Time for Change in Arkansas
According to a commission tasked with studying Arkansas's landlord-tenant laws, Arkansas is the only state in the country without an implied warranty of habilitability. Arkansas also has the distinction of being the only state where it is a crime for a tenant not to pay rent. For landlords, their rights and responsibilities vary depending on whether the rental property is in a town that has a municipal housing code or whether criminal eviction statutes are enforced in that area of the state. Current eviction laws conflict with each other and create uncertainty. Changes to these laws will help both landlords and tenants know their rights and responsibilities and better navigate the legal system. Browse this site to find out what you can do to support changes to Arkansas landlord-tenant laws.