Arkansas Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Arkansas rental agreements are used if you are the owner/manager/agent of a property and plan on leasing space to other individuals. While all of these contracts are different in their own way, they all share the same basic structure, which consist of a monthly cost that the tenant pays, and a base of understanding of who pays what property costs known as utilities or services which are to be negotiated between the lessor and lessee. These lease agreements are simple to fill out, and will add relief to both the landlord and tenant knowing their agreement is verified in a physical, legal, and certified document.


According to the Landlord Protection Act, after rent is five (5) days late the property owner has the right to terminate the rental contract. This notice to quit is to be used at the landlord’s option to allow the tenant to rectify and get “caught-up” on their late payment(s) in an effort to salvage the lease agreement. The form is to be served upon the tenant and at the end of the period the lessee has the right to make…

A Commercial Agreement in Arkansas should be completed whenever a landlord plans on accepting an industrial, retail, or office business into his or her property. The agreement typically lasts for one (1) to three (3) years after signing into effect. Like the majority of Arkansas Lease Agreements, it is suggested that the landlord does a credit and background check on the business owner, and that the business owner agrees to pay a security deposit incase damage occurs on the property,…

In Arkansas, this type of lease agreement is for tenants that do not want a set time to leave the property, as they pay a monthly fee for as long as they wish. With this contract, either the tenant or the landlord has the ability to modify the contract as long as they notify the other before doing so. Like the majority of lease agreements, it is always an intelligent idea to conduct a thorough background check on the possible…

An Arkansas Rental Application is used to verify the legitimacy of a potential tenant, whether the tenant is involved with a one year, month-to-month, sub-lease, or commercial lease agreement. In a rental application, things such as an individual’s credit, background, employment, and even any previous rental history may be examined to verify the credibility of the possible tenant. Rental applications typically cost a certain amount of money to conduct, and can add up to a prohibitive cost if the landlord…

This lease agreement is the most popular type of rental contract in Arkansas, and is typically a one (1) year term with monthly payments. This is the perfect type for the individual that would like to rent out their residential property to a non-business tenant, with no complications. Typically the landlord and tenant will agree on the different expenses to be paid regarding the property, including electricity, water, taxes, heat/cold, etc. The landlord should utilize a background check on the individual to…

In Arkansas, a sub-lease agreement consists of a tenant of a property (called the “sub-lessor”) that co-rents the property out to another individual or party, called the “sub-lessee”. The sub-lessor should remember to inform the landlord whenever there is another party assisting to pay the rent. However, unfortunately for the sub-lessor, if the sub-lessee does not make a payment to the sub-lessor for a certain month, the sub-lessor has to pay the rent to the landlord in full by his…

STATE DISCLOSURES

Arkansas does not currently have any required disclosures the landlord must submit to the tenant. Although, under federal law if the housing unit was built prior to 1978, the lead paint disclosure form is to be attached and signed by each lessee.

If a tenant or landlord has any questions about the laws within the State they should download and read the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act and the Landlord Protection Act.

SECURITY DEPOSIT LAWS

Maximum (18-16-303 to 18-16-304) – If the landlord is in association as a member, partner, or any type of officer with five (5) or more rental units they may not charge more than two (2) months’ rent.

Returning (18-16-305) – The landlord is required to send the Security Deposit back to the tenant, along with any itemized deduction(s), within thirty (30) days from the lease termination date. If the landlord cannot find the tenant within one-hundred and eighty (180) days any and all funds become the property of the landlord.

ENTRY

Time-Frame (18-17-602) – There is no exact given by the State that states how much time the landlord should grant before entering or performing an alteration or repair. Although it does read that the tenant may not ‘unreasonably withhold’ the property from being accessed by the landlord.