Arkansas Rental Agreement

Last Updated: July 21, 2022

The Arkansas rental agreements are contracts that contain the terms between a landlord and a tenant for the use of real property. These documents will contain rules associated with the rental, including how much rent is due and other terms and conditions that each party must abide by.

Arkansas Rental Agreement Types

10 pages
Residential Lease Agreement

The Arkansas residential lease agreement ("rental agreement") is used to formalize an agreement between a landlord and a tenant to lease residential property in exchange for rent payments.

8 pages
Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

An Arkansas month-to-month lease agreement is a contract (written or oral) that allows a tenant to rent property from a landlord, in exchange for a fee (“rent”), for a period of thirty days at a time.

3 pages
Rental Application Form

The Arkansas rental application form is a document that landlords send out to a prospective tenant to determine whether they are a viable tenant or not.

8 pages
Residential Sublease Agreement

The Arkansas sublease agreement is a contract that allows a tenant to rent (“sublease”) all or part of the rental to a new tenant.

3 pages
Roommate Agreement

The Arkansas roommate agreement (“room rental agreement”) is a contract between tenants sharing the same rental property.

12 pages
Commercial Lease Agreement

The Arkansas commercial lease agreement establishes the relationship between a landlord and tenant or business.

Arkansas Required Lease Disclosures

  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosures (required for some) – To protect potential tenants, the risks posed by lead-based paints in a rental unit must be disclosed nationally in any building built before 1978, including Arkansas, in the form of an EPA-approved pamphlet, a disclosure addendum, and record of any known hazard.

To learn more about required disclosures in Arkansas, click here.

Arkansas Landlord Tenant Laws

  • Warranty of Habitability – Arkansas landlords provide their properties “as is.” As such, they are not obliged to provide any certain type of amenity or repair unless it is outlined in a lease agreement. Arkansas also does not require landlords to perform requested repairs in any set amount of time.
  • Evictions – An Arkansas landlord may evict their tenant for committing an illegal act, failing to pay rent, no lease/end of lease, or violating a lease term. This eviction process can take a week or over a month.
  • Security Deposits – A security deposit in Arkansas must be “reasonable” and cannot be valued at more than twice the price of rent. An Arkansas landlord has 60 days to return the deposit at the conclusion of a lease or must wait 180 days before claiming them as their own.
  • Lease Termination – An Arkansas landlord may terminate a month-to-month lease after providing 30 days of advance notice or for week-to-week tenants a 7-day notice shall suffice. Meanwhile, a fixed-term lease can be broken by a tenant for a few reasons including active-duty military, landlord harassment, domestic violence, and more.
  • Rent Increases & Fees – Arkansas does not limit how much rent can be increased, nor how often increases can occur. There is also not limit on late fees, but if there is a bounced check, the landlord must cap the fee at $30 plus any additional fees.
  • Landlord Entry – Arkansas landlords are allowed to enter a tenant’s dwelling with prior notice. The notice must be “reasonable” except for emergencies.
  • Settling Legal Disputes – The Arkansas Attorney General’s office allows landlords and tenants to settle disputes valued up to $5,000 in small claims court. Eviction cases are not handled in this venue, nor are cases that exceed the 5-year statute of limitations.

To learn more about landlord tenant laws in Arkansas, click here.