will try to make this long story short...my youngest daughter attending college in georgia, she has a room mate, they are both on the lease of an apartment. room mate went away for 6 months for an internship, paid half of rent and utilities while gone for this internship, now has not gone back to school after internship, has not paid rent or utilities for 5 months, personall belongings are still in apartment, but refuses to pay share of rent,
my daughter has been paying all of the rent since she is on the lease, we want this room mate to move out so she can get another room mate, but not sure what to do from here.
i have been researching the georgia law, but it is all about tennat/landlord...this is a room mate thing... she is due to move out in august, the office has told her she has to get everything out of the aparment when she moves and clean it...yes we know that..but can we move this other stuff out before she moves? i know we have to follow georiga laws, but cant find anything about abandoned property...is this property abandoned? i know she can file a small claims suit, but you cant get blood out of a rock ya know....
my daugheter is done with school in august, but would like some help with the rent. the roommate is down in florida, while the apartment is up in georgia, has stated "dont touch my stuff" but yet refuses to pay rent saying he is just storing his stuff there, not living...
thanks i know its hard to make a long story short..just not sure where to turn on this matter...beside small claims court...then can we do this down in florida, or does it have to be in georgia while she is still there?
thanks for any advice or help any of you legal minds have out there,