2017 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 2 - Real Property
Chapter 16 - Landlord and Tenant
Subchapter 3 - Security Deposits
§ 18-16-306. Remedies

Universal Citation: AR Code § 18-16-306 (2017)
  • (a) (1) If the landlord fails to comply with this subchapter, the tenant may recover:
    • (A) The property and money due him or her;
    • (B) Damages in an amount equal to two (2) times the amount wrongfully withheld;
    • (C) Costs; and
    • (D) Reasonable attorney's fees.
      • (2) However, the landlord shall be liable only for costs and the sum erroneously withheld if the landlord shows by the preponderance of the evidence that his or her noncompliance:
        • (A) Resulted from an error which occurred despite the existence of procedures reasonably designed to avoid such errors; or
        • (B) Was based on a good faith dispute as to the amount due.
  • (b) This section does not preclude the landlord or tenant from any other relief to which either may be lawfully entitled.
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