Alabama Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

An Alabama lease agreement is a document created between a landlord and tenant for the renting of property in exchange for rent. In most cases, the tenant pays rent on the first (1st) of the month and, if not paid, may be subject to late fees or an eviction (unlawful detainer). After a lease is signed it remains in effect until the end date. If either the landlord or tenant breaks the lease then the other party will be entitled to damages.

Contents

  • Agreements By Type
    • Commercial Lease Agreement
    • College Roommate Agreement
    • Lease with Option to Purchase
    • Month to Month Rental Agreement
    • Rental Application
    • Roommate Agreement
    • Standard (1-year) Lease
    • Sublease Agreement
  • Alabama Landlord-Tenant Laws
    • Disclosures
    • Eviction
      • Non-Payment of Rent
      • Non-Compliance
    • Landlord’s Access
    • Late Rent
      • Grace Period
      • Maximum Fees ($)
    • Security Deposits
      • Maximum Amount ($)
      • Returning to Tenant
      • Interest Required?
      • Separate Bank Account?

Agreements By Type


Commercial Lease Agreement – A lease for non-residential use and is commonly calculated on a per square foot ($/sf) basis. May be for retail, office, industrial space.

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College Roommate Agreement – Between the roommates at a university to schedule cleaning, quiet, study, and any other times.

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Month to Month Lease Agreement (§ 35-9A-441(b)) – A residential lease agreement with no end date. Either party may terminate the agreement at any time by providing at least thirty (30) days’ notice.

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Lease with Option to Purchase – A standard lease that also offers the tenant the option to buy the property under predetermined conditions.

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Rental Application – To be used by a landlord in an effort to view the tenant’s creditworthiness, criminal history, and past employment.

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Roommate Agreement – Allows a landlord or tenant to lease a room in a residential dwelling.

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Standard Lease Agreement – The most common type of residential contract that is for a fixed term usually lasting for one (1) year.

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Sublease Agreement – An agreement between a tenant and a sub-tenant for either a portion or all of the space being rented. This often calls for permission of the landlord in order for a tenant to sublease property.

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Alabama Landlord-Tenant Laws

Disclosures

Eviction

Non-Payment of Rent

Non-Compliance

Landlord’s Access

 

Rent

Grace Period

Increase Rent Notice – Only for month-to-month rental agreements, the landlord may increase the rent by providing at least ___ days’  notice to the tenant.

Maximum Fees ($)

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($)

Returning to Tenant

Interest Required?

Separate Bank Account?