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Alabama Termination of Lease for a Periodic Tenancy Law

Landlord Tenant – Lease Termination – Alabama

These statutes describe the process by which a periodic lease (tenancy) with a term of less than one year may be terminated. A periodic lease (or, periodic tenancy) is one that is not set to end at any specific date, but rather continues from month to month (for example) until either Landlord or Tenant decides to terminate the lease.

Section 35-9-5

Notice to terminate tenancy for term less than one year.

In all cases of tenancy by the month or for any other term less than one year, where the tenant holds over without special agreement, the landlord shall have the right to terminate the tenancy by giving the tenant 10 days’ notice in writing of such termination, and the landlord upon giving said notice for said time shall be authorized without further notice to the tenant to recover possession of the rented premises in an action of unlawful detainer.

Section 35-9-7

Service of demand or notice.

(a) Any demand may be made or notice served by delivering a written or printed, or partly written and printed, copy thereof to the tenant, or by leaving the same with some person above the age of 18 years, residing on or in possession of the premises;and in case no one is in the actual possession of said premises, then by posting the same on the premises.
(b) When any such demand is made or notice served by an officer authorized to serve process, his return shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, and if such demand is made or notice served by any person not an officer, the return may be sworn to by the person serving the same, and shall then be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated.


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