Arkansas Landlord-Tenant Laws

Arkansas Landlord-Tenant Laws

AR Code Title 18, Chapter 17

Termination for Nonpayment Notice
(Eviction Notice)
5-Day Notice
Termination for Lease Violation Notice14-Day Notice
Small Claim Court LimitArkansas Small Claim Court Limit is $5,000
Arkansas Legal Services Online
Handling Abandoned Property
Ark. Code Ann. § 18-16-108
Penalty for Self-Help EvictionUp to the court to determine damages
Tenant Withholding Rent for RepairsNo statute
Required Disclosures No statute
Non-Refundable FeesNo statute
Security Deposit RulesSecurity Deposit Amount: up to two months rent; 60 Days to Itemize Deductions and Return Deposit
Month-to-Month Notice30 Days Notice to End or Change Month-to-Month Tenancy
Payment of RentReasonable Late Fees
Property Entry
No Notice Specified
Ark. Code Ann. § 18-17-602

Noncompliance with rental agreement, failure to pay rent

(a) (1) Except as provided in this chapter, if there is a noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement, the landlord may deliver a written notice to the tenant specifying the acts and omissions constituting the noncompliance and that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than fourteen (14) days after receipt of the notice, if the noncompliance is not remedied in fourteen (14) days.

(2) The rental agreement shall terminate as provided in the notice unless the noncompliance is remediable by repairs or otherwise and the tenant adequately remedies the noncompliance before the date specified in the notice.

(b) If rent is unpaid when due and the tenant fails to pay rent within five (5) days from the date due, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement.

(c) (1) Except as provided in this chapter, the landlord may recover actual damages and obtain injunctive relief, judgments, or evictions in circuit court or district court without posting bond for any noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement.

(2) If the tenant’s noncompliance is willful other than nonpayment of rent, the landlord may recover reasonable attorney’s fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.

(3) If the tenant’s nonpayment of rent is not in good faith, the landlord is entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.

Handling Abandoned Property

(a) Upon the voluntary or involuntary termination of any lease agreement, all property left in and about the premises by the lessee shall be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the lessor as the lessor shall see fit without recourse by the lessee.

(b) All property placed on the premises by the tenant or lessee is subject to a lien in favor of the lessor for the payment of all sums agreed to be paid by the lessee.

Property Entry Notice

(a) A tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter into the dwelling unit in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, investigate possible rule or lease violations, investigate possible criminal activity, or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors.

(b) A tenant shall not change locks on the dwelling unit without the permission of the landlord.

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