Renters and OC

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by lsu_nonleg, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. lsu_nonleg

    lsu_nonleg New Member

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    Can lawful open carry at one's home rented from someone else be grounds for eviction or termination of a lease? It just occurred to me that someone might bitch to the rental management company about my open carry while mowing.
     
  2. blind_shake

    blind_shake Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so but not for sure. Is technically your residence and says someone res is OK so... I live in an apt and I have 2 neighbors that know I carry but no knocks at the door for it or eviction notices yet. Oh wait is it the end of the month already??? :lol:
     

  3. wwomack

    wwomack New Member

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    If you aren't breaking any terms of the lease they couldn't evict you. You can't just evict someone because you don't like them. Unless you break the contract in some way, they have no right to evict you. Of course, they might not renew your lease next time it comes up for renewal.
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Read your lease.

    Did you agree not to carry a pistol openly while mowing?

    Did you agree to mow?
     
  5. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter Active Member

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    Speaking as a landlord, I would direct your attention to the Georgia landlord / tenant law. If it is not covered there or in your rental agreement then don't worry about it. Remember even though you don't own the property, you have gained control of the right to use the property by virtue of paying rent. This use includes any lawful activity that isn't restricted by special statuate or by condition of your agreement. Here's what you should focus on:

    1) Take care of the property
    2) Don't bother the neighbors
    3) Pay your rent on time or early
    4) Don't bother the landlord with trivial matters

    If you do these things, your landlord will be greatful and you will not have any issues. If you do, you need a different landlord. Come talk to me.
     
  6. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    I noticed in my lease for my apartment that there was some statement about displaying a firearm in a threatening manner as being grounds of eviction or something like that.

    I thought to open carry immediately and wondered what the boundaries of what would count as threatening would be. Certainly one can imagine to the right sheeple that the mere presence of a gun is "threatening."
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt that would fly in an eviction proceeding.
     
  8. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Me either, further I think I'm one of the few folks that even noticed such a provision exited in the lease.
     
  9. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter Active Member

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    Typically the purpose of this sort of verbiage is to give the landlord ammunition to throw a a tenant out if they're a trouble maker. I have similar conditions in my leases for the presence of drugs or for quantities of ingredients to manufacture meth-amphetamine.

    Will they work? I dunno. Depends on the law, depends on the magistrate judge.
     
  10. rajl

    rajl Guest

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    That was the first thing I noticed in our lease. I think the leasing guy was a bit annoyed because I took the time to glance over every page before I signed or initialed anything. That stood out with blinking read letters.
     
  11. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    You'd think they'd be a bit more discreet.
     
  12. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    In the old lease there was a rule...not anymore to my knowledge.
     
  13. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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    Cool. Aeroshooter is a slum lord and MP is a wanna be slum lord.

    :lol:
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the nicest property at this price. Hands down. There is not even a close comparison, as I have been in other properties in the area.

    And I openly carry sometimes while performing maintenance.
     
  15. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    If I lived in the area and was looking to rent, I'd know where to look.
     
  16. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Well...nevermind...there wasn't anything listed in the rules, but there was something buried in the Default section of the lease. Keeping a firearm in the apartment is a violation of the lease.
     
  17. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    And the paragraph above that says they have no responsibility to protect the residents, self-protection is up to the individual, and no security guards, gates, etc. will stop criminals.....hypocrites.
     
  18. lsu_nonleg

    lsu_nonleg New Member

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    That's exactly the kind of stuff I was referring to, legal eagles. I suppose since one cannot carry in your vehicle on company property where carry is banned, that this restriction is permissible.
     
  19. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    The restriction may be permissible, but that isn't going to stop me from protecting me and mine.
     
  20. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Nothing in my lease about firearms. I do what I want.