Springdale, AR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: My apartment complex let themselves into our apartment w/o notice. Is that breaking the lease?

It doesn’t say in our lease that they can come in without notice except in an emergency or when maintenance is scheduled. We weren’t home so we didn’t know they came in until we saw the letter they left saying they came in and checked for potential hazards. It also doesn’t state in the lease that there are “random” inspections made inside the apartments. I tried looking up Arkansas state laws, but didn’t find any clear enough to know if they broke the lease or not.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Look closely at the lease. Unless I miss my guess the lease says the landlord can enter THEIR property anytime they need to get in.

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