Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: In Arkansas I have withheld rent due to electrical issues and refused to let the landlord to fix the issue

He is not a licensed electrician

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Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee
Answered
  • Crossett, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: The fact that he is not hiring someone else to fix the electrical issues will not be a defense to an unlawful detainer suit (an eviction lawsuit), if he files one. If he decides to sue for an eviction because you haven't been paying rent, there's a good chance he'll win. Arkansas is one of the least friendly states for tenants in the US.

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