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Q: My landlord (my roommate's mom) wants to have her son move in to our apartment but I have a lease.

I signed a 12 month lease in June with my roommate (my landlord's daughter/my friend). Last week my roommate told be her brother (landlord's son) would be moving in due to him having financial struggles. This is coming after some other issues where my landlord raised our rent in the... View More

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Q: I want to rent a bedroom in my apartment without adding someone to the lease, but my rental agreement is unclear.

Assignment and Subletting

If Tenant allows guest(s) to occupy the rent a l premises during Tenant’s absence, Tenant agrees to provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of said guests to the Landlord. Tenant may not assign this rental agreement or sublet any part of the premises. In... View More

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Q: Can a tenant get actual damages or one month's rent absent injunctive relief or terminating tenancy AS 34.03.300(b)?

Alaska Statute 34.03.300(b) allows tenants to seek injunctive relief or terminate tenancy for abuse of access scenarios. Then the statute says "in either case, a tenant can recover actual damages or one month's periodic rent, whichever is greater." Suppose a tenant doesn't... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 23, 2023

The language in Alaska Statute 34.03.300(b) indicates that upon abuse of access by the landlord, a tenant may choose either to seek injunctive relief or terminate the tenancy. The statute then specifies that "in either case" the tenant can recover actual damages or one month's... View More

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Q: What are my options in the following scenario. Landlord claims I have abandoned my rental unit and threw out my stuff.

No judgements were entered. No eviction filed. Only threats of " its in corporates hands" completely blocked me from entering my home and threw away all of our family's belongings, meanwhile slandering our name to all of the other tenants .

Robert King Reges Jr.
Robert King Reges Jr.
answered on Jan 31, 2022

Was this a residential unit or a commercial unit? Residential rentals are controlled by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). You can find that online with the search words "Alaska URLTA." It tells you in plain terms your rights and obligations. If the unit was... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: Failure to pay for storage on a boat storage lot

I am assisting a friend that allows boat storage on his property. He has 2 boats that have been on his lot for over 24 months with no contact by the boat owners. What statutes or procedures address contacting the owners and or seizing the boats absent payment of the back rent. There is no... View More

Alberto J. Castaner
Alberto J. Castaner
answered on Jun 18, 2020

Good afternoon:

You must look into Alaska state law for available remedies. If the contract was purely for land storage and no maritime services were rendered, maritime law would not apply and the land owner may not seize (or arrest) the vessel in federal court under admiralty procedures....
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Q: my landlord stole the car she sold us and is now evicting us what should we do

The car is still in her name but we have a bill of sale and title with her signature. She has also been harassing us and she had the neighbor slash my sisters tires

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Q: Does landlord have rights to show my rental to possible rent to own people? Am in 3rd year of lease

Saw the ad on Craigslist never got notice from landlord

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Feb 11, 2018

Yes, If your landlord wants to show the premises to potential tenants or buyers, he or she can do so after giving you reasonable notice.

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Q: In court language anchorage ak what does just 3AN-P mean or represent.
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 11, 2017

It could be part of the case number.

3 = Third Judicial District

AN = Municipality of Anchorage

P = probate (?)

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Q: Is it legal for a landlord to start an eviction process if rent is being withheld due to chronic problems with premised?

Problems with the property that have been repeatedly notified to the landlord include: mold in window seal, leaking roof, holes in flooring and inadequate water pressure.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 20, 2016

Yes, it is not legal to withhold rent because of such problems. Your remedy would be to sue the landlord to repair the premises.

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Q: I moved into an apt with my friend and her boyfriend. I was not on the lease.

They wanted my boyfriend to pay rent,but he doesn't live there just stays with me a couple times a week. When I said no,they told me if i didnt like it i could leave,so i did. Now they are demanding rent because i didnt give them 30 day notice. Am I liable for my share of the rent? I moved in... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 14, 2016

Yes, because you paid them some rent, they could demand that you continue to pay rent until you gave them notice of your intent to vacate. They were not entitled to lock you out. It appears, however, that they cured that "wrongful ouster" when the manager helped you get back in.

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