Landlord / Tenant Law
Our firm represents residential landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer, eviction and collection matters pursuant to the Alabama Residential Landlord Tenant Act. We also represent residential and commercial landlords with the preparation of lease/rental agreements, notices of eviction, regulations and rules and other documents related to the leasing of property. The rights and obligations of commercial landlords who own property on which businesses are located (such as restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, etc.) and commercial tenants (people who rent property for the purpose of conducting a business or store) are determined by the language of the lease agreement. If you are a commercial landlord or a commercial tenant, you should talk to an attorney about the terms of the lease before you sign it. The Alabama Residential Landlord Tenant Act provides persons who rent houses, homes and apartments with many rights against landlords for issues such as rent, maintenance of the property in good condition and the landlord’s entering of the property. However, the Alabama Residential Landlord Tenant Act also requires tenants to keep rent payments current and to keep the inside/interior of the home in good condition. If you are someone who is thinking about renting property, you should carefully review the lease and talk to the landlord about any issues before you sign the lease. You should also consider talking to an attorney about your rights and obligations under The Alabama Residential Landlord Tenant Act. If you are a landlord, you should talk to an attorney about your lease agreement and make sure it is in compliance with The Alabama Residential Landlord Tenant Act and you should talk to an attorney as soon as you receive any written or verbal notice of a problem from the tenant.