Hoover Eviction Attorney
At Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC, we understand that your business, livelihood, and, if you have them, the jobs of your employees, all depend on timely rent payments from your tenants. Our Hoover evictions attorneys comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations to ensure that everyone’s rights are represented fairly during eviction proceedings. We fight for everything that you are owed pertaining to pre-eviction and post-eviction judgments and collections. While a non-compliant tenant can be more than frustrating, you must abide by the legal doctrine when dealing with evictions. The rules that regulate evictions in Hoover, Alabama, are complex and many, and it is essential to work with an experienced attorney in order to comply with the laws and evade the legal and financial consequences of breaking them. Our attorneys are familiar and up to date with the Alabama Landlord-Tenant Act, and can assist you by filing an unlawful detainer if necessary, as well as negotiating, reviewing, and drafting leases, among other duties.
The Alabama Landlord Tenant Act
The Alabama Landlord Tenant Act of 2009 regulates the actions of tenants and landlords and offers protection to tenants in a variety of manners, including protections set in place to thwart discrimination. For example, under the Act, a tenant can sue a landlord for up to $3,000 in order to receive their deposit, landlords must give 30 days notice before raising the rent (excepted in some circumstances), and landlords must give two days notice before entering the premises. The Act governs in other ways by:
- Banning discrimination (along with the Federal Fair Housing Act) based on race, religion, sexual identity, gender, disability, pregnancy status, nationality, family status, and age. Discrimination based on a protected trait means refusing to rent to, charging more in rent, evicting, not making necessary and reasonable improvements (for a person with a disability), or discriminating in another manner;
- Limiting a landlord’s ability to file an eviction when a tenant violated the lease agreement. Even when a tenant discharged a firearm, possessed illegal drugs, or committed an assault, the landlord must give the tenant seven days notice to move out before filing for an eviction;
- Banning landlord retaliation; and
- Creating legal requirements for how to deal with tenant-abandoned property.
However, the Act does not strip a landlord of all power by protecting a tenant in every situation. While these laws were put in place to protect tenants, Alabama law still allows for landlords to evict lease-violating tenants in a timely, economical fashion. By working closely with a Hoover attorney at Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC who knows state and federal law, you can successfully evict a tenant and begin renting your property as soon as possible.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney to Help Draft or Review Your Lease Agreement
According to Investopedia, relying on a handshake or not creating a thorough and legally binding lease is one of the biggest and most common mistakes landlords make. Our Hoover eviction attorneys provide review and drafting of lease agreements in addition to our eviction services. Contact the Hoover law offices of Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC, today at 205-322-6060.