Alabama Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alabama lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 30 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Alabama Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Week-to-Week Lease
30 Day Notice to Vacate Month-to-Month Lease / No Lease

Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy

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An Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy is an official form used for terminating a week-to-week tenancy. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will end within seven (7) calendar days.

Alabama 30 Day Notice to Vacate

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An Alabama 30 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter designed to end a month-to-month tenancy. This notice may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly.  The notice must be provided at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the following rental period.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Alabama

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Calculate Expiration Date in Alabama

If the notice is for terminating a week-to-week tenancy, the notice must be received by the other party at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the end date indicated in the notice.

If the notice is for ending a month-to-month tenancy, the notice shall be provided to the receiving party at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period. For example, if the notice is served on May 20th, the tenancy will not end until June 30th.

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Alabama

A landlord or tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Alabama using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. 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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