Alabama Rental Agreement Templates

Alabama Rental Agreement

Alabama lease agreements allow a landlord and tenant to enter into a legal contract to occupy a property in exchange for the payment of rent. The most common type of rental contract is the 12-month fixed lease which guarantees the property to the tenant for a period of one (1) year as long as the same monthly payments are made on time (typically on the first (1st) of the month).

Alabama Residential Lease Agreement

An Alabama residential lease agreement can be used by any landlord, property manager, or real estate agent to legally bind a tenant into a rental contract. It is advised that the tenant involved fill out a rental application in order to make sure that he or she is able to pay the rental amount on-time each month. 

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Alabama Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

The Alabama month-to-month rental agreement allows a tenant to pay a monthly fee (“rent”) from a landlord for one month at a time with no end date. The landlord will collect a security deposit to ensure that rent will be paid and the responsibilities of the agreement are performed. 

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Alabama Rental Application Form

The Alabama rental application form is a document that landlords send out to a prospective tenant to determine whether they are a viable tenant or not. The information requested relates to rental history, eviction history, and financial information and is used for background screening purposes. 

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Alabama Roommate Agreement

The Alabama roommate agreement is a document that is between the guests of a property that is rented by a landlord. The agreement is only between the guests with the landlord being held harmless of any liability. The individual(s) listed as the tenant(s) on the original or master lease is the only person that will be held liable in any eviction action. 

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Alabama Commercial Lease Agreement 

The Alabama commercial lease agreement is for any tenant seeking to occupy retail, office, or industrial space for a business or personal use. The payments are typically made on a monthly basis and may range anywhere from one (1) to five (5) years and can be for any time-frame as desired by the parties. Renewal periods, option periods, first right of refusal, and options to purchase may be included in the agreement.

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Alabama Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – One (1) month’s rent. Does not include a pet deposit (§ 35-9A-201(a)).

Returning – Sixty (60) days (§ 35-9A-201(e)). If not paid on time the landlord will owe the tenant double the amount (§ 35-9A-201(f)).

Alabama Required Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Required for any property that was constructed prior to January 1, 1978.

Owner’s Information – The landlord must give the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises (§ 35A-9A-202(a)).

Alabama Rent Grace Period

There is no grace period in Alabama. Rent is due on the date and place as described in the lease. If rent is paid after the day mentioned the landlord is able to charge a late fee (§ 35-9A-161(c)).

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.

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