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Under Alabama law you must terminate the month to month tenancy in writing by giving 30 days notice, prior to the next date rent is due, to the tenant. You can hand the notice to the tenant or just post it on his door.
If the tenant does not move out after the notice period you need to file a forcible detainer in the housing court for the county. The clerk of the court would have the forms or you can retain local counsel if you do not wan to have to learn as you go.
The court will issue an order for possession and you place it with the sheriff for execution. The sheriff will then go to the premises and move remove the tenant and their possessions.
The court process takes about a month.
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