Living in Alaska may seem laid back, though renting property in the region can bring just as many troubles as other states. Evicting a tenant in Alaska isn't always about just not paying rent. You have a lot of other legal grounds to use, meaning anything going against your initial rental agreement.
How do you go about doing this so it's within the bounds of the law and ethical? Two different notices are available to help you get started. However, you also have a specific notice for late rent if that's the primary problem.
What Notice Do You Need for Late Rent Payments?
If most of your tenant problems relate to rent, you have a right to send a notice to pay, or vacate the property. Alaska has a Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act giving you the legal passage to do this.
When you serve the notice, tenants have up to seven days to either pay your rent or move. Those who don't comply either way provides legal grounds to seek eviction. As a landlord using VerticalRent, you can invite the tenant to pay you the rent via the tenant portal. It’s a quick and effective means of allowing your tenant to pay rent by eCheck (ACH) or by Credit/Debit card.
In your case, it's perhaps a different situation. A Notice to Quit means you've decided to end the rental agreement due to a month-by-month agreement. With these, you have to give the tenant 30 days to move before taking on any eviction actions. Other times, the Notice to Quit is due to other agreement violations. Tenants get up to 10 days to amend the problem.
What You Need on the Notice to Quit
Creating your notice requires some of the usual things you see in other states, with one difference. Of course, you'll need the name of the tenant, their address, date, reason for notice, and move-out date. Afterward, you need to apply your signature, something not always a requirement in other states.
Delivering the notice involves either posting it on the tenant's door, or delivering to someone in the household. In some states, you can legally give it to a teenager. Alaskan law requires this person being a legal adult.
The Landlord's Record of Service
Many notices add a landlord record of service you'll need to fill out. Doing so gives a legal record you delivered the notice to the door. In some cases, it may require the tenant signing the receipt of the notice for legal clarity.
As with many states, if the tenant doesn't comply with the notice, you can file a complaint in court to gain control of the property. Keep reading us at VerticalRent as we explore more state eviction rules and laws.
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