While it may seem expedient to attempt to evict someone without hiring an attorney it could end up costing you more in the long run... Just imagine you accidentally do something wrong and the renter gets to stay an extra month... still not paying rent because you have to refile to correct a mistake. Furthermore, if your lease specifies that you're entitled to attorney's fees you may recoup every penny you spend on an attorney from the tenant. Our law office has developed relationships and procedures with Georgia eviction companies that may allow us to get your tenant out days, or even weeks, faster than you would if you attempted to handle the eviction on your own. (We can often get an eviction scheduled within 24-48 hours of receiving a Writ from the court. If you were to call the sheriff or marshall yourself it could take weeks, just call them and ask!) I realize that it may seem expensive to hire an attorney, but the sooner you can get a non-paying tenant out, and get a paying tenant in, the sooner you begin making money again! Remember, renters rights are protected by the courts, but landlords can expedite an eviction by carefully following the law and hiring an attorney that has extensive experience in Georgia dispossessory law.
Feel free to call our office for a free consultation. We accept mastercard/visa/american express and can often get the process started the same day you call.