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Georgia Tenant-Landlord Law
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Federated state of the Southeastern USA, 152,576 km², 9,363,941 residents (2006 estimate), 61 residents/km², capital: Atlanta. Borders: North Carolina and Tennessee (N), South Carolina (NE), Atlantic ocean (SE), Florida (S), Alabama (W).

State Overview

The northwestern sector of the state encompasses the southern end of the Appalachians, including the Blue Ridge which here culminates at 1458m in Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest elevation. These reliefs dominate Piedmont which, with a steep step (Fall Line), descends E to the plain. This constitutes the dominant note of the Georgian landscape and extends to the coast, engraved by the mouths of the numerous rivers that flow down from the Appalachians (Altamaha, Ogeechee, Savannah, which forms the border with South Carolina, Chattahoochee, which forms part of the border with Alabama); the coast is faced by a festoon of low islands (Sea Islands). The southeastern sector of the state is occupied by Okefenokee, one of the largest swamps in the USA. Georgia's economic resources are agriculture (cotton, tobacco, peanuts, corn, fodder), cattle and poultry farming, forestry and subsoil exploitation (kaolin, iron, building materials), as well as industry. This, favored by hydroelectric energy originating along the Fall Line, is active in the food, textile, mechanical, electromechanical, strategic and aerospace construction and wood sectors (timber, pulp and pulp). Important centers, in addition to the capital, are Columbus, Macon, Savannah (main port of Georgia), Albany and Augusta.

History

Georgia, which derives its name from George II, king of England (1727-60), was the last British colony to be founded in America and the only sort by direct initiative of the English government, which constituted it in defense against the Spanish of Florida and the French of Louisiana. The first settlers were landed there by General JE Oglethorpe in 1733; ruled directly by the crown, during the war of independence it initially participated in a very lukewarm way in the struggle. In 1861 it separated from the Union in which it was readmitted in 1870.

Atlanta (Georgia)

City (403,819 residents In 1998; 3,627,000 residents The metropolitan area in 1997) capital of Georgia (USA), located in the central-northern section of the state, 320 m at the foot of the southern slope of the Appalachians, on the Chattahoochee river. Located at the crossroads of important railway lines, with an active river port and an international airport, it is the most important administrative, financial and commercial center of the state, with mechanical (automotive), iron and steel, chemical, textile (cotton, wool) industries.), wood, paper, food. It is home to the University of Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The first stable settlements date back to 1833; the actual city was founded, however, in 1837 with the name of Terminus (as it was the end point of an important railway line), changed to Marthasville in 1843 and finally to Atlanta in 1845. During the Secession War it was largely set on fire (1864) and quickly rebuilt, it was elevated to state capital four years later.

Compared to other US metropolises, Atlanta did not stand out for the definition of an architectural profile of particular relevance. The situation has partly changed in recent years, on the initiative of some large private companies and, above all, following the assignment of the XXIII Olympic Games to the Georgian city (July-August 1996). A large restructuring was carried out in the north-western area of ​​the city center, with the construction of sports and accommodation facilities, large parks (Centennial Park), communication routes and a new business center. The intervention primarily concerned the redevelopment of a vast degraded industrial area, where economic activities and residences will be located.pool of architects which also included P. Johnson. Linked to sport, but not directly related to the Olympic Games, is the construction of the Georgia Dome, a covered stadium capable of hosting 70,500 spectators. The construction of the stadium (which hosted the gymnastics and basketball competitions for the 1996 Olympics) began in 1990 and was completed in 1992. As regards the projects developed for the Olympic Games, it is important to underline first of all that the Atlanta municipal authorities wanted the various initiatives to result in a lasting benefit for the city and especially for some of its more degraded areas. The decision to build the Olympic village in one of the most needy neighborhoods in Atlanta and the articulation of the urban and architectural plan that involved the Olympic Stadium. The latter was built not far from the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and was the heart of the Olympics, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics competitions. The new stadium was born with a capacity of 85,000 spectators, but immediately after the Olympic games, its restructuring was started and the capacity was reduced to 45,000-48,000 seats. The transformation therefore made it possible to demolish the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the area of ​​which was intended for the construction of popular residential buildings. Other interventions include the expansion and renovation project for the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Terminal. The Memorial Arts Center, large and modern cultural center (from 1968), it includes, in addition to two theaters and a concert hall, the High Museum of Art with paintings of the sec. XVI-XX.

Columbus (Georgia)

City ​​(182,828 residents; 272,273 residents the metropolitan area in 1996) of the State of Georgia (USA), 150 km SSW of Atlanta, 76 m on the left of the Chattahoochee river, which forms the border with Alabama here. Founded in 1828 as a border post, it is home to mechanical, textile (cotton), food, electrical engineering, chemical, wood and glass industries. Airport. Fort Benning military base is nearby (12km S). Also in the USA, in addition to the capital of Ohio, there are two other cities of the same name, one (17,300 residents) In Nebraska and the other (30,300 residents) In Indiana.

Macon

City ​​(117,000 residents) of the State of Georgia (USA), 120 km SSE of Atlanta, 102 m on the Ocmulgee River. Important shopping center (cotton, timber) and river port, it is home to the food, textile, tanning, pharmaceutical and wood industries. Mercer University (1833).

Savannah (city)

City ​​(138,000 residents) of the state of Georgia (USA), 350 km SE of Atlanta, on the border with South Carolina. Located on the right of the homonymous river, just upstream of its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, it is an important railway junction, home to the food, engineering, shipbuilding, wood, chemical (fertilizers), petrochemical, paper and construction materials industries.. Corn, cotton, tobacco, timber and paper are exported from its port. Touristic center; home to an airport. Founded in 1733 by General J. Oglethorpe, it was the seat of the English colonial government until 1786 and, during the war of independence, was attacked (1799) in vain by Franco-American troops. An important fortified base during the Secession war, it was conquered by WT Sherman only in December 1864.

Albany (Georgia)

City ​​(73,900 residents) of southwestern Georgia (USA), on the Flint River, 235 km S of Atlanta. Active market for agricultural products, it is home to food, textile and mechanical industries; nearby is the Turner military air base.

Augusta (Georgia)

City ​​(47,500 residents) of eastern Georgia (USA), 220 km E of the capital Atlanta, on the Savannah River, on the border with South Carolina. Market for agricultural products (cotton) and timber, it is home to textile, food, chemical (fertilizers) and mechanical industries. Founded in 1735, it was the capital of Georgia between 1786 and 1796.

 
Ga. - Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Tenant's Rights
Brochure provided by one org. devoted to protecting state citizens, touches upon rights and duties of renters throughout stages of their tenancy.
http://www.law.emory.edu/PI/ALAS/tenrights.html

Ga. - Georgia Rental Housing Information
Data center conveys legal information and resources relating to Georgia landlord-tenant issues. Obtain contact data for organizations.
http://cses.com/RENTAL/georgia.htm

Ga. - Nat'l Fair Housing Advocate, Georgia Agencies
Alphabetized directory compiles organizations geared toward protecting the renting consumer. Find contact information and email addresses.
http://www.fairhousing.com/resources/finder/georgia.htm

Ga. - Official Code Index of 44-7
Delivers the text of Title 44, Chapter 7 of the Georgia Code, governing landlord-tenant jurisprudence within the state.
http://www.ganet.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/pub/ocode/ocgsearch?num

Ga. - Resources for Renters
Sift through the listings in this directory to locate contact info and descriptions of pro-tenant associations, organizations and services.
http://directory.tenantsunion.org/georgia.html

Ga. - State of Georgia Landlord-Tenant Law
Reproduction of state law features section 44-7, concerning the landlord-tenant relationship. Follow links to additional texts.
http://cses.com/rental/galtlaw.htm

Ga. - The Housing Code Guide
Homeowners and renters alike can procure valuable info in this guide to the state's housing codes covering nuisances, complaints and inspections.
http://www.law.emory.edu/PI/ALAS/codeguide.html

 

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