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  • What is an Alaska Eviction Notice or Notice to Quit?

    Usually, the primary purpose of an Alaska Eviction Notice is to communicate to a renter about future legal action if they fail to comply with the agreed-upon terms and conditions of their lease or do not move out as demanded. By making this essential legal notice, you will be able to enforce your terms, while still giving your tenant(s) time to rectify the issue before a specified deadline. That said, in some cases, there is no solution, and filing a complaint with the court is inevitable. Appropriate for any residential property, our Eviction Notice for Alaska can be used by any landlord with tenants in Fairbanks, Juneau, Anchorage, and in all other cities across the Last Frontier.

  • Can I evict my tenant(s) for nonpayment of rent in Alaska?

    In general, yes, and you may use an Alaska Eviction Notice (more specifically known as a 7-Day Notice to Pay or Quit) to initiate the process. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several special protections in place for tenants who can't pay rent. While the federal ban on eviction has been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Alaska is able to create and enforce its own regulations for residential evictions. Stay up to date with the consult a local landlord-tenant lawyer, if you are uncertain.

  • Does a property owner have to use an Eviction Notice in Alaska?

    If you wish to evict a tenant from an Alaska rental property, you should always deliver them a Notice of Eviction. Here are a few reasons behind why you may need to use one:

    • The tenant has fallen behind on rent payments or they are continuously late
    • The tenant is using the property illegally
    • The tenant adopts a cat or dog and your lease does not allow animals
    • The tenant brings on a subletter in violation of the lease terms
    • The tenant has caused considerable damage
    • The tenant disturbs their neighbors

    In addition to these examples, a tenant generally may be evicted by their landlord due to other reasons that are not related to their own conduct. For instance, if the landlord plans to move in. Please keep in mind the list shown above is not exhaustive and the legally permitted reasons for eviction may change. If you've got any questions or hesitations about Alaska eviction laws, connect with a lawyer.

  • How should an Alaska Notice to Vacate be organized?

    You can tap or click on the button that says "Make document" to check out the Alaska Eviction Notice sample and see what information you'll need to create your eviction letter. The specific details that you generally may want to add to your document are:

    • The location and description of the property
    • The contact information for the lessee
    • How long the notice period will last
    • How much of the rent is currently past due (if applicable)
    • Which of the lease clauses are not being met

    Of course, if your tenant is not at fault for the eviction, you have the ability to add more context since your decision may be unexpected. Additional custom editing is possible, as needed. You will want to confirm that any policies and terms that you make note of in the Eviction Notice are spelled out in your lease.

  • How do Alaska eviction laws impact me as a property owner?

    Laws can change over time and the actual eviction process and restrictions can be somewhat complex, especially for a first-timer. In some cases, there may be varying requirements depending on how long the tenant has lived in the unit and why they are being evicted. Consequently, it's recommended that all property owners talk to a local eviction lawyer when planning to deliver a Notice of Eviction to any tenant.

    Alaska Eviction Notice Laws: AS 34.03.010 (Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act), AS 09.45.090, AS 09.45.105, AS 34.03.220, 09.45.100

  • Can I make an Alaska Eviction Notice template online?

    Luckily, you don't have to start from scratch when creating your document. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, any landlord or property manager can produce a free Alaska Eviction Notice online with ease. Your document will be assembled step by step so you can be certain that it has the proper details that you'll need. This route, in many cases, will end up being much less expensive and less time-consuming than finding and working with your average provider.

  • What would I usually have to pay to evict a tenant in Alaska?

    The cost of meeting and hiring a legal provider to write a Notice of Eviction could add up to hundreds of dollars or thousands, depending on the level of complexity. Rocket Lawyer is not a run-of-the-mill eviction form website. With our service, any landlord or property manager under a Rocket Lawyer membership can take advantage of up to 40% in savings when hiring an attorney from our On Call network. If you wish to understand what the full cost of an eviction would be, you will need to take into consideration the court fees associated with filing the lawsuit, attorney fees, the value of unrecovered payments, storage and/or cleaning fees, and finally the time and money you will spend looking for a replacement tenant.

  • How much time does it take to complete the Alaska eviction process?

    The duration of the eviction process for Alaska tenants will usually depend on the type of notice, along with the volume of proceedings that are being held simultaneously. Below, you will find a summary of Alaska notice periods:

    • Rent-related: 7-day notice
    • Non-compliance with terms: 10-day notice
    • No fault of tenant: 30-day notice

    After your notice period is over, the actual eviction can still take from 1 to 2 months. Please note that in certain types of housing, including where the rent is subsidized, the mandated notice period may be longer.

  • Should I work with a lawyer if I am evicting someone in Alaska?

    While you can opt to create a Notice to Vacate by yourself, the majority of landlords who end up going to court will have an attorney. Getting a lawyer to provide feedback on your document could take a lot of time if you attempt to do it alone. Another approach would be via the Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney network. Rocket Lawyer members can request feedback from an attorney with real estate experience or pose other legal questions. As a property owner or manager, you can be confident that Rocket Lawyer is here by your side.

  • Will there be any additional steps that I should be sure to take after making a Notice of Eviction/Notice to Quit in Alaska?

    When you're finished creating an Alaska Eviction Notice with Rocket Lawyer, you will be able to review it on any device, anytime. Feel free to interact with your document by editing it, making copies of it, or printing it. You must sign and date it before it is served on the tenant. Your Alaska Eviction Notice includes a record of service so that you can have a reliable record of the delivery. There are different methods for serving the notice:

    • Deliver it in person
    • Send it by certified mail
    • Hire a process server

    As a reminder, "DIY" evictions are illegal. Property owners should not throw out personal belongings, replace locks, turn off utilities and services, or harass tenants in any way to make them move. Acting lawfully before and throughout the eviction process is critical to removing tenants successfully with an official judgment from the court.

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