You have rights and responsibilities when you enter into a legal agreement with a property owner.

The Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act was enacted in 2006, and has gone through various revisions since.

This law governs the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants, but leaves much to interpretation. Leases may not include provisions that are prohibited by the Landlord Tenant Act.

Tenant Rights

Learn about your rights as a tenant in order to effectively advocate for yourself in any circumstance.

Tenant Obligations

As a tenant, you have obligations to your landlord that are part of the Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. You should be aware of these obligations. Even if they are not included in your lease agreement, they are part of the law.

Personal Safety Tips

Understand how to build personal habits that can help improve your safety in your home, on campus, or anywhere.

Home Safety Tips

Remember that you and the property where you live are only as safe as you make them. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about how to best protect your home, vehicle, and property.

View the Alabama Tenants’ Handbook, published by ARISE Citizens’ Policy Project, which conducts independent policy research in Alabama

NOTE: The University of Alabama can never guarantee that accidents and criminal activity will not occur. Safety and security in any given situation depends on multiple factors, not the least of which is the responsibility of all persons to make informed decisions and use of best practices.