Winter Eviction Laws in Alaska

By Jessica McElrath

The Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act defines the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. A landlord is the property owner or the agent of the property owner and the tenant is the person who rents the dwelling. The Act applies to the rental of a residence, including a house, apartment, condo or mobile home.

Eviction

An eviction is the lawful removal of a tenant from a dwelling. Alaska law requires the landlord to give the tenant notice of the termination prior to evicting the tenant. If the tenant refuses to move, the landlord can begin the eviction process by filing a "Notice to Quit" with the court.

Termination

A landlord may terminate a tenancy without cause (only on a month-to-month lease, and after giving the tenant a 30-day notice) or for cause. In Alaska, a landlord may terminate a tenancy for cause for failure to pay rent, purposeful infliction of damage to the dwelling, engaging in illegal activity, failure to pay for utilities, breach of duties or abandonment.

Winter Eviction

A landlord can evict a tenant living in an apartment, house or condo at any time, even in the winter. If the tenant lives in a mobile home, the law prohibits a landlord from evicting the tenant between October 15 and May 1.

About the Author

Jessica McElrath has been a freelance writer since 2000. McElrath is the author of "The Everything John F. Kennedy Book" and "The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. Book." McElrath has a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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