If a landlord generally fails to comply with his or her obligations under the law or a rental agreement, a tenant has the right to take the following action:
If there is a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or a noncompliance with the section Alaska Landlord Responsibility to Maintain Premises materially affecting health and safety, the tenant may deliver a written notice to the landlord specifying the acts and omissions constituting the breach and specifying that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than 20 days after receipt of the notice if the breach is not remedied in 10 days, and the rental agreement shall terminate as provided in the notice subject to the provisions of this section. If the breach is remediable by repairs or the payment of damages or otherwise, and the landlord remedies the breach before the date specified in the notice, the rental agreement will not terminate. In the absence of due care by the landlord, if substantially the same act or omission that constituted a prior noncompliance of which notice was given recurs within six months, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement upon at least 10 days written notice specifying the breach and the date of termination of the rental agreement. The tenant may not terminate for a condition caused by the deliberate or negligent act or omission of the tenant, a member of the tenant’s family, or other person on the premises with the tenant’s consent.
Damages and Injunctive Relief
Except as provided under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the tenant may recover damages and obtain injunctive relief for any noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or the sections Alaska Landlord Responsibility to Maintain Premises and Alaska Unlawful Removal of Tenant. The remedy provided in this subsection is in addition to a right of the tenant under the General Noncompliance subsection.
Note: If the rental agreement is terminated, the landlord shall return all prepaid rent or security deposits recoverable by the tenant as outlined under the section Alaska Security Deposits and Prepaid Rent.
Article 05. Section 34.03.160.
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