Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/Responsiblity for repairs

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I am in a lease for a single family rental home.  The lease states that the landlord is responsible for repairs and maintenance.

3 months ago, we had a lightning strike which damaged the house and trees out front.  The result was a long list of repairs.  I have taken days from work to be home for the repair service.  This is becoming a problem for me.

Who is responsible for being there for repair work, the landlord or the tenant?

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Hi Terri:

The landlord is generally responsible for repairs around the property that would be considered habitability issues. You should notify the landlord in writing of the needed repairs and see what reaction you receive. You can check Georgia landlord/tenant law here: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/HousingDevelopment/programs/LandlordTenantHan

Thanks for your question.

David Piotrowski
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