Alabama Rental Laws 2017-09-05T14:47:19+00:00

Alabama Rental Laws 

Your Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Alabama

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Alabama was 4,849,377 on July 1, 2014, which represents an increase of 69,641, or 1.46%, since the 2010 Census

The State of Alabama contains 67 counties.

Alabama Rental Laws County Map

 State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits:

  • Amount:  1 Month’s Rent.  Exceptions allowed including pets.
  • Return Deadline:  35 Days

Fees and Notice:

  • Applications Fees:  No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  14 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent:  Not allowed

Landlord Disclosures:

 Tenant Rights FAQ

 Real Estate Links:

 Federal Government:

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act – Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act – The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

 Credit Reports:

 Tenant Screening:

  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Counties Provided:  Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, De Kalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston

Last Updated: November 10, 2016

No Set Up Fees, No Contracts, No Monthly Minimums!