Landlord/Tenant Resources

Housing Law Topics

The relationship between landlords and tenants involve several legal issues, and the resources below are here to help you understand these issues.

A lease or rental agreement is a contract between you and your landlord. It sets out your rights and duties and your landlord's rights and duties. You can read more in the fact sheets below.

Before you sign a lease, it is important to look at the place that you want to rent so you know if it is safe, clean, and livable. 

If you are facing eviction, you can call our Helpline to speak to an attorney for free. Free legal help is available for Arkansas tenants facing eviction.

If you have been called to active duty military service, you have legal protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Visit to learn more and find free self-help legal forms.




Your landlord may ask you for a security deposit. This is money to pay for any damages beyond normal wear and tear that happen during the time you live in the home.

If there are not any damages beyond normal wear and tear, then the landlord must return the security deposit to you or give you a list of damages. This list should include any damages you made to the home and the amount withheld from the security deposit to repair those damages.

The easy-to-use form below will produce a letter demanding the return of your security deposit. The letter includes more detailed instructions.

If you are wishing to challenge your Unlawful Detainer suit, please see the forms below: 


The following interactive forms are for military members, veterans, and their families. These are provided by Stateside Legal.




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