This form is used when the tenant has paid a deposit to the landlord to hold a particular property with the intention of renting it. This is used before a lease is signed. The form creates a legal agreement and specifies the both the rights and obligations of both the tenant and the landlord. for Alabama(US)
This will acknowledge receipt of the sum of
as a holding deposit to hold the vacant rental property
. at
. The property will be rented to Application on a
basis at a rent of
and a security deposit of
per month, if applicant signs Landlords written lease before
and pays landlord the first month’s rent and a
security deposit on or before that date, in which event the holding deposit
applied to the first month's rent.
This Agreement depends upon Landlord receiving a satisfactory report of Applicant’s references and credit history. Landlord and Applicant agree that if Applicant fails to sign the Agreement and pay the remaining rent and security deposit, Landlord may retain of this holding deposit a sum equal to the prorated daily rent of
per day plus a
charge to compensate Landlord for the inconvenience.
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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.
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