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Alaska Sublease Agreement

An Alaska sublease agreement is a binding contract between the tenant renting a property and a subtenant who agrees to lease the same property. In a sublease, the original tenant remains responsible for the commitments in the original lease, such as the payment of rent to the landlord.
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Right to Sublet

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, tenants in Alaska may not sublet the premises or assign the rental agreement to another without the landlord’s consent.[1] Each prospective sub-lessee must make a written offer, signed by them and delivered to the landlord, that contains the following information about them:[2]

  • Name, age, and current address;
  • Marital status;
  • Occupation, place of employment, and name and address of employer;
  • number of all other persons who would normally reside with the prospective occupant;
  • Two credit references, or responsible persons who will confirm the financial responsibility of the prospective occupant; and
  • Names and addresses of all landlords of the prospective occupant during the prior three years.

The landlord may refuse to accept a sub-lessee provided their reasons are consistent with those permitted by Title 34 of Alaska state law.[3]

Short-Term (Lodgings) Tax

There are no state sales or lodging taxes in Alaska. Taxes on short-term rentals are administered locally by individual cities or boroughs. Typically, “short-term” is defined as less than 30 or 31 days but can vary by location.

For example, the city and borough of Sitka defines a short-term rental as one with a duration of fourteen days or less.[4]