannot be contracted out of, i.e. changed, by the terms of the lease, but otherwise, you and the tenant are free to dictate your own terms of the lease agreement.

    If you would like to discuss any issues further, please feel free to contact my office. My contact information is below. Thank you.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.

    Glenn M. Lyon, Esq
    MacGregor Lyon, LLC
    Promenade II
    1230 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 1900
    Atlanta Georgia 30309
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  2. Re: Which Lease Form?
    I am not aware of any difference. A lease is a lease, although my form may differ from another attorney’s. The landlord/tenant law of GA is included in O.G.C.A. Sec. 44-7-1 et seq. You can search the GA code at http://www.lawskills.com/code/ga/

    Charles W. Field
    Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law
    911 Duluth Hwy., Ste. D-3211
    Lawrenceville (north Atlanta), GA 30043

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