The first thing to find out about your Alabama lease is whether you`re dealing with a periodic lease or a lease by agreement. A lease usually lasts for a set period of time in exchange for rent, while a lease can last indefinitely. Leases can only be terminated with a termination form if there is a breach of contract, while a lease can be terminated at any time with the Alabama Notice to Vacate form. In the absence of a written lease, Alabama law requires landlords to notify tenants at least 30 days in advance to evacuate the property if they wish to terminate the lease agreement. If the tenant terminates the rental agreement, he is required to notify the owners at least 30 days in advance. A lessor may deduct from the deposit all unpaid and accrued rents and/or the actual costs of repairing the damage suffered by the rental unit. . . .