The Act provides that an owner of real property who seeks to rent or lease that property for residential occupancy must notify the prospective tenant in writing, prior to the execution of the lease, of the property’s propensity for flooding if the property has been damaged by flooding at least three times in the five-year period preceding the date of the lease. If the owner fails to provide such notice, the owner will be liable in tort for damage to the tenant’s personal property or property of the tenant’s resident relative proximately caused by flooding occurring during the term of the lease.
Michael R. Tippett,
PROPERTY Landlord and Tenant: Require Landlords to Give Written Notice to Prospective Residential Tenants of Recent Flooding of Leased Property; Impose Tort Liability for Noncompliance,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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