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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Small Claims and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: What legal action can be taken if a property manager let a repair man in the unit without the permission of the tenant?

The property manager orally promised to not let anyone enter the property unless the tenant was told. A repair man was supposed to repair the oven door because it would not shut completely, even with it on. The property manager told the tenant that the repair man would come on the weekend and the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 10, 2020

If you have a Lease Contract, then it probably allows this or generally makes repairs the Landlord's duty. You are lucky to have such a Landlord. I doubt you would have any damages even if the Contract prohibited this unannounced visit. Irregardless, there is no cause of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Sold my car for $4,500. The man wrote a check at my bank, transferred $ to my account. He took the car then stopped pymt

We made the transaction on camera with a bank teller who verified he had sufficient $ in his accountThe $ cleared into my account, then the next day it was returned to the buyer. I lost the $ and my car. Now they aren't answering the phone. What can I do?

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on May 9, 2020

File a complaint with the police department where this event occurred. Then take that complaint to the prosecutor. This is a crime even though stopping payment on a check is allowed. Failing to return the vehicle is theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Small Claims for Arkansas on
Q: I have a family member that has a warrant out for their arrest for a Class A theft misdemeanor in Arkansas of $199.65

What is the possible penalty they may face and they currently do not have a record and have never been arrested. This will be their first offense.

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Jan 7, 2020

This is an A - Misdemeanor, the penalty range is up to 1 year in county jail and up to a $2,500 fine. Because they are a first offender, their are several ways to handle this type of case to try to keep it off their record and help avoid any jail time. You should consult with a criminal defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Arkansas on
Q: Can a storage unit manager cut my lock off and let someone else have my unit and all my stuff because of late payments?

I have fallen behind on my storage unit monthly payments. The guy cut my lock off and let my separated husband put his lock on. Now I can get my washer and dryer out of there because my estranged husband wont let me in the unit.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Oct 22, 2019

Yes, but only after they have followed the correct lawful processes for providing notice to the renter. It is possible that your husband bought the contents at auction, but that is pure speculation. You should contact a local consumer affairs attorney for advice on your specific situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Small Claims for Arkansas on
Q: Is it fair that only one employee gets fired from the job and both of the employees were fighting?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 4, 2019

No, on its face, it does not seem fair. But the only opinion that really has legal significance for you here is that of an employment attorney. And your post remains open for four weeks. It's likely that based on the limited facts, it is difficult for an employment attorney to offer meaningful... Read more »

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