Landlord Tenant Bill Advances

Landlord Tenant Bill Advances

Last Wednesday, HB 421, sponsored by Representative David Sessions (R-Grand Bay), received a favorable report from the Senate Committee on State Government.

Under existing law, a tenant is entitled to four curable breaches of his or her lease in a 12-month period and allows notice to terminate a lease to be set at seven days after the notice. 

As introduced, the bill would terminate a lease after three days, down from seven.  However, after much debate on the House floor, Representative Sessions accepted a House floor amendment to keep the notice for termination at seven.  In its current form, HB 421 still changes the number of curable breaches from four to two in a 12-month period.

HB 421 now goes to the Senate floor for consideration.

Alabama REALTORS® supports HB 421 because it allows tenants flexibility while better protecting landlords from frequent breaches to lease agreements.