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Arkansas Lease Agreement Templates

Arkansas lease agreements create binding contracts that will govern a tenancy in a property owned by a landlord. Lease agreements will include the terms of the lease, including how much rent is owed each month, and what the landlord is obligated to provide. Lease agreements are a good way of preventing disputes between landlords and tenants, because they make matters clear at the outset.

Rental Application – This can be used by a landlord to get more information about a prospective tenant, including references.

Contents

By Type (6)


Commercial Lease Agreement

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

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Rent-to-Own Lease Agreement

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Roommate Lease Agreement

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Standard Lease Agreement

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Sublease Agreement

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Landlord-Tenant Laws

Statutes – Ark. Code Ann. Title 18, Subtitle 2, Chapter 17 (Residential Landlord and Tenant Act)

Required Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Under federal law, any dwelling erected before 1978 must come with a lead-based paint disclosure, about the risks posed by chipping lead-based paint.

Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($)

A landlord may charge no more than two (2) times the monthly rent for a security deposit (§18-16-304).

Returning to Tenant

A landlord must return the money provided as a security deposit to a tenant within sixty (60) days of the termination of a tenancy. However, a landlord may retain a portion of the security deposit to cover unpaid rent or damages to the premises that occurred during the tenant’s occupancy.

If the landlord does retain a portion of the security deposit, he or she must provide the tenant with written notice and an itemized list of deducted expenses, also within sixty (60) days.  (§18-16-305).

When is Rent Due? (grace period)

Rent is due on the date the tenant and landlord have agreed on. Arkansas law does not specify whether a tenant is entitled to a grace period (§18-17-401).

Eviction Notice (non-payment)


5-day notice to pay or quit – This is the notice that a landlord can serve if a tenant fails to pay rent within five days of the due date (§18-17-901).

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Maximum Fees ($)

Late Rent Penalties

Arkansas law does not set a maximum penalty for late rent, but generally fees for late rent must be reasonable and should be stated in the rental agreement (§ 18-17-401).

NSF Checks

In Arkansas, a landlord may assess a fee of up to $25 for providing a check with insufficient funds to cover rent (§ 4-60-103).

Tenant’s Unclaimed Property

In Arkansas, all property left behind after the termination of a lease, whether a voluntary or involuntary termination, is considered abandoned, and may be disposed of as the landlord sees fit. The landlord may also use property left on the premises to settle a tenant’s unpaid debts (§18-16-108).

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