Category Archives: notice requirements

Once Again, Notice Defects

This article is the second in a six-part (at least) series that is designed to give you a detailed look at each segment of the unlawful detainer process. This particular article focuses on the termination notice required before an unlawful detainer action has been filed. A valid termination notice is a condition precedent to theContinue Reading

Terminating a Month-to-Month Tenancy

In order to properly terminate a month-to-month tenant’s possessory rights in the leased premises, please note that the requirement is not “thirty days notice” but rather “notice equal to the length of the tenancy”. The tenancy is calculated from when rent is due. That means you have to give the tenant one FULL months’ notice.Continue Reading

Why Proper Notice Matters

I’m going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the few ways a landlord can lose an unlawful detainer action under Alabama law – using an improper “Notice of Material Non-Compliance” or “7 Day Notice”. A proper 7 Day Notice is condition precedent to filing an action and cannot be corrected onceContinue Reading