Lawyer Explains Alabama Eviction Laws

Lawyer Explains Alabama Eviction Laws

There are 45 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Sep 8, 2010, titled Lawyer Explains Alabama Eviction Laws. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

Many residents of Summer Manor Apartments in Decatur have told WHNT NEWS 19 that property managers knew about the explosives in Larry Thurman's room and were in the process of evicting him.

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ThomasA

Leeds, AL

#1 Sep 8, 2010
There are families around here that give the landlord a good story,move in, trash the place ,do not pay the rent, and only after a court evection, move to another house and start over again. These bums know the ropes and play it like a game. Will the courthouse employees that have to evict these people share any info so you can avoid these habitual bad tenants?
Tina C

Albertville, AL

#2 Sep 8, 2010
As a renter its not just the renter sometimes its the landlord. Its bad when you rent a place the floor is falling through and the fuse boxs is blowi8ng fuses and when you aks him to fix it he says he dont have time.
Debbie

Decatur, AL

#3 Sep 8, 2010
And my question is WHY did the landlord not call the police when they learned of the hazardous materials??? True, there is a process to eviction, but the quickest way to remove hazardous materials was to call the police!
susie

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 Sep 8, 2010
What are the evictions laws for nonpayment of rent?
TIM

Muscle Shoals, AL

#5 Sep 8, 2010
now you knowwhy rental propertyis not a good idea, the law is on the side of the sick ,lame and lazy obama supporters 5768
Boo

Pell City, AL

#6 Sep 8, 2010
I've got a landlord who wants to raise the rent by $100 because she needs to fix everything in the house. We've got faulty wiring that arcs and some is so old the insulation is rotting off it. Mold growing on the walls, floor, windows, ceiling, etc. throughout the house. The floor is rotting out in spots. Rats the size of cats coming in through holes and spaces between the house and floors. She says because I pay only $350 with no HUD or any other help that I should be grateful to live there instead of the street. Yes I am but I still pay rent every month on time and keep the place up the best I can so I think I should be covered for her to fix the stuff that is breaking down in this dump. I don't have any other place to go.
bob

Huntsville, AL

#7 Sep 8, 2010
What does that do with whats at hand with whats going on with the person who was elderly at the sienor living home nothing. Maybe he was just upset an confussed with what had happen around him an people in general. He just had enough.He did"nt care about politics an I thnow he had no Children. So that had nothing to do with it.He is gone an I will miss old LARRY GOD BE WITH HIM LET HIM BE WHERE HE WANTS TO BE
southern gal

Biloxi, MS

#8 Sep 8, 2010
Larry could have killed a lot of people. By the grace of God, he failed, and killed only himself. This entire story ought to spur some changes in the landlord-tenant laws, so that people who are a danger to others can be evicted immediately. I think the explosives Larry had in his apartment were not illegal, so the police could not have charged him with anything. He didn't possess an illegal weapon, as far as we know. The law needs to be changed so that cases like this one don't fall through the cracks. This could have been a catastophic event, if the other explosives in Larry's place had been ignited by the first blast. Thankfully, the only victim was the perpetator.
awake247

Henagar, AL

#9 Sep 8, 2010
Tina C wrote:
As a renter its not just the renter sometimes its the landlord. Its bad when you rent a place the floor is falling through and the fuse boxs is blowi8ng fuses and when you aks him to fix it he says he dont have time.
Take Your Repairs Out of the Rent Money. Keep All Info On The Repairs!! Rest In Peace Larry.
awake247

Henagar, AL

#10 Sep 8, 2010
Boo wrote:
I've got a landlord who wants to raise the rent by $100 because she needs to fix everything in the house. We've got faulty wiring that arcs and some is so old the insulation is rotting off it. Mold growing on the walls, floor, windows, ceiling, etc. throughout the house. The floor is rotting out in spots. Rats the size of cats coming in through holes and spaces between the house and floors. She says because I pay only $350 with no HUD or any other help that I should be grateful to live there instead of the street. Yes I am but I still pay rent every month on time and keep the place up the best I can so I think I should be covered for her to fix the stuff that is breaking down in this dump. I don't have any other place to go.
Take Your Repairs Out of the Rent Money. Keep All Info On The Repairs!! Rest In Peace Larry.
Bright Eyes

Shreveport, LA

#11 Sep 9, 2010
We live in a nice complex; quiet, excellent maintenance, and above all, clean. Our heating filters are replaced and pest control is done on a regular basis, but!! management will rent to anyone (as long as they pass a credit check, etc.) and not all of these people are good tenants. They have no regard for other tenants and think they are the only ones who pay rent and can be as loud and obnoxious as they want.

As long as the criteria is met and the place is fully occupied, management does not want any complaints. I say too bad. Tenants do have rights and should exercise them when necessary.
ProudVET

United States

#12 Sep 9, 2010
awake, if a tenant makes any repair to their dwelling and keeps the rent money, I promise you, the law will allow the owner to evict them. That's stupid advice you're giving.

Someone asked what Alabama law is for eviction for non-payment of rent. It's 7 days.

Another poster here was right, there are people who play the system like a game. They go from place to place being evicted and living off the landlord as long as they can. They are thieves, plain and simple.

And to those who move into slums with holes in the floor, I ask you, did you not inspect the place before you rented it? Don't rent a home if you don't like the looks of it. If the rent is only $350, chances are it'll stay that way.
Tenant Attorney

Montgomery, AL

#14 Sep 9, 2010
awake247 wrote:
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Take Your Repairs Out of the Rent Money. Keep All Info On The Repairs!! Rest In Peace Larry.
That's illegal in Alabama. Ala. Code 35-9A-164.
TJA

Urbandale, IA

#15 Sep 9, 2010
Boo wrote:
I've got a landlord who wants to raise the rent by $100 because she needs to fix everything in the house. We've got faulty wiring that arcs and some is so old the insulation is rotting off it. Mold growing on the walls, floor, windows, ceiling, etc. throughout the house. The floor is rotting out in spots. Rats the size of cats coming in through holes and spaces between the house and floors. She says because I pay only $350 with no HUD or any other help that I should be grateful to live there instead of the street. Yes I am but I still pay rent every month on time and keep the place up the best I can so I think I should be covered for her to fix the stuff that is breaking down in this dump. I don't have any other place to go.
Rent in the county is cheaper.
Its an obamanation

Mulga, AL

#16 Sep 9, 2010
Boo wrote:
I've got a landlord who wants to raise the rent by $100 because she needs to fix everything in the house. We've got faulty wiring that arcs and some is so old the insulation is rotting off it. Mold growing on the walls, floor, windows, ceiling, etc. throughout the house. The floor is rotting out in spots. Rats the size of cats coming in through holes and spaces between the house and floors. She says because I pay only $350 with no HUD or any other help that I should be grateful to live there instead of the street. Yes I am but I still pay rent every month on time and keep the place up the best I can so I think I should be covered for her to fix the stuff that is breaking down in this dump. I don't have any other place to go.
Move. There is always somewhere else to go. Stop being lazy.
Its an obamanation

Mulga, AL

#17 Sep 9, 2010
Tina C wrote:
As a renter its not just the renter sometimes its the landlord. Its bad when you rent a place the floor is falling through and the fuse boxs is blowi8ng fuses and when you aks him to fix it he says he dont have time.
Didn't you check the place out when you moved in? Move.
Not LL T issue

Knoxville, TN

#18 Sep 9, 2010
The property managers were aware that there were explosives in his apartment. They could have called the police or filed in circuit court for an injunction. There were remedies available to the property managers besides waiting out an eviction. If fact, by failing to act in protection of the other tenants, the property managers could be held responsible for injuries to the other tenants. Do not believe what that attorney said in the article. She has only been practicing for 4 years. Not exactly the expert that I would contact for research.
fidelia44

Anniston, AL

#19 Sep 9, 2010
ThomasA wrote:
There are families around here that give the landlord a good story,move in, trash the place ,do not pay the rent, and only after a court evection, move to another house and start over again. These bums know the ropes and play it like a game. Will the courthouse employees that have to evict these people share any info so you can avoid these habitual bad tenants?
It isn't necessarily courthouse employees that have the answers. Most landlords should undertake basic screening to make sure that they don't end up with habitual non-payers.
kon

Huntsville, AL

#20 Sep 9, 2010
Boo wrote:
I've got a landlord who wants to raise the rent by $100 because she needs to fix everything in the house. We've got faulty wiring that arcs and some is so old the insulation is rotting off it. Mold growing on the walls, floor, windows, ceiling, etc. throughout the house. The floor is rotting out in spots. Rats the size of cats coming in through holes and spaces between the house and floors. She says because I pay only $350 with no HUD or any other help that I should be grateful to live there instead of the street. Yes I am but I still pay rent every month on time and keep the place up the best I can so I think I should be covered for her to fix the stuff that is breaking down in this dump. I don't have any other place to go.
Look for a new place,that suxs but I have seen it go both ways professional renters trashing the place attacking the landlord and destroyong the house cuz they thought the landlord owed them a free ride through life it happened across the street from where I live .I think you should look for a better place and should be able to find better for $350 per month,I really hope it works out for you bro. Don't know but this might be a health hazard but don't know the laws.
kon

Huntsville, AL

#21 Sep 9, 2010
Bright Eyes wrote:
We live in a nice complex; quiet, excellent maintenance, and above all, clean. Our heating filters are replaced and pest control is done on a regular basis, but!! management will rent to anyone (as long as they pass a credit check, etc.) and not all of these people are good tenants. They have no regard for other tenants and think they are the only ones who pay rent and can be as loud and obnoxious as they want.
As long as the criteria is met and the place is fully occupied, management does not want any complaints. I say too bad. Tenants do have rights and should exercise them when necessary.
That is a shame,it happens at apts. people being loud and stuff maybe you could find a house cheap and get away from loud inconsiderate people.

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