- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 34. Property
- Chapter 8. Common Interest Ownership
- Section 620. Conversion Property.
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AS 34.08.620. Conversion Property.
- (a) A declarant of a common interest community containing conversion property, and any dealer who intends to offer units
in a common interest community containing conversion units, shall give each residential tenant and each residential
subtenant in possession of a portion of conversion property notice of the conversion and provide each person with the
public offering statement no later than 180 days before the tenant and any subtenant in possession are required to
vacate. If the conversion property consists of a mobile home park, notice of the conversion and delivery of a public
offering statement shall be provided no later than one year before the tenant and any subtenant in possession are
required to vacate. The notice must set out generally the rights of tenants and subtenants under this section and shall
be hand delivered to the tenant or subtenant in possession or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, to
the tenant and subtenant at the address of the unit or any other mailing address provided by a tenant. The failure to
give notice as required by this section is a defense to an action for possession and the terms of the tenancy may not
be altered during the notice period provided by this subsection. A tenant or subtenant may not be required to vacate
upon less than 180 days' notice and a tenant and a subtenant in possession in a mobile home park may not be required to
vacate upon less than one year's notice except for one of the following reasons:
- (1) the tenant or subtenant has defaulted in the payment of rent owed;
- (2) the tenant or subtenant has been convicted of violating a federal or state law or local ordinance, and that violation
is continuing and is detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of other dwellers or tenants in the mobile home
- (3) the tenant or subtenant has violated a provision, enforceable under AS 34.03.130
, of the rental agreement or lease signed by both parties and not prohibited by law including rent and the terms of
- (b) For 90 days after delivery or mailing of the notice described in (a) of this section, the person required to give the
notice shall offer to convey each unit or proposed unit occupied for residential use to the tenant who leases or rents
the unit. If a tenant fails to purchase the unit during the 90-day period, the offeror shall extend a right of first
refusal to the tenant who is leasing or renting the unit at the time of the conversion. The offeror may not offer to
dispose of an interest in the unit at a price or on terms more favorable to the offeree than the price or terms offered
to the tenant while the tenant is in possession. The tenant must exercise the right of first refusal within 90 days
from the receipt of the offer and must provide the offeror a valid letter of intent or a preliminary loan commitment
from a bank or mortgage lending institution within 30 days of receipt of the offer. This subsection does not apply to a
unit in conversion property if the unit will be restricted exclusively to nonresidential use or if the boundaries of
the converted unit do not substantially conform to the dimensions of the residential unit before conversion.
- (c) If a seller, in violation of (b) of this section, conveys a unit for value to a purchaser who has no knowledge of the
violation, the recording of the deed conveying the unit or, in a cooperative, the conveyance of the unit, extinguishes
any right a tenant may have under (b) of this section to purchase the unit if the deed states that the seller has
complied with (b) of this section, but the conveyance does not affect the right of a tenant to recover damages from the
seller for a violation of (b) of this section.
- (d) If a notice of conversion specifies a date by which a unit or proposed unit must be vacated and otherwise complies
with the provisions of AS 09.45.060
- 09.45.160, the notice also constitutes a notice to
- (e) Nothing in this section permits termination of a lease by a declarant in violation of its terms.
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