NRHC Applauds Governor Kemp for Signing the “Georgia Squatter Reform Act”

Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2024) – The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) commends Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, for signing into law House Bill 1017, the “Georgia Squatter Reform Act,” legislation providing legal protections and recourse for homeowners in the event of the illegal occupation of their properties. Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses of the Georgia legislature, HB 1017 codifies and reinforces basic, foundational rights and responsibilities of homeowners throughout the state.

“NRHC commends Governor Kemp for signing this important legislation, in the process supporting the rights of homeowners throughout the state of Georgia,” said David Howard, CEO of NRHC. “Beyond the obvious property rights issues involved, this legislation will enhance the safety and security of communities and neighborhoods and will make housing more accessible and attainable.”

NRHC also thanks the following state representatives for their sponsorship of HB 1017: Devan Seabaugh, Matt Reeves, James Burchett, Clint Crowe, Deborah Silcox, and Bill Yearta.



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