Landlord Tenant – Lease Termination – Alaska
This statute describes the circumstances and content of a Notice to Quit (Notice of Termination) for a non-residential lease.
Sec. 09.45.100. Notice to quit.
(a) Except where service of written notice is made under AS 09.45.090(a)(1) or (b)(1), or except when notice to quit is not required by AS 09.45.090 (a)(3) or (b)(3), a person entitled to the premises who seeks to recover possession of the premises may not commence and maintain an action to recover possession of premises under AS 09.45.060 – 09.45.160 unless the person first gives a notice to quit to the person in possession.
(b) To recover possession of premises after a tenant or person in possession has failed or refused to pay rent due, service of the written notice required by AS 34.03.220 (b) or of a demand in writing for possession of the premises
(1) constitutes notice to quit, and service of a separate notice to quit is not required; and
(2) satisfies the requirements of (c) of this section and AS 34.03.310(c).
(c) A notice to quit shall be in writing and shall be served upon the tenant or person in possession by being
(1) delivered to the tenant or person;
(2) left at the premises in case of absence from the premises; or
(3) sent by registered or certified mail.
Sec. 09.45.105. Content of notice to quit.
Notice to quit served upon the tenant or person in possession must
(A) the nature of the breach or violation of the lease or rental agreement or other reason for termination of the tenancy of the tenant or person in possession;
(B) in circumstances in which the breach or violation described in (A) of this paragraph may be corrected by the tenant or person in possession to avoid the termination of the tenancy, the nature of the remedial action to be taken, and the date and time by which the corrective actions must be completed in order to avoid termination of the tenancy;
(C) the date and time when the tenancy of the tenant or person in possession under the lease or rental agreement will terminate;
(2) direct the tenant or person in possession to quit the premises not later than the date and time of the termination of the tenancy; and
(3) give notice to the tenant or person in possession that, if the tenancy terminates and the tenant or person in possession continues to occupy the premises, the landlord may commence a civil action to remove the tenant or person and recover possession.