An eviction in Georgia is known as a dispossessory proceeding. While non-payment of rent is the most common reason apartments for a dispossessory filing, other reasons for terminating the lease could involve:
- Unreasonable resident conduct
- Noise complaints
- Domestic and roommate disputes
- Criminal, drug, or gang activity
- Other substantial violations of the lease provisions
The primary goal of a dispossessory case is to obtain a writ of possession for the apartment community. The writ is a judgment finding that the apartment owner is entitled to recover possession of the apartment for a significant lease violation.
We review leases and tenant files in preparation for filing evictions or appearing in court to identify the issues which must be addressed. Our staff and attorneys are experienced in reviewing and preparing cases for filing.
A significant portion of our practice involves appearance in court for the trial of dispossessory cases on behalf of apartment owners and managers; however, we provide many other services outside of the court setting, such as creation and review of lease forms and termination of resident leases for significant lease violations.
Our firm appears regularly in Magistrate Courts throughout the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Area (Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton Counties). When requested, we also travel to other jurisdictions in the expanded Atlanta area.
We file dispossessory cases (evictions) and appear in court to obtain relief for our clients and defend claims filed against them by their tenants. It is our goal to efficiently resolve disputes that arise between apartment communities and their residents.