The maximum length of a standard residential lease agreement in Arkansas is one (1) year. Lease agreements can be longer than one year, but they must be agreed upon in writing.
Oral leases are valid for leases that are shorter than one year. However, oral leases are difficult to enforce if something goes wrong, so it is recommended to have any lease agreement in writing.
If there is no defined duration in the rental agreement, the length of the lease is determined by how often rent is paid. If a tenant pays rent weekly, their tenancy is considered week-to-week. All other rental arrangements are month-to-month if not specified in the lease (AR Code § 18-17-401 (2018)).
The information for this answer was found on our Arkansas Residential Lease Agreement answers.