Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy is an official document written to terminate a week-to-week tenancy. This notice is provided to either party at least seven (7) calendar days before the termination date set forth in the notice.

When to Use an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

The landlord or the tenant may use an Alabama seven (7)-Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy to end a week-to-week tenancy. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within seven (7) calendar days.

How to Write an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

The seven (7) Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy form is to be completed as follows:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

A landlord or tenant can deliver an Alabama seven (7) Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing or certified mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by first class or certified mail , add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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