Alabama Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Alabama eviction notice form is a legal demand for a tenant to comply with the terms of the rental agreement or else move out of the premises. Alabama landlords may deliver an eviction notice because of unpaid rent, lease violations, or illegal activity on the rental property.

Types of Alabama Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
7 Day Notice To Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate Lease Violation Yes
7 Day Notice To Vacate Illegal Activity No
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly Lease No

Alabama 7 Day Notice To Quit

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An Alabama 7 day Notice To Quit evicts a tenant for nonpayment of rent. In Alabama, a landlord can file this notice the day after rent is due, with no grace period for the tenant. The tenant must pay all past due rent or else move out within within seven (7) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays) of receiving notice.

Alabama 7 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

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An Alabama 7 day Notice To Comply or Vacate demands correction of a lease violation that is “curable,” i.e., the tenant may get a chance to fix the situation rather than be evicted. A curable lease violation might include failure to maintain health and safety on the rental property, interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbors, or refusal to allow lawful entry by the landlord.

The tenant 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.

Alabama 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Alabama 7 day Notice To Vacate evicts a tenant for an “incurable” lease violation, i.e., one which the tenant is not allowed to restore through corrective action, such as committing illegal activity on the premises. The tenant must move out of the rental unit within seven (7) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends and legal holidays) of receiving notice.

Alabama 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Alabama 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease as well as an expired lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.

How To Write an Eviction Notice in Alabama

To help ensure the legal compliance of an eviction notice:

  1. Use the tenant’s full name and address
  2. Specify the lease violation as well as any balance due
  3. Specify the date of termination
  4. Print name and sign the notice, including the landlord’s address of record
  5. Note 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Alabama

The “clock” for an eviction notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and begin court action as of June 30th, delivery of the eviction notice must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the notice period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. This is called the “next judicial day;” in other words, the next day a courthouse is open.

Alabama counts only judicial days (i.e., no weekends or legal holidays) for notice periods of less than eleven (11) days. Longer periods are counted normally.

How To Serve an Eviction Notice in Alabama

Alabama landlords may deliver an eviction notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant, PLUS delivery by certified mail or first class mail with a certificate of mailing
  3. Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, PLUS delivery by certified mail or first class mail with a certificate of mailing

Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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