Atlanta, Georgia Commercial Real Estate Eviction Attorneys
When a rental agreement is reached, a lease is drawn up and executed. However, sometimes one or both parties fail to hold up to their end of the deal and a lease contract is breached. If you’ve taken every precaution and have done everything within your power to enforce a rental agreement, and you still need legal assistance, we can help you make an informed decision about what to do next. The Perry Phillips law firm serves the Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas we are dedicated to providing each client a cost-effective and satisfactory legal resolution to landlord-tenant issues and commercial real estate issues.
Georgia Commercial Real Estate Evictions
Georgia law allows a landlord to evict a tenant for any one of three reasons:
- The tenant is holding over beyond the lease term — “Holding over” means simply that the tenant has stayed in the property beyond the end of the lease.
- The tenant failed to pay rent — If a landlord permits a tenant to pay the rent late, or not at all, the landlord may be setting himself or herself up for an argument that the tenant reasonably believed that the terms of the lease don’t apply to any future payments. As a landlord, you want to avoid an inadvertent modification of the lease.
- The tenant is “at will” or “at sufferance” — A tenant at sufferance is a holdover tenant who does not have the landlord’s consent. If the landlord accepts payments from a tenant at sufferance, the tenancy can convert to a tenancy at will. In Georgia, a tenancy at will is any rental situation that is not based on a written lease.
If your commercial property tenant has refused to vacate after the expiration of the lease, you should consult an experienced attorney to learn your legal options.
Georgia Commercial Real Estate Eviction Law Firm
If you or your business are at risk of eviction, do not delay contact a commercial real estate attorney as soon as possible. You have rights, contact Atlanta, Georgia business attorneys at the Law Offices of Perry A. Phillips to discuss your options. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in business and real estate law and want to help you understand all your options. Call to schedule your risk-free consultation today (770) 421-6040.