Alabama Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Alabama must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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Alabama requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Owner or agent identity.  Landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving notices and demands. Exception: does not apply to resident purchaser under a contract of sale (but does apply to a resident who has an option buy), nor to the continuation of occupancy by the seller or a member of the seller’s family for a period of months after the sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part. (Ala. Code § 35-9A-202)

Check the Alabama statute  (Ala. Code § 35-9A-202) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your  rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net, or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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