Georgia Rental Application Form
Rental Application Fee
There is no law in Georgia that puts a limit on how much a landlord may charge as a rental application fee, and it is usually non-refundable in nature. Although they are advised not to charge exorbitant fees for rental applications, the final fee lies at the sole discretion of the landlord.
The fee can be applied to the tenant’s first month’s rent, but it is not necessary. It is advised for tenants to always get a receipt for any fee they pay.
There is no statute in Georgia law that describes a limit to the security deposit amount. If the tenant has given proper notice before vacating and without causing any damage to the property (as determined after the move-out inspection), the landlord is required to return the security deposit within a month after the tenant moves out.