The Fayetteville City Council has passed Ordinance 120.02, which requires landlords owning more than two residential rental properties within the city to choose a designated representative to serve as a point of contact for resident renters and their neighbors, and to provide that representative's contact information to an online Landlord’s Representative Registry. The ordinance was prompted by a desire to ensure that renters and neighbors will have a means of reaching landlords who may be difficult to contact if there are problems with the leased property.
The registry will be accessible to the public on May 1, 2021.
Designated representatives should have the power and responsibility to respond to questions, issues and problems of the tenants, and to facilitate communication with the landlord.
Landlord representatives must live or work in Washington, Benton, Crawford or Madison County, Arkansas.
Deadline for Registration is April 30, 2021. Those who fail to register by the April 30 deadline will be subject to fines. Any change to landlord representatives must be updated on the registry within seven days to ensure information in the Landlord's Representative Registry remains up to date.
Owners of short-term rentals are not required to register designated representatives at this time.