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Arkansas Security Screening for Tenants

Arkansas tenant screening background checks include background checks that are criminal background checks; credit checks assist with the fundamental interview process and other useful reports to help ensure the security of their property. Screening prospective tenants will ensure the property owners and managers that the risk of potential issues is reduced to a low level.

We recognize that not all landlords have the same requirements, so we offer a range of Arkansas tenant screening background check packages. You can also design your custom package. Contact us!

When you order an Arkansas tenant background check, it's essential to thoroughly screen every prospective applicant concerning their criminal record. Criminal history reports are an excellent resource that can be used to find illegal activity. Based on the information requested, it can also contain searches for sex offenders and terrorists.


The Koleman Group LLC offers tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for the tenant screening report in a state other than Arkansas? Go to the tenant background checks section to find out more.

Arkansas Landlord-Tenant Law

This information in no way can substitute for professional advice. If you have any questions or think you might be in a legal situation per Arkansas, the Residential Tenant Tenant Law consult an attorney.

The Official Rules and Regulations

Landlord and Tenant Ark. Code Ann. SS18-16


The Landlord/Tenant of Arkansas Handbook (PDF)


Secure Deposit

Exclusions: These security deposits are not applicable to landlords who own five or fewer dwellings in addition to other requirements as per ACA SS 18-16-303.

Minimum Security Deposit: Landlords can limit their security deposit to 2 months, according to the SS18-16-304.

Deadline for remitting security deposits: The landlord must return the security deposit to the tenant within 60 days from the date of the lease, less any money owed in lieu of damage or back rent to the property according to ACA SS 18-16-305.

Non-refundable Deposits: No law provided

Interest on Security Deposits: No law is provided

Separate Security Deposit Bank Account: No law available

Pet Deposits and Additional Fees: No law governs this; however, every apartment complex can include this kind of deposit in its lease agreement. It is not more than the amount of two months' rental according to ACA SS 18-16-304.

Checklist for Move-Out and Itemized List of Damages and Charges: A landlord must give the tenant an itemized record of all damages and charges deducted from the security deposit of their tenant, according to the AC A. SS 18-16-305.

Ahead Notice of Withholding: No law or law is provided

Record keeping of Withholdings from Deposits: There is no statute to guide the record-keeping of deposits.

Receipt of Deposit: There is no Statutes or statute is given

Lease Rent and Fees

Rent is due: In most cases, rent is due on the 1st day of the month, unless stated otherwise in the lease contract, according to ACA SS 18-17-401.

Tenant Increase Notice: There is no law available

Rental Grace Period: Five days as per ACA SS 18-17-701(b).

Late Fees: No statute available

Prepaid Rent: No statute available

Returned Check Fees: The standard fee for returned checks within Arkansas is $25 for each check. There is a possibility that other fees might be included in the amount according to ACA SS 5-37-307 and ACA SS 5-37-304.

The tenant is allowed to withhold rent for the failure to provide essential Services (Electric Heating, Water, and so on. ): No statute available. It is recommended, however, that tenants continue to pay rent promptly and completely. If this kind of issue does occur, tenants are advised to reach out to local authorities for housing and health officials to attempt to rectify the situation.

Tenant allowed to repair and deduct rent: There is no law to be found.

Landlords are allowed to recover the cost of court and attorney fees: Yes, pursuant to ACA SS 18-17-701(2) in addition to ACA SS 18-17-704.

Landlords Must Make reasonable efforts to reduce the damages, which includes an attempt to Rent: No statute available

Notes, Entry, and Notice

Notice to End Tenancy - Fixed Date Lease: No notice is needed since the lease will expire on the date specified within the lease agreement.

Notice to End Tenancy - Month to month Lease The landlord and tenant have to give the tenant one rental month's prior notice to the date of termination. For a month-to-month lease, a written notice is required in accordance with ACA SS 18-17-704.

Notice to End Tenancy Weekly To Week Lease The landlord and tenant must provide the tenant one rental time period's written notice prior to the lease's date. In a week-to-week lease, seven days' written notice is required in accordance with ACA SS 18-17-704.

Termination of Non-Payment: 5 days unconditional quit notice. Then, you must be waited for the full five days before beginning the eviction process in accordance with ACA SS 18-17-701, ACA SS 18-16-101, and ACA SS 18-17-901(b).

Termination of Lease Infraction: If the landlord decides to go with an "unlawful detainer" as an "unlawful detainer" method of eviction, they must only give three days' written notice. It is considered to be an eviction that is civil in nature. If the tenant refuses to leave and does not leave, the landlord could sue the tenant and force them to appear in court pursuant to ACA SS18-60-304.

Required Notice Prior to Entrance: No statute available

Entry is Accepted with Notice to Repairs and Maintenance (non-emergency): Yes, according to ACA SS 18-17-602.

Entry Accepted with Notification for Displays: Yes, in conformity with ACA SS 18-17-602. The majority of lease agreements will contain the written notice of Showings as an act of nice gesture to tenants.

Emergency Entry Permitted without Notification: No statute available

Notice of the Date/Time of the Move-Out Inspection The law is not available; however, this is typically included in the rental agreement as a gesture of goodwill for the tenant.

Notice of Extended Absence There is no statute in place. Lease agreements for individual leases may contain this clause to permit landlords to conduct regular inspections. This is done to limit financial losses to a minimum if there's an incident of leakage or another kind of damage caused by another rental unit (water leaks, etc.), or natural disasters.

Entry Permitted During Tenant's extended absence: No statute available. However, individual lease agreements could include this type of entry to ensure the landlord's financial interest in the property and avoid damage when the tenant is absent.

Note to Tenants about Pesticide Use There is no law available. Landlords are often required to notify residents that pesticides will be used as a gesture of goodwill. However, they aren't required.

Lockouts Accepted: No statute; however, lockouts are not allowed.

Shut-offs for Utility: No statute available Shut-offs aren't allowed.

Consequences of Self-Help Removal: Damages are considered by the court on a case-by-case basis.

Abandonment of personal property: When a lease is terminated either involuntarily or involuntarily or involuntarily, personal property left behind by the tenant is disposed of through the landlord without the worry of retaliation, as per ACA SS 18-16-108.

Disclosures and other Miscellaneous Notes

The Landlord's Responsibilities

Conformity: The apartment complex as well as the units that are contained within, are to be maintained following all applicable housing and building codes to provide the safety and health of residents.

Cleaning: All common areas such as entranceways, hallways, and courtyards should be kept clear of debris and trash.

Utilities: All utilities must be maintained and all appliances maintained in good condition in accordance with local building codes and codes for housing and construction.

Repairs: They must be completed promptly once they are reported by the tenant or discovered during the regular timed inspection.

Tenant's Duty ACA SS 18-17-601

Conformity: Must comply with all requirements contained in the building and housing codes that impact health and safety;

Cleaning: Keep their portion of the property tidy and habitable all the time in accordance with the terms of the unit.

Waste: Dispose of all garbage, trash, or ashes, as well as any other garbage, and ensure the environment is safe and clean;

Plumbing: Keep all fixtures in good working order and ensure they are in good condition;

Appliances: appliances should be utilized in a sensible manner and properly maintained.

Legal Act: The tenant must not engage in any unlawful or destructive activity that is designed to harm, damage, or destroy any portion of the house and must not permit anyone to do that or

Quiet Entertainment: Conduct themselves in respect and refrain from preventing their neighbors from enjoying the peaceful enjoyment they enjoy in their homes.

Family Violence

Certificate for Status A landlord has the power to confirm a claim for Domestic Violence status pursuant to ACA SS 18-16-112(d).

Protection from termination: Landlords cannot terminate the tenant's tenancy, not renew lease agreements, or refuse to sign the rental arrangement with a person who is a victim of domestic violence pursuant to ACA SS 18-16-112(b).

Locksmiths: It is the responsibility of the landlord must modify or re-key the locks at the expense of the tenant when requested according to ACA SS 18-16-112(b).

RESPONSE: The landlord cannot retaliate with a tenant of a property that is found to be contaminated by paint with lead or has other risks in relation to the threat of eviction because of the existence of these dangers as per ACA SS 20-27-608.

Lead disclosure: The landlord must make clear all potential lead dangers to their tenants. In the lease, landlords must also provide an informational pamphlet regarding the risks of lead paint and other materials containing lead.

Arkansas Small Claims Court:

Limits: $5,000.

Eviction cases are allowed in Small Claims Court: There is no. Small claims courts do not have the authority to handle Evictions. Instead, evictions are handled by the circuit court.


Statute of Limitations:

Written contracts: 5 years in conformity with ACA SS 16-56-111.


Business License: There is no statewide law; however, cities and counties could have their own regulations and rules for landlords. Contact your local governing body to inquire about details. The owners of less than five rental units could be exempt from this. Certain areas might have the landlord submit the total amount of property to health and public housing departments. Every area is unique concerning particular building regulations. Landlords who aren't sure whether they must contact authorities in the housing industry should do so promptly.

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Arkansas Landlord Forms

Every state requires a range of forms for renting an apartment to tenants. All states require various forms to rent an apartment to a tenant, and Arkansas is not an exception. 

Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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