Marion, AR asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: What does it mean if my landlord license has been revoked? I live in arkansas.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If your landlord's license has been revoked in Arkansas, it means that they no longer have the legal right to operate as a landlord in the state. This could happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

1. Failing to maintain the property in accordance with housing codes and regulations

2. Engaging in discriminatory rental practices

3. Failing to pay required fees or taxes

4. Violating the terms of their landlord license

When a landlord's license is revoked, they are typically required to cease all rental operations and may face fines or other penalties. As a tenant, this situation can create uncertainty about your living arrangements. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Your lease agreement may still be valid, and you may have the right to continue living in the property until the end of your lease term.

2. If the property is sold or transferred to a new owner, your lease agreement may transfer with the property, and the new owner would become your landlord.

3. If the property is not sold or transferred, and your landlord is forced to cease rental operations, you may need to find a new place to live.

It's important to stay informed about the situation and communicate with your landlord or the appropriate housing authorities to understand your rights and options. If you are unsure about your situation or need legal advice, consider contacting a local tenant rights organization or a qualified attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law.

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