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Alaska Landlord-Tenant Laws

In Alaska, most of the laws governing residential rental property are found within Alaska consumer laws sections 34.03.010-34.03.360, known as the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The laws contained within this Act have been explained below.

Landlord-Tenant Exclusions

There are certain landlord-tenant arrangements that are not governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. See Alaska Landlord-Tenant Relationship Exclusions.

Terms and Conditions of Rental Agreement

The state of Alaska allows landlords to use lawful clauses and conditions in a rental agreement and stipulates what to do when there is no rental agreement, especially regarding paying rent and how long the tenancy will be recognized under the law. See Alaska Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions.

Effect of Unsigned or Undelivered Rental Agreement

Learn what happens to a rental agreement when a landlord or tenant fails to sign and/or return it to the other party involved in the transaction. See Alaska Unsigned or Undelivered Rental Agreement.

Prohibited Provisions in Rental Agreements

The state of Alaska prohibits the use of certain provisions in rental agreements. Find out which ones are not enforceable under the law. See Alaska Rental Agreement Prohibited Provisions.

Sublease and Assignment

The ability for a tenant to sublet a rental property assign his or her obligations of a rental agreement to another tenant is subject to the landlord’s permission and the laws of Alaska. See Alaska Sublease and Assignment Laws.

Security Deposits and Prepaid Rent

A landlord in Alaska has specific obligations under the law with regard to collecting and returning a tenant’s security deposit. See Alaska Security Deposits and Prepaid Rent.

Landlord Disclosures

The state of Alaska requires a landlord to make certain disclosures either before or at the time a rental property agreement is being offered to a tenant. See Alaska Landlord Disclosures.

Landlord to Maintain Fit Premises

Landlords have several responsibilities under the law to ensure a rental property is maintained in a manner that provides the tenant with safe, healthy, and habitable living conditions. See Alaska Landlord Responsibility to Maintain Premises.

Tenant Obligations

Tenants have several responsibilities under the law which include maintaining a clean, safe, and nuisance free living environment as well as not engaging in illegal activity on the premises. See Alaska Tenant Obligations.

Landlord Rules and Regulations

The state of Alaska allows landlords to impose their own set of rules and regulations on a tenant as long as they are lawful. See Alaska Landlord Rules and Regulations.

Access to Dwelling Unit

Landlords are entitled to enter into their rental property as long as the reason and access is lawful. See Alaska Landlord Right to Enter.

Landlord and Tenant Abuse of Access Remedies

The state of Alaska provides remedies for landlords and tenants when either of them fail to abide by the laws governing the right to enter a rental property. See Alaska Landlord and Tenant Abuse of Property Access.

Tenant to Use and Occupy

Unless otherwise agreed, the state of Alaska sets forth basic requirements concerning the use and occupancy of a dwelling unit. See Alaska Tenant Use and Occupancy.

Tenant Remedies

Landlord Remedies

Periodic Tenancy and Holdover

Short-term tenancies and tenants that holdover at the end of the lease term must be terminated in accordance with the laws of Alaska. See Alaska Periodic Tenancy and Holdover Laws.

Landlord Retaliation Prohibited

A landlord is not allowed to take any action against a tenant (e.g., raising rent, decreasing services, threatening eviction) unless the act itself and the reason for doing so is lawful. See Alaska Landlord Retaliation Prohibited.

Mediation and Binding Arbitration

The use of alternate legal forums to resolve landlord-tenant disputes are contingent upon the laws of Alaska. See Alaska Landlord-Tenant Mediation and Arbitration.