West Helena, AR asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: Are there any laws stating landlord's have to follow health and/or safety codes?

My lease states landlord is responsible for repairs. The maintenance person that works for my landlord tells me they are busy & won't do repairs. I have a letter in writing signed by my landlord stating that the repairs I mentioned, will be done within a week of the letter. That was in November

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Brandon M Haubert
Brandon M Haubert
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You need to take your lease to a lawyer for review. In Arkansas, generally in a party to a contract materially breaches the contract, then the other party is released from performing under the contract.

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