Fort Smith, AR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: how much time do I have legally in Arkansas to respond to landlords intent to change lease terms

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Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Generally, it depends on the language of your lease. Does your lease give the landlord the right to change the terms before it expires? If not, then your landlord would have to wait until the end of the lease to change any terms. If your landlord gives you notice that he intends to change the terms of the lease upon renewal, you usually will have to sign a new lease with the new terms by the expiration date of the old lease. If you decide not to sign a new lease with the new terms, you should give your landlord a thirty day notice (or whatever notice requirement is in the lease) of your intent not to renew. Hope this helps.

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