Monthly Archives: March 2011

Your late fees provision may not be enforceable.

It has come to my attention that several District Court judges in Madison County have been refusing to enforce certain late fees provisions in residential lease agreements, finding the late fees to be exorbitant and unconscionable, under the case Abb’s Moving Service, Inc. v. Sarah P. Wooldridge, et al, 612 So.2d 449 (Ala. 1993). UnderContinue Reading

Towing a Tenant’s Car: Making Sure Your "Abandoned Vehicle" Policy Won’t Expose You To Risk

Question: I have a tenant who has parked an inoperable vehicle in my parking lot. This is a clear violation of his lease agreement and we called the tenant repeatedly about his car and he did nothing. Earlier in the week my courtesy officer “tagged” the car and this morning we had it towed. ThisContinue Reading