Georgia requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants.
Move-in checklist. Landlord cannot collect a security deposit until he has given tenant a list of preexisting damage, but this isn’t an interactive checklist. (Ga. Code Ann. § 44-7-33)
Rental regulations. Before signing a lease, if premises have been flooded three or more times within the past five years, landlord must so disclose in writing.
Flooding. Before signing a lease, if the living space or attachments have been damaged by flooding three or more times within the past five years, landlord must so disclose in writing. (Ga. Code Ann. § 44-7-20)
Owner or agent identity. When or before a tenancy begins, landlord must disclose in writing the names and addresses of the owner of record or a person authorized to act for the owner for purposes of service of process and receiving and receipting demands and notices; and the person authorized to manage the premises. If such information changes during the tenancy, landlord must advise tenant within 30 days in writing or by posting a notice in a conspicuous place. (Ga. Code Ann. § 44-7-3)
Security deposit. Landlord must give tenant a written list of preexisting damage to the rental before collecting a security deposit. Landlords must place the deposit in an escrow account in a state or federally regulated depository, and must inform the tenant of the location of this account. Alternatively, landlords may post a security bond securing all tenants' deposits. A landlord who owns ten or fewer rental units, unless those units are managed by an outside party, does not need to supply a written list of preexisting damage place the deposit in an escrow account. (Ga. Code Ann. § §â