In Georgia your landlord is obligated to keep your rental property and premises in repair. This includes the structure of the building and maintaining all operational facilities including electrical, plumbing, and heating systems. Appliances such as air conditioners and heaters are also the landlord’s responsibility to repair if such needs arise. Tenants are not responsible for the normal wear and tear repairs that can arise. Your landlord must also observe any local ordinances and meet al minimum safety requirements.
Tenants are required to give their landlord notice before they are required to make repairs and written repair requests are highly recommended for legal reasons and for maintaining a clear record of events that transpire. Be sure to date your letter, keep copies, and send as registered mail. Your landlord should make repairs within a reasonable timeframe if your letter is clear, states the law, and is in accord with the details listed above. If your landlord refuses to make the appropriate fixes to your apartment or rental unit Georgia has further protections for tenants, but this letter is your first and best step.