Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 3. Environmental Conservation
Section 510. Restrictions On Property.
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AS 46.03.510. Restrictions On Property.

(a) Until determined to be fit for use under AS 46.03.550 , the property for which a notice has been issued under AS 46.03.500 (a) may not be transferred, sold, leased, or rented to another person except as provided in (b) of this section, and a person may not use or occupy the property at any time after the fourth day following the day on which the property was posted with the notice required under AS 46.03.500 (d), except as necessary for sampling, testing, or decontamination under AS 46.03.520 and 46.03.540. An oral or written contract that would transfer, sell, lease, rent, or otherwise allow the use of the property in violation of this subsection is voidable between the parties at the option of the purchaser, transferee, user, lessee, or renter. However, this subsection does not

(1) make voidable a promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness or a mortgage, trust deed, or other security interest securing the promissory note or evidence of indebtedness, if the note or evidence of indebtedness, mortgage, trust deed, or other security interest was given to a person other than the person transferring, selling, using, leasing, or renting the property to induce the person to finance the transfer, sale, use, leasing, or rental of the property;

(2) make voidable a lease or rental agreement between the property owner and the person who caused the property to be contaminated and determined unfit for use; or

(3) impair obligations or duties required to be performed on termination of a contract, as required by the contract, such as payment of damages or return of refundable deposits.

(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, property covered by (a) of this section may be transferred or sold if full written disclosure is made to the prospective transferee or purchaser that the property has been determined to be an illegal drug manufacturing site and the property has not been determined to be fit for use. The disclosure shall be attached to the earnest money receipt, if any, and shall accompany the transfer or sale document. The disclosure is not considered to be part of the transfer or sale document, however, and may not be recorded. The property shall continue to be subject to the restrictions in (a) of this section after transfer or sale under this subsection.

(c) A person who knowingly transfers, sells, leases, or rents property to another, knowingly allows another to use or occupy property, or, being the owner of property, knowingly occupies or uses the property in violation of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. In this subsection, "knowingly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900 (a).

(d) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under (c) of this section for allowing another to use or occupy the property that the defendant or an agent of the defendant, within four days after receiving a notice under AS 46.03.500 , filed an appropriate civil action to remove the user or occupier from the property for which the notice was received.

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