This is the typically the first eviction notice used by an Alabama landlord when rent is past due.
If the tenant is late on the rent, this notice informs them that either the rent must be paid or they must move out within seven days. If the tenant then fails act after receiving this notice, the tenancy terminates and the landlord may file an eviction lawsuit to seek the forcible removal of the tenant.
If the tenant ends up paying before the deadline in the notice, then the landlord may not proceed with eviction proceedings.
• Non-Payment of Rent: 7 days. § 35-9A-421(b)
• Non-Compliance: 7 days. § 35-9A-421(a)
• Termination (Month-to-Month Lease): 30 days. § 35-9A-441(b)
• Eviction Lawsuit: Unlawful Detainer. § 6-6-310 to § 6-6-353