Alabama Landlord Forms
Alabama Landlord Forms enable you to always have necessary forms available whenever you need them. At any given time a situation may arise that requires a specific form and the American Apartment Owners Association helps you to always have it on hand. The lease is imperative to every tenancy. Alabama Landlord Tenant Laws 35-9A-163. Prohibited Provisions in Rental Agreements specifies that the lease may not provide that the tenant:
- Agrees to waive or forego rights or remedies established under Section 35-9A-204, 35-9A-401, or 35-9A-404, or requirements of security deposits established by this chapter or under the law of unlawful detainer;
- Authorizes any person to confess judgment on a claim arising out of the rental agreement;
- Agrees to pay the landlord’s attorney’s fees or cost of collection; or
- Agrees to the exculpation or limitation of any liability of the landlord arising under law or to indemnify the landlord for that liability or the costs connected therewith.
If a landlord violates this section of Alabama Landlord Tenant Law, the tenant may recover damages that include an amount equal to actual damages and an additional amount “up to one month’s periodic rent and reasonable attorney’s fees.”
Alabama Landlord Forms provides a rental agreement form that will not violate the prohibited provisions statutes and that will not contain any provisions determined unconscionable, under 35-9A-143.
It is important that you include the Move In/Move Out Checklist with your Alabama Landlord Forms and use it with every tenancy. Prior to the tenant moving in, the landlord and tenant each go through the property, noting the condition of the property, including any damages to the premises. Each of the parties sign, verifying the condition of the property and then the process is repeated upon termination of the tenancy. This allows you to have proof of the condition of the property, with the tenant’s signature agreeing to the condition, should the tenancy go bad and end up in court.
The Notice of Entry provides the tenant with notice that you need to gain access to the premises, giving the tenant the minimum required notice of two days, pursuant to 35-9A-303. If the landlord does not provide proper notice, the landlord can only enter in case of emergency or by court order or if the landlord has “reasonable cause” to believe the tenant has abandoned the premises.
Including the Notice of Past Due Rent, Notice to Pay Rent or Quite, Notice of Termination of Tenancy and the Right of Inspection prior to Termination of Tenancy gives you the Alabama Landlord Forms you need for the variety of situations that may arise in a landlord-tenant relationship.
You no longer have to pay an attorney to provide the Alabama Landlord Forms that are essential for you to have on hand. Now you can easily access Alabama Landlord Forms that you need without having to wait until your attorney draws up the forms. Get the forms you need when you need them for the variety of situations that may occur at any time.
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Alabama Landlord Tenant Laws are governed by Alabama Code, Title 35: Property – Chapter 9A, Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. In addition to the General Provisions and Definitions, the Alabama Landlord Tenant Laws explain the rights and responsibilities of the parties to a landlord tenant agreement. Remedies are provided should one of the parties in a landlord tenant relationship violate the Alabama Landlord Tenant Law statutes. No part of this information is a substitute for legal advice. If you have questions or believe you have a legal case under Alabama Landlord Tenant Law, you should contact an attorney.
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