Experienced landlords know that it’s necessary to keep up with the paperwork of being a landlord, which inevitably includes notices that are required to be sent by the landlord to the tenant. Many actions taken by a landlord may require a written notice to be drafted and sent, some of which are for very specific situations during a tenancy. There are some more common notices that any landlord in Alaska will need to be aware of to remain in compliance with landlord tenant law.
When a tenancy is month-to-month and the landlord wants to terminate the agreement, the landlord must send a written notice to the tenant at least 30 days prior to the end of the agreement term. This type of notice is known as a “notice to quit”.
The landlord cannot change the rent amount during the term of the agreement, but for tenancies subsequent to the agreement term the landlord must provide 30 day’s written notice of a change in the rent amount. The same 30 day period is required as notice for changing the rent amount for a month-to-month tenancy or for holdover tenants.
Notice of Entry
Unless it’s an emergency, 24 hours notice is required by the landlord.
There are three important disclosures for the landlord to give the tenant at the beginning of the tenancy:
- Disclosure of lead-based paint on the property for properties built prior to 1978, as required by federal law.
- Disclosure of the name and contact information for the property manager.
- Disclosure of the conditions for withholding all or a portion of the security deposit.