Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate is an official legal letter written by the landlord and provided to the tenants for an incurable breach of the lease. This notice requires the tenants to vacate the premises within seven (7) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).

When to Use an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate

Use an Alabama 7-Day Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process if any of the below are true:

  • If the tenant physically assaulted another person on premises.
  • If the tenant is involved in the manufacture or use of illegal drugs.
  • If the tenant used or discharged a firearm or other deadly weapon on the premises.
  • If the tenant intentionally misrepresented information on a rental application.
  • If the tenant repeated the same or a similar lease violation within a 6-month period.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 7 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant committed a safety/health violation, damaged property, failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, refused to allow the landlord access to the premises, interfered with peace and enjoyment of other residents or any other violations of the lease or rules/regulations.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant has no written lease and pays rent monthly or to end a month-to-month tenancy.

How to Write an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate

The Alabama Seven (7) Day Notice to Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the serious lease violation;
  4. Include any balance due;
  5. Write the date the tenancy shall terminate;
  6. Enter the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  8. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve an Alabama 7 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord can deliver a Seven (7) Day Notice to Vacate in Alabama using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion at the property AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing or certified mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door AND 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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