Alabama Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 1, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Alabama lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Alabama Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy Weekly
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly

Alabama 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

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An Alabama 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy terminates a week-to-week lease, or a situation without a written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.

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 without a 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 a Lease Termination Notice in Alabama

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating 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 a lease termination notice period starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter 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.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Alabama

Alabama landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail, or by 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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