Alaska Standard Residential Lease Agreement
The Alaska Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal agreement made between someone who owns or manages a dwelling, such as an apartment or house, and the person/people who rent it. This contract between the landlord and tenant(s) typically covers matters including, but not limited to, property damage, maintenance and repairs, and payment of rent. In Alaska, § 34.03.060(a) mandates that the tenant cannot sublease the apartment or house, or rent it in someone else’s name, without the landlord’s permission.
Tenant Screening: Alaska Rental Application
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Alaska Lease Laws
Maximum Security Deposit (§ 34.03.070): The landlord cannot request a security deposit in an amount exceeding two (2) months’ rent. The only exception to this is if the monthly rent is greater than $2,000.
Returning Security Deposit: The landlord must return the security deposit to the tenant within fourteen (14) days after the tenant has left the premises, as long as the tenant or landlord has provided proper notification regarding the termination of tenancy. The landlord must return the security deposit to the tenant within thirty (30) days if the tenant failed to make the proper notification.
Additional Security Deposit For Pets: The landlord is allowed to request an additional security deposit from any tenant who has a pet other than a service animal. The amount requested cannot be greater than one (1) month rent, and can only be applied to damages caused by the pet.