Arkansas Eviction Notice Forms

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An Arkansas eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (3 in Arkansas) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Arkansas.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Arkansas Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The tenant(s) name
  • The property address
  • The date of the notice
  • The name and signature of the landlord or his/her representative
  • The date the notice was signed

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Arkansas, an eviction notice may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Delivery by registered or certified mail to the tenant at the address of the rental property or other address the tenant uses for receiving mail (ACA 18-17-303). If a landlord chooses to deliver the eviction notice via the mail, the tenant is presumed to have been served on the day that the notice is mailed

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent- 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit

In the state of Arkansas, a landlord must choose between two eviction processes. If the landlord seeks to evict the tenant through the use of the Civil Process, referred to as Failure to Vacate (A.C.A. § 18-17-701), he/she must begin the process by providing the tenant with a written 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit.

Along with information that must be included in all Arkansas notices, the 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit must include:

  • The amount of outstanding rent owed
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to pay the outstanding rent or vacate the premises will result in an eviction lawsuit in civil court

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent- 10 Day Notice to Quit

The Arkansas landlord may choose to use the Unlawful Detainer Method (A.C.A. § 18-16-101) to evict the tenant. This method is taken through the criminal court system and allows the landlord to charge the tenant with a misdemeanor criminal offense if he/she fails to vacate the property within 10 days. The 10 Day Notice to Quit for Nonpayment must include the information included in all Arkansas eviction notices as well as:

  • A statement notifying the tenant that they must vacate the premises within 10 days (not including weekends or holidays)
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to vacate the property will result in legal action being taken to evict them and recover rent, damages, and any future rents indicated by a breach of the lease
  • A statement indicating the amount of rent owed and the reason for the notice

Get the downloadable 10 Day Notice to Quit form template below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation

In the state of Arkansas, a landlord must begin the eviction process by providing the tenant with a written 14 Day Notice to Remedy or Quit when the situation is such that the tenant has the option of remedying the violation to the lease.

Along with information that must be included in all Arkansas notices, the 14 Day Notice to Remedy or Quit must include:

  • A statement informing the tenant of his/her right to remedy the situation in 14 days of the notice
  • A statement informing the tenant how he/she can remedy the violation to the lease
  • A statement informing the tenant that his/her failure to remedy the violation or vacate the property and return the property keys within the 14 days, will result in legal eviction proceedings

Get the downloadable 14 Day Notice to Remedy or Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior

In the state or Arkansas, a landlord may provide a tenant with an Unconditional Notice to Quit when he/she has participated in illegal activity on the rental property. This notice must be provided to the tenant 3 days before he/she is expected to vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Arkansas notices, the Unconditional Notice to Quit must include:

  • A statement informing the tenant of what he/she did to warrant an Unconditional Notice
  • A statement informing the tenant that he/she must vacate the property within 3 days
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to vacate the property will result in legal eviction proceedings

Unconditional Notice to Quit

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will

When an Arkansas landlord wishes to end the rental arrangement with a month-to-month tenant, he/she must first provide the tenant with a 30 Day Month-to-Month Lease Termination Letter.

Along with information that must be included in all Arkansas notices, the 30 Day Month-to-Month Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • A statement indicating that the rental arrangement will terminate in 30 days
  • A statement informing the tenant that failure to vacate the rental property within 30 days, will result in legal eviction proceedings

Get the downloadable 30 Day Month-to-Month Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)

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