Alabama Eviction Laws

Terminating Tenancy and Eviction in Alabama

A tenant has a right to pay rent or move within seven days after the rent’s due date before a landlord can file an eviction. However, there are exceptions landlords can excercise for refusing rent when tenants commit illegal behavior (drugs, violence, etc.). In such instances, an unconditional quit notice gives the tenant seven days to move out (before an eviction can be filed). For lease violations, 14 calendar days must be given to correct the violation before the landlord can file for eviction.