The Alabama Landlord Tenant Act governs maintenance or the lack thereof. Unfortunately, it does not allow you to withhold rent because of a landlord's failure to make necessary repairs. If you comply with the notice repairs and the landlord elects not to make the repairs, then you may terminate your lease.
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Unfortunately, withholding of rent is never allowed under Alabama law. You have the option to provide a fourteen day notice and break your lease, or you may hire a lawyer to contact your landlord and negotiate a plan (maybe you pay for the repairs and there’s a written agreement that you’ve done so on lieu of rent).
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