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What rights do landlords have to rental properties?

Landlord and tenant disputes are not uncommon. They happen all the time in Arkansas for various reasons. Issues may arise when either party is in the wrong. The key to understanding your rights to possession of the property and other related matters lies in understanding landlord/tenant rights in the state.

What is adverse possession?

Perhaps you have heard of squatters' rights before. Maybe you thought they could not possibly be real. You would not be alone. Many people in Arkansas are not aware of something called adverse possession, which the Cornell Law School defines as a doctrine that allows someone who does not own property to gain valid rights to it.

Why should I get a land survey before buying a home?

There are many things you may have to do when buying a home in Arkansas. Some of these things are required by law, such as ensuring the home has a clean title and paying all associated taxes. Others are not required but are very much recommended to avoid future hassles. One of those is getting a land survey. According to, a land survey is a detailed description of the boundaries of a property. 

How do I settle a property line dispute with a neighbor?

Most homeowners in Fayetteville tend to be good neighbors. Some neighbors find themselves at odds with each other over their property lines. Property line disputes are a common bone of contention for homeowners. If you and your neighbor cannot agree over whose property the fence is on, then it might be time for you to examine resolution options. 

What is a quiet title?

If you try to buy a property in Arkansas, you must make sure the property actually belongs to the seller. Should you buy a property from someone who is not the owner, it creates problems. You will likely lose your investment completely. The process of determining who officially owns the property is called, according to EasyTitle, a quiet title

Do squatter’s rights exist in Arkansas?

Land disputes can arise for many different reasons. A deed description may inaccurately state property boundaries. Or perhaps two neighbors have deeds that contradict each other. And under some circumstances, although all parties may agree on the legal boundaries of the property, a non-owner may have used the property long enough that they can claim legal rights to it. This situation is known as adverse possession.

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