The Alaska Lease Agreements allow for a person to be able to occupy commercial or residential property by establishing a written contract with the property owner or their representative. The agreement becomes legally binding after it is signed and may only be terminated after following the required notices by law or through mutual agreement.
Form Description Types
Every lease in Alaska must contain the following disclosures written in the rental agreement per Statute 34-03-080;
The owner must disclose the person is allowed to represent them, if any, by listing their full name, telephone number, and address.
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement, if the tenant leaves the property for more than seven (7) days, they must notify the landlord.
The landlord must state the conditions for holding back or deducting from the Security Deposit at the end of the lease term.
Alaska Landlord-Tenant Laws
State law requires a landlord to collect a maximum of two (2) months’ rent unless the monthly payment exceeds $2,000.
Returning Security Deposit
As If the tenant moves out on the specified date in the agreement, the landlord must return the deposit within fourteen (14) days. If the tenant does not give legal notice or leave at the date written in the agreement, the landlord has thirty (30) days to return the deposit.
Access to Property
The landlord must give the tenant at least twenty-four (24) hours notice before entering the property for a non-emergency entry. This power is not to be abused and should only be considered for maintenance or alterations to the premises.
Rent is due on the date written in the contract. There is no grave period. If payment is not made at the required time the landlord may charge a late fee and begin the eviction process by issuing the 7-Day Notice to Quit. *An eviction is also known as a “Forcible Entry and Detainer”.
Breaking a Lease
If the tenant breaks the lease agreement the landlord may send the following notices;
- 7-Day Notice – For the non-payment of rent. Got form
- 10-Day Notice – For any reason other than payment of rent including; property damage, misrepresentation of a material fact in the rental application, or affecting the health and safety of the premises.