An Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a violation of the lease, such as damaging property or violating health and safety rules. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use an Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
An Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begin the eviction process against a tenant who has committed one of the following violations:
Failure to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner (health/safety violation)
Refusal to allow the landlord lawful access to the premises
Damage to the rental property
Violation of any other lease terms or property rules
Some types of Arkansas lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write an Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:
Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, and what corrective actions are needed to prevent this
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve an Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate
Arkansas landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:
Hand delivery to the other party
Delivery by registered or certified mail
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.
In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.
Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety;
Keep the dwelling unit and that part of the premises that he or she uses reasonably safe and reasonably clean;
Dispose from his or her dwelling unit all ashes, garbage, rubbish, and other waste in a reasonably clean and safe manner;
Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant reasonably clean;
Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other facilities and appliances, including elevators in the premises;
Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so who is on the premises with the tenant’s permission or who is allowed access to the premises by the tenant;
Conduct himself or herself and require other persons on the premises with the tenant’s permission or who are allowed access to the premises by the tenant to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb other tenant’s peaceful enjoyment of the premises; and
Comply with the lease and rules that are enforceable pursuant to this subchapter.
In the case of the tenant, it is delivered in hand to the tenant or mailed by registered or certified mail to the tenant at the place held out by him or her as the place for receipt of the communication, or in the absence of the designation, to the tenant’s last known place of residence.
Additional Time After Service by Mail or Commercial Delivery Company. Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper upon him and the notice or paper is served upon him by mail, commercial delivery company, or electronic transmission, including e-mail pursuant to Rule 5(b)(2), three (3) days shall be added to the prescribed period.