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Gerald Florence

Gerald Florence rents one side of a duplex on West Dixie Avenue in Marietta, and he has told his landlord in no uncertain terms not to bring anyone into his home without his permission.  Gerald installs cables for a living and helps out with maintenance and repair work at the Sewell Mill Baptist Church when he has time.  He figures even though he’s not a homeowner, he has the same right as anyone else to decide who can come into his home and for what purpose.

  • July 21, 2004    |   Private Property

    Georgia Rental Inspections

    Mandatory Inspections of Rental Property: Is Your Apartment Your Castle?

    The City of Marietta enacted a rental-housing inspection ordinance in 2004, requiring landlords to obtain “rental licenses” for all rental properties. To obtain a license, landlords had to hire and pay City-approved “rental housing inspectors” to inspect and certify that properties were in compliance with all housing codes. Nothing in the ordinance, however, required the…

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