An Alaska residential lease agreement is a legal document that proves two or more people have entered into a landlord-tenant relationship. Once a renter has moved in, the owner has received monthly payment, and at minimum, one party has signed the paperwork and sent it to the other party, the lease becomes a legally binding contract in Alaska. This prevents any party from making any last-minute adjustments after they've agreed to the conditions and signed the contract.
The lease cannot be changed or revised while it is in effect in this state - unless it is agreed upon in writing by the signatories. The major objective of a written residential contract like this is to provide security to both parties by defining a particular period during which the lease is in effect and binding tenants and landlords to each other under the agreed-upon parameters. If one individual's actions or decisions contradict the landlord-tenant contract they entered, the Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act will allow courts to make a judgment.
Note: The Landlord and Tenant Act is silent on whether landlords can charge late fees for late rent or NSF costs for checks returned for insufficient money. It may be acceptable for a rental contract to include a small flat-rate late fee or non-sufficient funds fee. It may also be acceptable to include a reasonable percentage-per-day late fee in the rental agreement.
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Step 1: Please fill out the required contract of the candidates involved. Write out the mailing address, the city, and the state of the landlord. You should also write out the name of the occupant.
Note: Henceforth the landlord and occupant are referred to as a “Party”, and collectively as “Parties.”
Step 2: The contract will be considered a fixed lease. The occupant should fill out the starting date and end date of the contract. At the end of the contract, the occupant can choose to continue with the agreed terms or leave the premises.
Step 3: The occupant should specify if there will be other occupants that will be living in the leased property or if there are not please click on the second tag there are no occupants.
Step 4: The landlord will fill out the mailing address, the city, and the state of the leased property. The landlord will also specify the residential type, and how many bedrooms and bathrooms are in the leased property.
Step 5: The occupant will specify or state the purpose. State if the leased property is for a residential dwelling or for other purposes.
Step 6: The occupant will fill out if the leased property is furnished by stating the items on the premise or the other if it’s not furnished
Step 7: The landlord will fill out whether appliances were provided or state if no appliance will be provided.
Step 8: The occupant will fill out the amount agreed to be paid monthly and fill in the date the amount will be due with instructions that follow.
Step 9: The landlord will indicate if there is a penalty fee for incomplete payment.
Step 10: If rent is not paid on the due date, it is to be specified if there will be a penalty amount to be paid or if rent is a one-time payment option, or if rent is to be paid every day if the default is considered late payment or if there is no penalty for paying late.
Step 11: The landlord will indicate if the payment will be done immediately after this agreement or paid on the first day the property will be leased.
Step 12: Indicate if the occupant will make a pre-pay rent fee upon completing the agreement with the start date and end date or if no fee will be required.
Step 13: The occupant will indicate to take possession of the premise with the date mentioned and the agreed amount to be paid or choose not to take the possession before the lease term.
Step 14: Supply the needed information in the remaining sections. Be sure to input the needed details in the sections like Security Deposit, Move-in inspection, Parking, Sale of property, utilities, Early termination, Smoking policy, Pets, Waterbeds, Notices, Agent/Manager details. Also, read the terms and conditions in the succeeding sections. Then input your final signature.
Note: If the home was built prior to 1978, a lead-based paint disclosure also needs to be added to comply with federal law.
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