Alaska Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Alaska must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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Alaska requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants.

Owner or agent identity.  Landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving notices and demands. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.080)

Extended absence. The rental agreement must require that the tenant notify the landlord of an anticipated extended absence from the premises in excess of seven days; however, the notice may be given as soon as reasonably possible after the tenant knows the absence will exceed seven days. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.150)

Security deposit. Landlord must disclose (orally or in writing) the conditions under which landlord may withhold all or part of the deposit. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.070)

Check the Alaska statute (Alaska Stat. §§ 34.03.080, 34.03.150, 34.03.070) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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