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Daniel H. Weberman, The Kabinet Founder – Terry I. Weberman, The Kabinet CPA

Daniel is an attorney and the founder of Kabinet. He is always here to help answer your home ownership questions as well as anything related to using your Kabinet app. Ask Daniel a question by sending an email to info@kabinet.com and put “Daniel” in the subject line. This is a complimentary service as part of Kabinet’s commitment to you! Terry is a Certified Public Accountant in the New York Metro area with experience working with businesses and individuals across all backgrounds. He writes articles for the Kabinet blog and is here to help you on your home ownership and/or investing journey. Ask Terry a question by sending an email to info@kabinet.com and put “Terry CPA” in the subject line. This is a complimentary service as part of Kabinet’s commitment to you!

Introduction

Renting a property in Alabama can be a complex process. There are state laws to consider as well as any local ordinances that may be in place. This blog post will provide an overview of rental laws in Alabama, as well as a list of resources for further information.

Alabama Landlord Tenant Law

Alabama Landlord-Tenant Law establishes the rights and duties of the two parties in the rental agreement. The law outlines the requirements for the rental agreement, the rights and duties of landlords and tenants, the process for evictions, and other important information.

Security Deposits

Under Alabama law, landlords can collect a security deposit from tenants before they move in. The maximum amount for security deposits is two months’ rent for unfurnished units and three months’ rent for furnished units. Landlords are required to return the deposit within 45 days of the tenant’s move-out.

Notice Requirements

Alabama law states that landlords must provide tenants with at least 30 days’ written notice before terminating a rental agreement or raising the rent. The notice must include the date of the change, the amount of the rent increase, and the date on which the increase will take effect.

Resources

Conclusion

Renting a property in Alabama is a complex process that requires a thorough understanding of state and local laws. This blog post provides an overview of rental laws in Alabama, as well as a list of resources for further information. It is important for landlords and tenants to familiarize themselves with these laws to ensure their rights and responsibilities are properly understood and fulfilled.

Note

Daniel, The Kabinet Founder, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information within this article was correct at time of publication. He does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. Speak to your advisor to make sure you qualify for such benefits or opportunities. Do not rely solely on this abbreviated article, it is for informational purposes only. Terry, The Kabinet CPA, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information within this article was correct at time of publication. He does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. Speak to your advisor to make sure you qualify for such benefits or opportunities. Do not rely solely on this abbreviated article, it is for informational purposes only.