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Q: What can I do if my landlord is ignoring me when I ask him to get me a new lease to sign?

I got a letter in the mail a few weeks ago saying that my the leasing company wanted to renew my residential lease. I replied and said I wanted to renew. Fast forward a few weeks later, I have made numerous attempts to ask them to send me a new lease to sign, they always say they'll get that... View More

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Q: notice of intention to issue writ of possession

I'm a landlord and I filed in court today to visit someone on my home and they gave me that to give the person but they gave me some other stuff too

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Q: lived on the property and left their personal property there 2 Mobile homes. 7 months pass what's my option

She left 2 old trailers on my property. She's been gone 7 months I've contacted her she feels that she can leave them and still have rights to them.

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Q: I am in landlord in Arkansas. Am I required by law to remind my tenants of their lease expiration date?

My tenants lease is up March 15 2024. They have been behind on rent for months and have been trying to make payments are never getting caught up. I told them last month that their lease was up in March and the only way to renew would be if they are caught up and able to pay a 2-3 months of rent in... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

In Arkansas, the specific requirements for notifying tenants about the expiration of their lease or the need to vacate the property at the end of the lease term can depend on the terms of the lease agreement itself and state law. Generally, if your lease agreement clearly states the end date and... View More

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Q: I live in arkansas and my house caught on fire and was a total loss.can the landlord tow my truck without a eviction?

I live in arkansas and my house caught on fire and was a total loss.the landlord is mad because he didn't have insurance and 2 days after the fire he called a towing company to come tow my truck without letting me know anything.ive not been served a eviction notice or anything.is this illegal?... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the fire and the loss of your home. That must be an incredibly stressful and difficult situation to deal with.

Regarding your landlord towing your truck, based on the details you provided, it does appear that the landlord likely acted illegally:

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Q: Can I sue landlord for improper eviction?

I was served papers to vacate my rental, not an eviction notice, I moved some of my property but not all due to mold in the house and me feeling sick around it. I have a text from the landlord asking if I had moved out and I never replied, now they have fully removed all of my property ( 3 bedrooms... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that your landlord may have wrongfully removed your property without following proper legal procedures for eviction. To determine if you have a valid case to sue your landlord, consider the following:

1. Lease agreement: Review your lease to...
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Q: I am looking for the Arkansas Code Annotated section regarding a landlord selling a rental without notifying the tenant

In some research, I have found where it indicates you must give your tenants at least 60 days’ notice before showing the property or allowing any access for inspections. But then in other areas, it said the landlord only needs to give 24-48 hour notice. I would like to write a proper letter using... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In Arkansas, the relevant statute is Arkansas Code § 18-17-701, which addresses a landlord's right to access a rental property. This statute does not specifically address the situation of a landlord selling a rental property without notifying the tenant. However, it does provide guidance on... View More

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Q: What does it mean if my landlord license has been revoked? I live in arkansas.
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answered on Mar 31, 2024

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...
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Q: In Arkansas, when should you take legal action against a landlord regarding a missing deposit?

As of Dec 31, 2023, my lease has been over and I vacated the rental property on Nov 27, 2023. Since a brief discussion on written notice (phrased confusingly in the rental agreement), I have not heard anything from my previous landlord. After a month with no deposit into my account, I reached out... View More

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answered on Feb 14, 2024

File suit against the exact entity that took your deposit. If there is a term in the lease, then breach of contract. If not, then conversion. But expect that the owner will claim damages to be surcharged against the deposit at trial. Collection of a judgment may require an attorney.

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Q: I live in my ex mother-in-law's house. And we pay her for the utilities. And she got mad at me because I wouldn't

Pay my daughter's car payment and had my water shut off can she do that

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In the United States, the legality of your situation depends on the terms of your living arrangement with your ex-mother-in-law. If you have a formal lease or rental agreement, it typically outlines the responsibilities for utility payments. If utilities are included in your rent, then the landlord... View More

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Q: Can my mother in law tell me to pack my stuff and get off her property which is a house that she built for my wife and I

My wife and I have been married for 10 years. She built a house for her and I which I thought was put in my wife’s name but obviously not. So I got arrested for some charges that will all be thrown out but none the less she’s telling my wife she wants me and all my stuff home by December 31st.... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If the house you're living in is legally owned by your mother-in-law and not in your or your wife's name, she does have the right to ask you to leave. However, as a resident of the property, you are entitled to certain rights, including proper notice before being required to vacate the... View More

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Q: when a attorney files a Witt of possession at the courthouse, how does the sheriff's office get a copy to be delivered

this was filed on the 14th and I have been waiting so I can go get my belongings from the person that broke all of the laws to gain possession of my personal belongings which were in my own residence?

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answered on Nov 21, 2023

Once a writ of possession is filed with the court, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff's attorney to serve the writ on the defendant. This means that the attorney must deliver a copy of the writ to the defendant, either in person or by mail. The attorney must also file a proof of service... View More

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Q: I was named in an eviction with 2 other defendants. They did not file an objection to eviction and I did. I was evicted

I was evicted also. The writ of possession had my name at the top but the contents specifically named the 2 Co defendants as the ones to remove. My name was mentioned only to state that I had filed an objection. I am waiting for my court date. I tried to tell sheriff this and he threatened to throw... View More

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answered on Nov 11, 2023

In this situation, it's crucial to present your case effectively at the upcoming court date. Gather all relevant documentation, including the writ of possession and evidence of your property tax payment. It's essential to articulate the discrepancy between your objection to the eviction... View More

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Q: If a storage unit owner does not follow Arkansas law regarding the auction of my property, is there anything I can do?

I'm absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I went to get some things out of our storage unit at Copper Safe storage today and everything is gone. Thousands of dollars worth of stuff. All my winter clothes, my families winter clothes, all my Christmas decor that I've collected over the... View More

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

Either hire an AR attorney to sue for an injunction, or check into bidding at the sale (without telling anyone of the contents, or forget about it. Apparently you have been wasting your time complaining to the lessor.

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Q: How do I get rid of my ex-girlfriend that has taken over my camper that I own when she has nowhere to go?

She is also clinically crazy been committed quite a few times and her family will not take her in they keep bringing her back to my house she's also violent and suicidal.

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Here are some potential steps to remove an ex-girlfriend who has taken over your camper in Arkansas:

- Provide proper written notice to vacate. Give her 30 days written notice to vacate the premises since she has established residency in the camper.

- If she refuses to leave after...
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Q: 59 year of age disabled living in public housing on a fixed income of 914.00 monthly goes back to college on a grant is

The grant money consider income per HUD

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answered on Aug 30, 2023

Grants for educational purposes are generally not considered as income for the purposes of determining eligibility and rent calculations in federally subsidized housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This includes programs like public housing... View More

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Q: Person knowly commiting bodily harm to people in neighborhood along with personal property and vehicle of ADA & crime

Also unlawful use of fire arm on and around rental property. Harm to elderly people and commit conspiracy with landlord in Arkansas. Harm to Service Animal also breaking and entering.

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answered on Aug 15, 2023

Hi there,

It is advisable to consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction to review the specific details of your case and determine the applicable laws and limitations.

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Q: I live in Arkansas and my ex moved out a yr ago and left a lot of her stuff. Do I legally have ownership of the items

I have asked her sev times to come get it and she has refused saying she is waiting till she gets her own place.

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answered on May 24, 2023

Most states have laws regarding abandoned property that require you to provide written notice, usually via certified mail, return receipt. Apparently you know where she is, so you must provide written notice of abandonment of personal property to her, and give her an opportunity to collect her... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Arkansas on
Q: So if I was homeless and know of a home thats empty and been empty for years can I squat in it and make ot mine ? If so
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answered on Sep 24, 2021

This question was routed to patent attorneys that work with inventors. That is not the right group of lawyers to answer this. It does not sound like landlord-tenant either.

In real estate law there is a little used provision called adverse possession that was left over from a much...
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