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

Information Required for all Alabama Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The tenant(s) name
  • The property address
  • The date of the notice
  • The signature of the person serving the Notice
  • The date the Notice was served

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the State of Alabama, the written notice must be served on the tenant in person by the landlord or by a process server.

  • Delivered to the tenant in hand by the landlord or his/her representative
  • Delivered to the tenant in hand by a process server
  • If personal service has been attempted and is not possible, the Notice may be affixed to the entry door of the premises or mailed by certified or registered mail.

Types of Eviction Notices

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

Notice to Quit – Termination of Tenancy for Nonpayment of Rent

In the State of Alabama, a landlord must begin the eviction process by providing his/her tenant with a written Notice to Pay. The landlord is required to provide the tenant with a minimum of 7 days to pay overdue rent. According to Alabama statutes, a landlord must begin the eviction process by providing a written notice. When seeking payment for failure to pay rent, the landlord may provide a 7 Day Notice to Pay or Quit .

Along with information that must be included in all Alabama notices, the 7 Day Notice to Pay or Quit must include:

  • The exact amount of rent owed
  • A statement informing the tenant that he/she may stop the eviction process by paying the amount due or
    leaving the property within the amount of time provided
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to pay or vacate the premise may result in an eviction
    lawsuit.

Get the downloadable Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of rent form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation

When seeking to remove a tenant due to violation of the rental agreement/lease, the Alabama landlord is required to provide a written 14-Day Notice to remedy the behavior creating the violation of the lease agreement before he/she can proceed with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Alabama notices, the 14 Day Remedy must include:

  • A statement identifying the reason for the notice
  • A statement informing the tenant of how he/she may remedy the violation
  • A statement informing the tenant that if the violation is not remedied or the tenant does not vacate the premises in the amount of time allowed, an eviction lawsuit may be filed against him/her.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Lease Violation form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Acts

When an Alabama landlord seeks to evict a tenant for illegal activity, he/she is required to begin the eviction process by providing the tenant with a written 7 Day Termination Notice.

Along with information that must be included in all Alabama notices, the 14 Day Remedy must include:

  • A statement indicating the reason that the lease is being terminated
  • A statement making it clear that the tenant’s only recourse is to vacate the premises by a date at least 7 days from the date of the notice
  • A statement indicating that failure to vacate the premises may result in an eviction lawsuit.

Lease Termination Notice For Tenants at Will

An Alabama landlord must provide his/her tenant with a 30 Day Notice to Terminate before he may begin the eviction process on a month-to-month tenant.

Along with information that must be included in all Alabama notices, the 14 Day Remedy must include:

  • A statement indicating that the tenant must vacate the property within 30 days
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to vacate the property within 30 days may result in an eviction lawsuit.

Get the downloadable 30 Day Notice to Quit Month-to-Month Tenancy form template below (.pdf direct link).