Lawyer Explains Alabama Eviction Laws

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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. Full Story
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chutzpah

Huntsville, AL

#22 Sep 9, 2010
And a lot of landlords need to know that if they have a tenant that is a single or divorced woman, the sex life of the tenant is none of their business and even if the landlord is a Deacon of the church, retired military, and happily married for 30 yrs, he doesnt have the right to enter the home while the tenant is at work and go through her underwear and loungerie.Renters have rights too
fidelia44

United States

#23 Sep 10, 2010
Not LL T issue wrote:
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.
Really? Do you want a list of publications and a resume?
ThomasA

Sterrett, AL

#24 Sep 10, 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.
If you have obnoxious loud music and bad behavior after a reasonable hour, like ten o'clock,call the police and report it. They will generally come by a speak to the offenders. Keep calling and have the other neighbors call. Ask for stepped-up patrols in your area. The police dept. keeps records of multiple instances and will contact the managers to stop the problem one way or another. Don't sit and be miserable, you have to be active to get the problem solved.
PrettiTS22

Huntsville, AL

#25 Sep 10, 2010
Great article. I know for a fact that the attorney is telling the truth. Don't be so quick to judge based on a news article. Reporters are known to misinterpret some info.
Boo

Sparta, WI

#26 Sep 11, 2010
We're not being lazy. This is the only place we can afford. We have deaf and hard of hearing family so we need a house because we're loud talkers, we have physical disabilities so no steps, and we love to garden so we need a yard. Before we rented this dump, it wasn't bad. She had just did a little remodeling but we found out she got all the materials off the street or bought used. She hired alcoholics and meth addicts who stole things while working. Even our beer! Then when things started breaking down, she would say she didn't have the money to fix it right away. A few months turned into a couple more until we've been here for 6 years. Not everyone has the money to pick up and move especially when you've got kids graduating high school one after the other. We only wanted the landlord to fix what she was supposed to but $25000 in rent from 6 years just wasn't enough I guess. Not every renter is bad and not every landlord is a slumlord. It goes both ways.
ThomasA

Sterrett, AL

#27 Sep 11, 2010
Boo wrote:
We're not being lazy. This is the only place we can afford. We have deaf and hard of hearing family so we need a house because we're loud talkers, we have physical disabilities so no steps, and we love to garden so we need a yard. Before we rented this dump, it wasn't bad. She had just did a little remodeling but we found out she got all the materials off the street or bought used. She hired alcoholics and meth addicts who stole things while working. Even our beer! Then when things started breaking down, she would say she didn't have the money to fix it right away. A few months turned into a couple more until we've been here for 6 years. Not everyone has the money to pick up and move especially when you've got kids graduating high school one after the other. We only wanted the landlord to fix what she was supposed to but $25000 in rent from 6 years just wasn't enough I guess. Not every renter is bad and not every landlord is a slumlord. It goes both ways.
Most landlords are not really mean as they seem but they are entitled to recoup their investment and pay their property taxes and insurance or there would not be any private rental properties,only public projects. In six years you should have been able to find something better if the place is as bad as you say. Have you offered to paint and spruce up the place and work it out of the rent?$350.00 a month won't get you much in today's private market so try working with the landlord if you like the location. That may be your only option.
its just you

Athens, AL

#28 Sep 12, 2010
Boo: Not everyone has the money to pick up and move especially when you've got kids graduating high school one after the other. She hired alcoholics and meth addicts who stole things while working. Even our beer!

Money for beer but no money for home improvements or moving? Your priorities are messed up.
Plagiarist Watch

Pulaski, TN

#29 Sep 12, 2010
its just you wrote:
Boo: Not everyone has the money to pick up and move especially when you've got kids graduating high school one after the other. She hired alcoholics and meth addicts who stole things while working. Even our beer!
Money for beer but no money for home improvements or moving? Your priorities are messed up.
Where would we be without uppity plagiarists?
Plagiarist Watch

United States

#30 Sep 13, 2010
Plagiarist Watch wrote:
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Where would we be without uppity plagiarists?
Where would we be without uppity plagiarists?
Boo

Sparta, WI

#31 Sep 13, 2010
we have worked on the place fixing things, painting, etc. on our own dime but we're on disability. my husband has a beer every now and then. He likes it and it also helps to keep his blood thinned out without taking blood thinners for clots. the beer that was stolen was left by friends who didn't want to have it in their car. we were going to give it to another friend who drinks bud light. and it takes a whole lot more than the price of a 6 pack to move with all the deposits you have to pay. we have a contract with her by paying the rent that she will keep this place in livable condition. we're looking to move but it's hard to find something you can afford that has what you need.
ImbecilePlagiari st Thief

United States

#32 Sep 13, 2010
Plagiarist Watch wrote:
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Where would we be without uppity plagiarists?
How am I to know who is me and who is them. I don't know which smileys to click cause I don't know if it's me or them. Please Jill come help me.
Bestworking

Athens, AL

#33 Sep 13, 2010
ImbecilePlagiarist Thief wrote:
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How am I to know who is me and who is them. I don't know which smileys to click cause I don't know if it's me or them. Please Jill come help me.
Nooooo, jill will send the jackboots after you. Do you have a link to your confusion?
brenda c

Davenport, IA

#34 Sep 14, 2010
Its an obamanation wrote:
<quoted text> Move. There is always somewhere else to go. Stop being lazy.
nobodys makin you stay go somewhere else duh!!!!!
Piety Watch

Pulaski, TN

#35 Sep 15, 2010
Its an obamanation wrote:
<quoted text> Move. There is always somewhere else to go. Stop being lazy.
Uppity plagiarists will be the first to tell you how to live, but the lazy garbage won't contribute a nickel towards that new life they demand. All they do is flap their crusty lips and breathe your air.
Anonymous

Manasquan, NJ

#38 May 26, 2011
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The Ex Wife

Huntsville, AL

#39 Apr 1, 2013
My son has just become administrator of his fathers estate. My son's uncle has been at the house and was at the time his father passed away. The uncle remains in the house. Does my son have to go through eviction proceedings to have him removed? Or can he go with the officers and have him removed? The house will soon go into foreclosure and my son needs to get the house rented.
Martavius

Huntsville, AL

#40 Apr 5, 2013
The Ex Wife wrote:
My son has just become administrator of his fathers estate. My son's uncle has been at the house and was at the time his father passed away. The uncle remains in the house. Does my son have to go through eviction proceedings to have him removed? Or can he go with the officers and have him removed? The house will soon go into foreclosure and my son needs to get the house rented.
I say just pop his chops and then see how fast he leaves the property.
The Ex Wife

Huntsville, AL

#41 Apr 7, 2013
Martavius wrote:
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I say just pop his chops and then see how fast he leaves the property.
Then he would get arrested, or that would be a great idea.
Henry

Madison, AL

#42 Apr 19, 2013
Part of renting is the upkeep of the property by the landlord. If they won't, you have two options. Move out and it will be rented to someone who doesn't care or fight it and the landlord will find some reason to evict you or not renew your lease. Landlords want a 100% profit, so they don't like to fix things. I once rented an apartment and the landlord used the rent as an income, the only income he had. He did not fix things at all. My water heater leaked for 2 years. I finally moved out because I got tired of beating a dead horse.
dslbassman

United States

#43 Apr 24, 2014
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.
According to Alabama law, your landlord does not have the right to raise your rent during a lease, due to the cost of repairs. Give them written notice of all repairs needed, including the rat investigation, they then have 14 days to act. If nothing is done at that point, I would suggest seeking legal advice to protect your rights as a tenant.

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