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Eviction Process in Atlanta, Georgia


In Atlanta, Georgia, the eviction process typically starts with the landlord serving the tenant with a written notice, such as a demand for possession or a notice to quit, depending on the reason for the eviction; this is normally 10-days.

Failure to Correct or Vacate

If the tenant fails to correct the violation or vacate the property within the time period, the landlord may file a claim. The tenant will receive a summons to appear in court on a specific date and time.

At the court hearing, the judge will hear evidence from both the landlord and the tenant and make a decision on the case. If the judge rules in favor of the landlord, a writ of possession will be issued, allowing the city to physically remove the tenant from the property. The eviction will then be scheduled and the Deputy Marshal will let the owner know what labor is needed in order to carry out the process. After the eviction is performed the owner will do a walk through of the property to make sure all of the tenant’s possessions have been removed and the property is turned back over to the owner. 


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