Landlord Representation


An eviction, formally known as a DISPOSSESSORY case, requires the Landlord’s strict adherence to state statutes, and sometimes city or county ordinances, in order to legally obtain a Writ of Possession and compel the Tenant(s) to vacate a rented or leased property. Unless a Tenant agrees to vacate voluntarily, an eviction will require the involvement of the Court.

If you are a Landlord needing to evict a Tenant, David Lawler can help. He can advise and represent you, taking you through the necessary steps to obtain a lawful eviction, from the initial notification(s) to the Tenant, filing the case, negotiation, trial, obtaining the Writ of Possession and scheduling the Sheriff’s removal of the Tenant and their belongings from your property. Be advised that in Dispossessory Cases, Mr. Lawler only represents Landlords. He does not advise or represent Tenants in Dispossessory Cases.

Security Deposits

If you are a Tenant who believes your Landlord has not followed proper procedure regarding the return of your security deposit, David Lawler can help. GA law provides that if a Landlord has not notified a Tenant, within 30 days of the Tenant leaving the property, of how the security deposit is being treated (retained, fully refunded or partially refunded), the Tenant may be entitled to a judgment against the Landlord for three times the security deposit. Be advised that this is the only aspect of Landlord/Tenant disputes in which Mr. Lawler represents either Landlords or Tenants.

Contact the Law Offices of David M. Lawler, Inc. to schedule an appointment and discuss the facts and circumstances concerning your landlord/tenant issues.

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