In late April, HB 1017 referred to as the Georgia Squatter Reform Act was signed by Governor Kemp.

Per the Bill’s sponsor, “the legislation would fix antiquated laws protecting squatters. Without the bill, it is difficult for homeowners to eject people who enter vacant properties, change the locks, and claim ownership or tenancy. He said the bill will make it quicker and easier for landlords and homeowners to wrest back control of their properties.”

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