An Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate is an official legal eviction form written by the landlord and provided to the tenant for illegal conduct or a repeated lease violation. The tenant cannot remain on premises and must vacate within five (5) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).
When to Use an Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate
Use a 5-Day Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process in Alaska:
- If the tenant is involved in possession of or imitation of a controlled substance.
- If the tenant engaged in or promoted prostitution.
- If the tenant engaged in or promoted gambling.
- If the tenant is involved in illegal activity with alcohol
- If the tenant repeated the same or a similar lease violation within a 6-month period.
If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:
- 5 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is past due on utilities.
- 7 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
- 24 Hour Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed substantial, deliberate property damage or defacement (amount of damage exceeds four hundred ($400.00) dollars).
- 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, refused to allow the landlord access, disturbed the peace and enjoyment of other persons, failed to maintain smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease or rules/regulations.
- 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
How to Write an Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate
The Alaska Five (5) Day Notice to Vacate form shall be completed as follows:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Specify the incurable breach or violation;
- Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
- Enter the date the tenancy terminates;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints name and signs notice;
- Landlord includes address and phone number.
How to Serve an Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord can deliver an Alaska Five (5) Day Notice to Vacate using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
- Handing the notice to a person of suitable age at the property AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt;
- Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.
When sending the notice by certified or registered mail , add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.