Alaska Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Alaska Residential Lease Agreement is a document that acts as proof that two or more parties have entered a landlord-tenant relationship. In the state of Alaska, this lease is considered a binding contract once the tenant has moved in, the landlord has accepted rent payment, and at least one individual has signed the document then provided the signed document to the other party. This prevents any last-minute changes by either party after one has agreed to its terms and signed it. In this state, the lease is may not be changed or altered during its term. The primary goal of a written residential contract such as this is to provide security to both parties by specifically naming a time period in which the lease remains in effect and obligating tenant(s) and landlord(s) to one another under the agreed terms. The State of Alaska Landlord & Tenant Act will enable courts to enforce this agreement should one party’s actions or decisions violate the landlord-tenant agreement they signed.

It is imperative that both parties fully agree on the terms stated in this contract and that all terms are legal in the State of Alaska and in compliance with federal law. Generally, topics covering security deposits, damages, move-out terms, termination requirements, late charges, maintenance, and several other subjects are defined in the lease. All the information that must be entered and is specific to the agreement between a landlord and tenant, regarding the leased property,  is considered final once the lease has been signed.

LawsAS 34.03.010 to 34.03.360 (Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act)

Handbook / GuideThe Alaska Landlord & Tenant Act: What it Means to You (PDF)

How to Write

Step 1 – The first paragraph will define the document and require the date entered in the specified format. It will also require the landlord and the tenant’s names entered.

Step 2 – The first “Whereas” paragraph will have a space for the name of the city/town the property is located in then another space for the street address. These must be entered accurately in the appropriate areas.

Step 3 – The “Term” paragraph will require the amount of time (in months or years) the lease is in effect be entered. The line immediately following this will require the start and end date of the lease be entered.

Step 4 – The “Rent” paragraph provides a space for the full rent amount received by the end of the lease term to be written. The parentheses should have this amount entered numerically.  The rent due date each month must also be filled out as well as the monthly amount.

Step 5 – The “Damage Deposit” paragraph will name the deposit amount necessary to be given to the landlord. It should be entered in the given space.

Step 6 – The “Use of Premises” will specifically state what the space is to be used for and name the family members that will be residing there. Enter the name of each family member the landlord and tenant have agreed will live there.

Step 7 –  The “Tenant’s Hold Over” paragraph describes the month to month agreement that will take place should the lease naturally expire. Here,  the tenant retains possession of the premises (with Landlord permission). The dollar amount owed for monthly rent must be written out, then numerically written in the appropriate areas.

Step 8 – The “Animals” paragraph defines how many pet and what kinds of pets will be kept on the premises. The first line will need the number of pets allowed by the landlord to be entered. The dollar amount of the pet deposit must be entered as well. The next statement will require the non-refundable dollar amount defined.

Step 9 – The “Late Charge” paragraph will require the late fee in case of nonpayment be entered. It is important to note that if a landlord wishes to require such a payment, it must be written into the lease.

Step 10 – The “Notice” paragraph will need the landlord’s name, landlord’s address, tenant’s name, and tenant’s address entered. This will be the contact information used for the deliverance of any notices required by law to be issued from one party to another. If another place notice may be delivered in the event one of the previous addresses are not deliverable, it should be written in the final paragraph of this section.

Step 11 – The next area requires the Landlord to provide the date of the agreement, Landlord signature, printed name, and date of signature. All tenants must provide the same below this (date of agreement, signature, printed name, date of signature.)