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Alabama Landlord and Tenant Act Exclusions

The following commonly encountered occupancy situations or circumstances are not governed by the Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act:

Residence at an Institution

Residence at an institution, public or private, if incidental to detention or the provision of medical, geriatric, educational, counseling, religious, or similar service;

Occupancy Under a Sales Contract

Occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part, if the occupant is the purchaser or a person who succeeds to the interest of the purchaser;

Occupancy Under a Social Organization

Occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social organization in the portion of a structure operated for the benefit of the organization;

Short-Term Lodging

Transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or lodgings;

Landlord Employee Housing

Occupancy by an employee of a landlord whose right to occupancy is conditional upon employment in and about the premises;

Owner Occupancy

Occupancy by an owner of a condominium unit or a holder of a proprietary lease in a cooperative;

Agricultural Purposes

Occupancy under a rental agreement covering premises rented by the occupant primarily for agricultural purposes;

Seller Occupancy

Continuation of occupancy by the seller or a member of the seller’s family for a period of not more than 36 months after the sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part.

Section 35-9A-122 (Act 2006-316, p. 668, §1.)

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