An Alaska 7 Day Notice to Quit is a legal eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has seven (7) calendar days to pay the balance due or vacate the premises.
When to Use an Alaska 7 Day Notice to Quit
Use a 7-Day Notice to Quit to begin the eviction process in Alaska if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
If the tenant is not late on rent, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:
- 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.
- 5 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant is involved in possession of or imitation of a controlled substance, engaged in or promoted prostitution, engaged in or promoted gambling, is involved in illegal activity with alcohol or a repeated lease violation within a 6-month period.
- 5 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is past due on utilities.
- 24 Hour Notice to Vacate – If the tenant committed substantial, deliberate property damage or defacement (amount of damage exceeds four hundred ($400.00) dollars).
- 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 7 Day Notice to Quit
The Alaska Seven (7) Day Notice to Quit form shall be completed as follows:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
- Include the total amount to be paid;
- Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
- The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints name and signs notice;
- Landlord includes address and phone number.
How to Serve an Alaska 7 Day Notice to Quit
A landlord can deliver an Alaska Seven (7) Day Notice to Quit 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.
- 1 Alaska Statute 09.45.100
Process of Service – A notice to quit shall be in writing and shall be served upon the tenant or person in possession by being
(1) delivered to the tenant or person;
(2) left at the premises in case of absence from the premises; or
(3) sent by registered or certified mail.Source Link
- 2 Alaska Court Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 4
Service of Process by Mail. In addition to other methods of service provided for by this rule, process may also be served within this state or the United States or any of its possessions by registered or certified mail, with return receipt requested, upon an individual.Source Link
- 3 Alaska Court Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 6
Additional Time After Service or Distribution by Non-Electronic Mail. Whenever a party has the right or is required to act within a prescribed period after the service or distribution of a document, other than documents served under Civil Rule 4(h), and the document is served or distributed by non-electronic mail, three calendar days shall be added to the prescribed period.Source Link