My question involves an eviction in the state of: alabama
I am currently renting a property in alabama, and have occupied it for over a year. In Feburary of this year the management company that was holding my lease went bankrupt, I was not told, and therefore was unable to pay rent because I did not know who to pay it to.
In mid april I received notice that my lease was being taken over. I called the new property manager to discuss the problems I was having with the house. We sat down and made a list of everything that needed to be done, and she told me she would be in touch.
Several weeks had gone by and I had not heard anything, so in May I only payed half the rent, and sent her an email explaining why. A week later I got a reply telling me I was within my rights to only pay half the rent. A maintaince man showed up a few days later and he started to repair. The wall in the kitchen. It was never finished, a lot of other projects were started as well, but.never compleated. So, when it was time to pay Junes rent, I sent her an email instead telling her I would not be paying rent because the repairs had not been finished. Three weeks later I receive a reply that tells me that I havee to pay her for june and owe her the other half of Mays rent because a "reasonable attempt" had been made to repair the house. I invited her over to see the construction zone I am living in. She never replied, but.sent over a maintaince man who attempted to fix a toilet, but only made it worse. He told me he would be back to fix my ceiling and my roof. I have never seen him again, and she has not replied to my messges. Frustrated, I have not paid Julys rent. I received a note on my door last Thursday, from her lawyers telling me I have seven days to pay everything I owe her,, or they will take legal action.
I am trying to gather the resources to move, but will not be able to afford to o do so until the first of August. I am worried she will evict me, if she has not already started the process. Any advice would be helpfull. She says that I am breaking the lease, but I feel I am within my rights.