If you need help with a landlord-tenant matter, you may want to first review your rights under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the Alaska law that addresses landlord-tenant issues.
You can find a summary of this law and sample notice forms in the publication The Alaska Landlord & Tenant Act: what it means to you. (PDF(580K)). To request a copy of the booklet, call (907) 269-5200 or toll free (888) 576-2529. You can also email your request to email@example.com (Please be sure to include your full name address).
Although the Department of Law is responsible for publishing the booklet on landlord-tenant law, we cannot give legal advice regarding the law or represent private parties in a legal dispute. To pursue legal claims, you will need to hire or consult with a private attorney or bring a case yourself in small claims court. Here are some resources for tenants:
To file a claim for damages of $10,000 or less without a lawyer, you can file in Small Claims Court. The Alaska Court System publication, Alaska Small Claims Handbook, explains how to file a small claims action in court. You can also find information about small claims actions on the Court System’s website or at your local courthouse.
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