A rental application in the state of Alaska is a legal means of a landlord gathering information on prospective tenants. This document allows a landlord to give all prospective tenants a standardized form to complete in order to gather information. From a tenant's perspective, this document ensures that landlords are treating all tenants fairly and are in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act.
According to the Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (AS 34.03.10 - 34.03.360) the most that a landlord may charge for a security deposit is two month’s rent (unless the rent is more than $2,000). Furthermore, the deposit must be returned within 14 days (so long as the tenant has given proper notice otherwise the landlord has 30 days).