Alaska Landlord Retaliation Laws

Alaska Landlord Retaliation Laws

Last Updated: February 2, 2023

Tenant Protected Actions
  • Complaints to Government
  • Complaints to Landlord
  • Participating in Tenants’ Organization
  • Enforcing Alaska URLTA Rights
Landlord Retaliatory Actions
  • Raising Rent
  • Decreasing Services
  • Filing/Threatening Eviction or Lawsuit
Penalties for Retaliation
  • End Lease
  • Repossess Property
  • Sue for Damages

When Is It Illegal for Landlords to Retaliate in Alaska?

In Alaska, it’s illegal for landlords to retaliate by raising rent, reducing services, or threatening eviction or other civil action, except for good cause like unpaid rent or lease violations. The law assumes retaliation after tenants have:

  • Reported violations to the government.
  • Complained to the landlord about maintenance.
  • Participated in a tenant organization.
  • Pursued rights under Alaska’s Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.

What Can Tenants Do in Response in Alaska?

Alaska tenants can respond by suing to recover quiet possession of the rental property or by ending the rental agreement after proper notice. In either case, the tenant can recover one and one-half times the expenses caused, plus attorney fees.