Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate is an official legal 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 any of the below are true:

  • 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 (tenants are given the opportunity to remedy the violation or default).
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant has no written lease and pays rent monthly or to end a month-to-month tenancy.

How to Write an Alaska 5 Day Notice to Vacate

The Alaska Five (5) Day Notice to Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the incurable breach or violation;
  4. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  5. Enter the date the tenancy terminates;
  6. Include the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  8. 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:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

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