Linda S. Finley

Publication Date


Document Type

Survey Article


This Article surveys case decisions and other developments in Georgia real property law during the current survey period (June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005). The court decisions, legislation, and other information discussed below were chosen for their significance to real property law and, perhaps, their relevance to the day-to-day law practice. Unfortunately, it is not possible to review each important decision due to space limitations. Instead, the author seeks to identify new trends as well as changing law. Perhaps the most important trend in real property law is the criminalization of mortgage fraud relating to residential home loans. The real property practitioner-particularly the closing attorney-is best forewarned to review the new legislation (discussed below) to avoid potential criminal liability and prosecution.