Arkansas 14 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: April 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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:

    1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
    2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, and what corrective actions are needed to prevent this
    3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
    4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
    5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
    6. Print name and sign the notice
    7. 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 an initial written Notice To Comply or Vacate by any method which effectively brings the information to the tenant’s attention. The law presumes the following methods are valid:

    1. Hand delivery to the tenant
    2. Delivery by registered or certified mail to the tenant’s address of record or (if unknown) last known residence

    Proof of mailing does not prove the other party’s receipt of notice. To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends a 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.