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My father owns a rental home in Alabama. The tenant are 3 months

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My father owns a rental home in Alabama. The tenant are 3 months behind in rent as of June 10. The agreement in March was that we would buy room A/C once we received the April rent. When I asked about the rent April 22, they said that they mailed cash on April 5. We never received anything in the mail. Now they want cash to fix other problems and will not pay rent. They have a verbal month to month lease. I have requested that they move within 30 days in writing. What steps do I go through to evict. The property is in Alabama and we live in Tennessee
Hello: I am afraid that you face a very difficult situation. You will have to file an eviction suit in AL in the small claims court and you (technically, your father as the owner) will have to personally attend court. The way this is normally avoided is by placing the property into the hands of a professional property manager by contract. They can represent their clients in court, in most small claims court jurisdictions. As I said, you are in a difficult situation and there are no cheap, easy or quick answers from the legal side of things.
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