Alaska Statutes.
Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 45. Actions Relating to Real Property
Section 899. Definitions.
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AS 09.45.899. Definitions.

In AS 09.45.881 - 09.45.899,

(1) "action" means a civil action or an arbitration proceeding for damages or indemnification;

(2) "claim" means a claim against a construction professional concerning a defect in the design, construction, or remodel of a dwelling;

(3) "claimant" means a person who owns or is purchasing a dwelling and who asserts a claim;

(4) "construction professional" means a registered contractor, architect, or engineer who is engaged in the business of designing, constructing, or remodeling a dwelling; in this paragraph, "contractor" has the meaning given in AS 08.18.171 ;

(5) "dwelling" means a single-family house, a duplex, or a multi-family housing unit, and the mechanical and other systems, the other components, and all improvements that are part of the house, duplex, or housing unit when the dwelling is constructed or remodeled; for purposes of this paragraph, "multi-family housing unit" means

(A) an individual housing unit in a multi-family housing facility; and

(B) the interest of the owner of an individual housing unit in the common areas and improvements of a multi-family housing facility;

(6) "multi-family housing facility" means a residential horizontal property regime organized under AS 34.07, a residential condominium organized under AS 34.08, and a residential cooperative organized under AS 10.15;

(7) "remodel" means a change to a dwelling if the change has a value that is more than 25 percent of the value of the structure being changed;

(8) "serve" means to deliver by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the addressee.


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