What can the City Attorney's Office do to help me if I have rented property to a tenant who has not paid me rent pursuant to our agreement and won't move out?
Under Ark. Code Ann. § 18-16-101, it is a violation of Arkansas law for a tenant to fail to pay rent as agreed and then fail to vacate ten days after receiving written notice to do so. The law does not give the attorney, court, police or landlord the right to remove the tenant from the property. However, if the rental property is in Springdale, the City Attorney's Office may be able to file charges and request a court order for the tenant to pay back rent. Violations of this law are punishable by a fine of $25 a day. If you are interested in this type of action, our office has a packet for landlords (PDF).

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1. I am a landlord in Springdale and I have rented property to a tenant who has not paid me rent pursuant to our agreement, and I cannot get them to move out. What can I do?
2. I am a landlord in Springdale. Can you help me evict a tenant from my property or make them leave?
3. Can I change the locks of my rental property if the tenant hasn't paid rent? Can I remove the front door to get them to move? Can I remove their belongings from the property?
4. What can the City Attorney's Office do to help me if I have rented property to a tenant who has not paid me rent pursuant to our agreement and won't move out?
5. I am a tenant behind in rent payment. My landlord came in and took all my property and will not give it back. What can I do?