Landlord/Tenant

Leases:

A lease is a contractual agreement signed by both the tenant and the landlord which dictates the terms of the rental agreement. The lease will outline the rights and responsibilities of both parties and is necessary to protect the parties in the event of a disagreement. Each individual property has special needs that will need to be addressed in the lease agreement. If you are a landlord and have a property for lease it is wise to have your agreement reviewed by an attorney every couple of years in order to assure that you are meeting all your needs and concerns.

Eviction:

An Eviction is a legal process by which a landlord regains possession of a leased premises from a tenant or occupant through court judgment. In most situations an eviction requires the involvement a court. If a landlord wishes to evict a tenant, he or she must follow strict procedures set forth by the state of Arkansas.

Some common types of eviction notices are:

  • Pay or Quit – A pay or quit notice is used where the tenant has not paid rent. The landlord then warns the tenant that if he does not pay, he will be required to leave.
  • Cure or Quit – A cure or quit notice is used where the tenant has violated another term of the lease. The landlord warns the tenant that if he does not fix the violation, he will be required to leave.
  • Unconditional Quit – A tenant is ordered to move out within a certain period of time under the unconditional quit notice. The tenant is not offered the opportunity to fix any problems.

If a tenant will not leave the premises after an eviction notice has been issued, the landlord must go to court and file an unlawful detainer lawsuit. An unlawful detainer lawsuit is a speedy action and will determine whether the tenant is required to vacate the premises.

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The Wilkinson Law Firm is based in Bentonville, AR and handles cases all over the State of Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas region is the firm’s primary practice area including: Bentonville, AR, Rogers, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Eureka Springs, AR. The Wilkinson Law Firm regularly accepts high profile cases from all over the State of Arkansas.

Phones answered 24/7. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

The Wilkinson Law Firm is based in Bentonville, AR and handles cases all over the State of Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas region is the firm’s primary practice area including: Bentonville, AR, Rogers, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Eureka Springs, AR. The Wilkinson Law Firm regularly accepts high profile cases from all over the State of Arkansas.

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