Alabama Standard Rental Lease Agreement Templates

An Alabama residential lease agreement form is a legally binding contract between a Landlord and a Tenant. The Landlord collects the Tenant’s credit, background, and employment information in advance to ensure that the agreed rental payment will be paid on time. Download our free fill-in-the-blank Word Processing and PDF templates.

Last updated April 24th, 2024

An Alabama residential lease agreement form is a legally binding contract between a Landlord and a Tenant. The Landlord collects the Tenant’s credit, background, and employment information in advance to ensure that the agreed rental payment will be paid on time. Download our free fill-in-the-blank Word Processing and PDF templates.

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An Alabama rental lease agreement is a written and oral contract between the Landlord and Tenant(s). Oral agreements are considered tenancy-at-will with no specific end date. Using a written agreement provides more safeguards for the property owner.

Rental Application – Tenant(s) should complete this form before signing lease agreement. This application will confirm the Tenants credit and employment.

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Standard Residential Lease Agreement

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What to Include in a Alabama Standard Lease Agreement

Security Deposits

  • Owners may not charge a security deposit equal to more than one month’s rent.
  • The security deposit must be placed in an escrow account with a bank or lending institution.
  • A security deposit must be returned, in total, within 60 days after the termination of the lease.

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Source: §35-9A-201

Landlord’s Entry

  • To enter a property for repairs, maintenance, pest control, or service relating to health and safety, at least two days advanced notice must be given.

Source: § 35-9A-303

Breach of Agreement

  • The landlord is required to give the tenant 7 business days’ notice to fix any breach of contract. If the tenant fails to fix the violation within the specified period, the landlord can terminate the lease.

Source: §35-9A-421

Repairs and Maintenance

  • It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that their property is habitable and to bear the cost of any necessary repairs to maintain the habitable condition of the property.

Source: § 35-9A-204

Rental Market

  • Alabama’s real estate market is more affordable compared to other states. This state offers housing options, including single-family homes, condominiums, and rural properties. Cities such as Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile have the most active real estate markets.

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What Factors Affect Real Estate in Alabama?

  • Affordability – The cost of living and housing tends to be lower in Alabama compared to many other states, making it an attractive option for homebuyers.
  • Economic Factors – The state’s economy, including aerospace, manufacturing, birthrate, and healthcare, can influence the real estate market.
  • Job Market – Employment opportunities and job growth in certain areas can drive demand for housing.
  • Population Trends – Population changes affect real estate. Growing cities have higher housing demand.
  • Interest Rates –  Interest rates for mortgages can affect both the affordability and demand for real estate.
  • Local Regulations –  Zoning laws, property taxes, and other local regulations.

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Alabama Standard Residential Lease Agreement