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Alabama 7-Day Notice to Quit | Illegal Activity

The Alabama 7-day notice to quit for illegal activity is delivered to a tenant to inform them that they have violated their lease by committing an illegal act on the rental property and that their tenancy will terminate in seven (7) days. Unless the landlord agrees otherwise, the tenant has no right to cure the violation. Therefore, they will be obligated to vacate the property within seven (7) days from the date notice is received. Tenants who fail to comply with the notice requirements may be subject to an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit filed against them by the landlord.

Laws § 35-9A-421(d)

Illegal Actions:

  • Making, selling, using, distributing, or furnishing drugs in the rental unit or premises;
  • Illegally using, making, selling, possessing, or firing of a firearm on the premises (unless used for defense, as stated in § 13A-3-23); and
  • Criminal assault of anyone on the premises of the rental property, unless it is for self-defense or the defense of others (per § 13A-3-23).

Related Forms

Alabama 7-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance – This notice shall be used for lease violations other than illegal activity or the non-payment of rent. The tenant will have seven (7) days to remedy the violation or vacate the premises.

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