The Act provides that a writ of possession shall enter instantly if a tenant fails to answer a summons as provided in dispossessory proceedings. The Act further provides that if, upon trial of the case, judgment is entered against the tenant, the trial court shall issue a writ of possession and a writ of execution to be effective at the expiration of ten days after the judgment is entered. Finally, the Act provides that if the judgment is against the tenant, the court may upon motion of the landlord and upon good cause shown order the tenant to pay rent into the registry of the court in order to remain in possession of the premises during the appellate process.
Stephen R. Chance,
PROPERTY Landlord and Tenant: Amend Dispossessory Proceedings,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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