Gives the landlord permission to call to previous landlords, for the purposes of doing a background and referene check. This is used for the purpose of verifying the information in the rental application before renting a house to the tenant. This form carefully limits the information that can be shared. That inforamtion should be directly related to the qualifications of the tenant and nothing more. This ensures that extraneous and possibily sensitive information, or information that can be discriminatory is not shared for Alabama(US)
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Tenants have the right to suitable housing and the right to pursue some forms of alternative action. Alabama landlords have the right to collect rent in a timely manner and the right to pursue formal eviction in the case of a lease violation.

  • The Federal HUD handles complaints about housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing and many other issues. For additional local resources, you can also contact a housing counseling agency.
  • This handbook tells you what’s in the landlord-tenant law, along with some basic information for renters. There are sections on what you need to do before you move into a place, while you live there, when you move out, and when you need legal help on a tenant issue. If you have specific questions about your rights as a tenant, you should contact a lawyer – the handbook is not a substitute for legal advice.

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