Can the state of Alabama charge the owner or renter for yard clean up

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Can the state of Alabama charge the owner or renter for yard clean up

I rented a trailer to someone. The
state of Alabama has given me 15 days to
get yard clear of debris. I explained
this to renter they will not clean it
up. Can I go on the property and remove
the debris without renters consent?

Asked on July 11, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

1) Yes, the property owner, not the renter or tenant, is the one who is responsible for the clean up, and so the one that the state would charge or fine.
2) A property owner or landlord has the right enter the property on 24-hour notice (best sent in writing, sent some way you can prove delivery, including email or text message) for maintenance, to remove debris or garbage, or to correct an illegal condition. So you can provide proper notice then go in to do this.


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