Alabama Security Deposit Laws | § 35-9A-201

In Alabama, the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act covers the rules for security deposits in reference to limits, returning to the tenant, and what can be deducted at the end of the lease. These rules are required for every type of residential property to follow no matter the type of tenant or “alternative deal” that may have been agreed upon.


Maximum Limit ($)

The landlord may charge a maximum of one (1) month’s rent for a residential dwelling.

Returning to Tenant

The landlord is required to return the security deposit within 60 days after lease termination. The tenant

If the security deposit is not returned within the

What Can be Deducted?


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