Alabama Seven (7) Day Notice to Quit | Nonpayment

The Alabama seven (7) day notice to quit can be issued, according to § 35-9A-421, the day after payment is due as stated in the lease agreement between the landlord and tenant. The notice gives the tenant the seven (7) time period to either pay all that is owed to the landlord, including any back-rent, or vacate the premises with all their possessions. The tenant should note that they will remain liable for the rental amounts due to the landlord if they choose to move-out.

  • If the tenant does nothing then the landlord can file a lawsuit against them.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – In the header area enter the date and the name of the tenant and all other tenants occupying the space.

Step 3 – The landlord should enter (up to 3) rental periods where the tenant has been behind in their payment by entering the date(s) and past due amount. Below that the landlord should calculate the total amount due, less any partial payments, and enter the total amount due.

Step 4 – The landlord should check whether or not the lease will terminate upon payment. The lease cannot be canceled if it is the tenant’s first (1st) late payment.