Alabama Eviction Notice Forms

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An Alabama eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 7 days to pay the rent or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Alabama.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices, and types of notices for all possible grounds for eviction.

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Information Required for All Alabama Notices

Under Alabama law, a landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all eviction notices, including :

  • The date the tenancy will terminate
  • The reason for the eviction
  • That the rental agreement is being terminated
  • What the tenant can do to correct the issue and avoid eviction (i.e. pay rent, comply with lease provisions, fix damage to unit caused by the tenant)
  • How much time the tenant has to correct the issue (if allowed)

It’s also a good idea to include the tenant’s name and contact information (if known) just to be sure the correct person receives the notice.

The landlord may also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand delivered.

In addition, the landlord should keep the receipt number if the notice was delivered by certified mail.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

Alabama state law doesn’t specify how landlords must deliver an eviction notice to their tenants. However, it might be a good idea for landlords to:

  • Give it to the tenant in person AND
  • Mail the notice to the tenant’s last known address via certified mail

This way, the landlord has proof that the notice was delivered to the tenant.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

In Alabama, rent is considered late the day after it’s due. Grace periods (if any) are addressed in the rental agreement/lease.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 7-Day Notice to Pay prior to filing an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 7 business days , in order to avoid eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in Alabama if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

Alabama landlords are required to provide tenants with a 7-Day Notice to Comply, giving tenants 7 days to correct the issue or move out of the rental unit.

Typical lease violations could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

However, if a tenant commits a second violation of the rental agreement/lease within six months of the first violation, and it’s for the same type of issue, Alabama landlords are not required to give the tenant an opportunity to correct the violation prior to eviction.

If the tenant has not corrected the violation within the notice period, the landlord may continue with the eviction process.

The notice should include :

  • The specific lease violation(s)
  • What the tenant can do to remedy the violation
  • The date the lease will terminate if the violation is not corrected within the deadline

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires without correcting the violation, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Notice to Comply form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Providing False / Misleading Information on Lease / Rental Application

In the state of Alabama, if tenants intentionally include false or misleading information on a rental agreement or a rental application, the landlord has the right to evict the tenant.

Tenants are not allowed to provide the correct information or remedy the issue in any way. The tenant must be provided with a 7-Day Notice to Quit, giving the tenant 7 business days to move out.

The notice should include the specific false/misleading information the tenant is being evicted for.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period has expired, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice For Providing False/Misleading Information form template below (.pdf direct link).

7/30-Day Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants

Under Alabama law, landlords must give week-to-week tenants 7 days’ written notice if they want to terminate the lease, or 30 days’ written notice for monthly tenants.

Typically, the tenant has not done anything wrong in these instances; the landlord simply doesn’t want to renew the rental period for another term.

The notice should include the date by which the tenant must move out of the rental unit.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Lease Termination Notice Form template below (.pdf direct link).

Get the downloadable 30-Day Lease Termination form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Material Health / Safety Violation

A tenant can be evicted in Alabama if they violate a health, building, safety, or housing code. In these instances, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with a 7-Day Notice to Comply, giving the tenant 7 business days to correct the issue.

Examples of material health/safety violations could include letting trash pile up inside the rental unit, providing a harbor for rodents or bugs, or even things like damaging the electrical wiring in the rental unit.

The notice should include :

  • The specific material health/safety violation committed by the tenant
  • What the tenant can do to correct the issue
  • The date the lease will terminate if the violation is not corrected within the deadline

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires without correcting the violation, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Material Health/Safety Violation form template below (.pdf direct link).

7-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity

Tenants who are involved in illegal activity must be provided with a 7-Day Notice to Quit, giving tenants 7 days to move out of the rental unit.

Illegal activity includes :

  • Criminal assault
  • Illegally using, manufacturing, importing, possessing, furnishing, or discharging a firearm on the rental property
  • Manufacturing/cultivating/importing/transporting/possessing/furnishing/ administering, or using illegal drugs

In the case of criminal activity, tenants don’t have the option of correcting the issue in order to avoid eviction.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).