Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Prof. Fortson writes UAA student's guide to landlord/tenant law

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Justice faculty, has written A College Student's Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska to help UAA students as they get ready to start college or transition out of university housing and are looking to rent an apartment.

The guide covers:
  • Renting an Apartment
  • Leases and Subleases
  • Living in the Apartment
  • Problems with the Apartment
  • Landlord Powers
  • Evictions
  • Moving Out
  • Public Housing

The guide is available on the Justice Center website under the Student Forms and Resources tab and  on the  UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services webpage.

The landlord/tenant guide grew out of volunteer work Prof. Fortson did in developing the "Housing" chapter for the Alaska Bar Association web publication, Alaska Youth Law Guide: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults.  The publication was created by the Alaska Bar Association Law Related Education (LRE) Committee to help young Alaskans understand the law and how it may affect them.  Prof. Deb Periman, Justice Center faculty, was the chair of the drafting sub-committee for the handbook.