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.
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.
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.
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.