The Alabama rental forms allow for a landlord and tenant to come to a written agreement over the use of commercial or residential property. Usually after the approval of the tenant through a rental application, he or she will be given a lease to authorize. *Note: Once the agreement has been signed by both parties, lessor and lessee, the agreement becomes legally binding.
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Laws are pursuant to Title 35: Property > Chapter 9A – Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
In the exception of pets, changes to the premises or obligations made in the rental agreement, the landlord under 35-9a-201 may only collect one (1) months’ rent for the Security Deposit.
Returning Security Deposit
The Deposit must be returned to the tenant within thirty-five (35) days. If it is not returned or a reduced amount is sent, an itemized list of the subtractions must be made.
Access to Property
According to Statute 35-9a-303, if the landlord should want to access the property for repairs, showing the property, or for any other reason there must be reasonable notice in the amount of two (2) days.
Rent is due on the date stated in the agreement, according to 35-9a-421, and may not only charge a late fee but also may give the tenant seven days’ notice to either vacate or pay the rent in full (including any penalties incurred).
Breaking a Lease
If the tenant breaks the lease agreement the landlord may send the following notices;
- 7-Day Notice – For the non-payment of rent
- 14-Day Notice – For any reason other than payment of rent including; property damage, misrepresentation of a material fact in the rental application, or affecting the health and safety of the premises.