Updated on September 3rd, 2022
An Alaska sublease agreement is a document that allows a tenant (“sublessor”) who is currently bound to a residential lease agreement to rent their unit to another person (“sublessee”). In order to sublease a rental unit legally, the sublessor must write a signed letter to the landlord requesting permission. The letter needs to contain the sublessee’s name, age, address, marital status, employment info, planned occupants (within the rental), two (2) credit references who can confirm their financial standing, and the name(s) and address(es) of all landlords the sublessee had within the past three (3) years.
After receiving the letter, the landlord has fourteen (14) days to refuse the application for sublease or it is assumed that they approve of the sublessee. If the landlord refuses, they have to give one (1) of seven (7) verifiable reasons for the rejection (listed in § 34.03.060(d)). If the landlord does not provide a valid reason for rejection or does not respond to the request within fourteen (14) days, the tenant has the legal right to sublease.
Laws – § 34.03.060