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Was there an employment contract with the housing terms in it, or is there a separate lease agreement with the employee? Also, has the employee already been terminated?
But I assume the employee is still in the company supplied housing, correct? Is the housing company owned, or an apartment or other type of dwelling that's paid for by the company?
OK. If he won't leave on his own, you will have to go through the formal eviction process. Arkansas, like most other states, does not allow for so-called "self-help" methods, like changing the locks. Since he was a lawful tenant at one point, you have to legally evict him the same way you would if he were paying rent in a normal lease agreement situation.
First, you have to draft a notice to vacate letter. This is essentially a letter telling the tenant that they are in violation of the lease, and that they have 10 day to vacate. Once the notice to vacate is drafted by the landlord, the landlord must serve the notice on the tenant by delivering it to the tenant using one of the following methods:
The tenant is considered “notified,” according to Arkansas law, at the time the notice is mailed without having to wait for proof of the tenant’s receipt of the mailing.
Once the lease or rental agreement is terminated, the landlord has the right to file an eviction action with the local district court in Arkansas if the tenant has not moved out of the property. No notice is needed in this situation, the fact that the tenant has not paid rent within five days of rent becoming due under the lease or rental agreement is sufficient notice to the tenant that the landlord has the right to begin eviction proceedings in court.
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