Alabama 7 Day Notice for Failure to Pay Rent
Before a landlord may initiate eviction proceedings, he or she is required to give the tenant the 7 Day Notice for Failure to Pay Rent.
Document Last Modified: 4/19/2023
In the state of Alabama, you are required to give seven days’ notice to a tenant who is behind on the rent before you initiate any eviction proceedings in court. This notice is only for failure to pay rent, not for other lease violations. If your tenant decided to house orphaned raccoons in your rental property despite a no-pets clause, this isn’t the form to use. (In that case, you’ll want to issue our Alabama 7 Day Notice to Terminate the Lease, but be sure to get a rabies vaccination if you’ll be serving the notice in person.)
Whether or not you’ve tried other means to get your tenant to pay (by issuing a Late Rent Reminder or Notice to Report Late Rent Payments, for example), you can use the Alabama 7 Day Notice for Failure to Pay Rent once a rent payment has been missed past any grace period. If the tenant fails to pay within the seven days, you can then terminate the lease agreement. You might even be able to recover damages and attorney’s fees.
Because we’ve done the heavy legal lifting for you, the document contains all of the necessary language, including giving the tenant the opportunity to pay up before he has to move on, and complies with Alabama’s Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. (Sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it?)
To get started, all you have to do is click "Create Document," customize the form by clicking on the right property and tenant and enter the amount of money due. We’ll automatically add today’s date to the form, but you can change it if you need to. Click "Create Documents" and you’re done! Click on the document name to download and print it. Once you’ve done that, you can sign it and fill in by hand how and when notice was served.
Evictions are pretty complicated procedures, so you may want to brush up by reading our Overview of the Eviction Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to Eviction. We also have some other awesome articles that deal with evictions. Just look at our hand-picked selections below.
Alabama Rental Forms and Templates
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- Move-In/Move-Out Walkthrough Checklist: The move-in/move-out walkthrough checklist documents property condition at move-in and move-out.
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- Tenant Welcome Letter: This customizable letter provides Tenants with all the information they need about their rental from day 1. Plus, it’s a great way to establish good Landlord-Tenant communication.
- Rent Ledger: This free rent ledger makes it EZ for Landlords to keep up with rent payments and document any missed payments.
- Alabama 7-Day Notice for Failure to Pay Rent: This form should be used if a Tenant is behind on rent. This notice must be served before a Landlord can initiate eviction proceedings.
- Alabama 7-Day Notice to Terminate the Lease: This form should be used if the Landlord wants to terminate a Lease due to a Lease violation other than the nonpayment of rent.
- Alabama Statement of Claim - Eviction/Unlawful Detainer: This is the document that Alabama Landlords use to initiate an eviction proceeding.
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