An Alabama 7-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a legal document that a landlord serves to a tenant who has violated the terms of their lease agreement or failed to comply with certain obligations, such as causing property damage, engaging in illegal activities on the premises, or breaching other lease terms.
This notice informs the tenant that they have seven days to correct the violation or vacate the rental property. If the tenant fails to remedy the issue within the specified timeframe, the landlord can proceed with eviction.
Governing Law — Ala. Code § 35-9A-421(a).
Notice Types – In Alabama, there are two types of this notice used in the context of landlord-tenant relationships:
- Curable – This notice is given for minor lease breaches, allowing the tenant seven days to rectify the issue and avoid eviction.
- Noncurable – This notice informs the tenant that the lease is terminated immediately without an opportunity to cure the breach in case of repeated violations or illegal activities, such as illicit drug use on the property, firearm discharge not in self-defense, and criminal assault unless in self-defense, as per Ala. Code § 13A-3-23.