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In the State of Alabama, is it mandatory to have an Attorney to file an eviction and represent a client, or can a Landlord file his own eviction.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Alabama

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No, but i have been told you must have an Attorney to file and represent at the court hearing.

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Real Estate Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Good afternoon,

There is no requirement in Alabama that a landlord use an attorney to represent them in an eviction. A landlord may file for an eviction and represent themselves in court should they wish.

A landlord cannot, however, use "self-help" --that is, do things like lock a tenant out or cut off their utilities where a tenant has violated their lease.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you.I am a property Owner, of several apartments and wanted to know can I send my Property Manager to file
the evictions.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you
Real Estate Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

If you mean serve the summons? Yes they may, although I recommend that an uninterested adult person serve the summons, such as a process server.

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