An Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to evict a tenant for a “curable” breach of the lease, such as damaging property. A “curable” violation means the tenant has must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within seven (7) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays) of receiving notice.
When To Use an Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
An Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process when the tenant has committed one of the following violations:
- Safety or health violations
- Damaging the property
- Failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner
- Refusing lawful access to the landlord
- Interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors
The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within seven (7) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays).
Some types of Alabama lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write an Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, as well as the corrective action the tenant must take to avoid eviction
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve an Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
Alabama landlords may arrange for service of a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Only if hand delivery is not possible: Posting notice to the door of the premises, PLUS (within one (1) business day) mailing the notice by first class mail
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.