Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: January 15, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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An Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of utilities. The tenant must paid the balance due within three (3) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or legal holidays), or else move out by the end of the 5th judicial day after receiving notice.

When To Use an Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit

An Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when a tenant is past due on utilities and the utility provider discontinues service.

Some types of Alaska lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write an Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, plus the specific payment amount(s) and recipient(s) demanded
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve an Alaska 5 Day Notice To Quit

Alaska landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Only if the other party is absent when hand delivery is attempted: Left at a conspicuous place on the premises
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.