The Arkansas Residential Landlord-Tenant Act of 2007 provides the following remedies for landlords when tenants fail to comply with the terms of a rental agreement:
14 Day Notice
If there is a noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement, the landlord may deliver a written notice to the tenant specifying the acts and omissions constituting the noncompliance and that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than fourteen (14) days after receipt of the notice, if the noncompliance is not remedied in fourteen (14) days.
Note: The rental agreement shall terminate as provided in the notice unless the noncompliance is remediable by repairs or otherwise and the tenant adequately remedies the noncompliance before the date specified in the notice.
If rent is unpaid when due and the tenant fails to pay rent within five (5) days from the date due, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement.
Damages, Injunctive Relief, and Attorney’s Fees
The landlord may recover actual damages and obtain injunctive relief, judgments, or evictions in circuit court or district court without posting bond for any noncompliance by the tenant with the rental agreement.
If the tenant’s noncompliance is willful other than nonpayment of rent, the landlord may recover reasonable attorney’s fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.
If the tenant’s nonpayment of rent is not in good faith, the landlord is entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, provided the landlord is represented by an attorney.
A.C.A. § 18-17-701.
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