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What Rules Does My Landlord Have to Follow Before Claiming My Rental Unit Abandoned? - Revised June 2014 If the landlord reasonably believes you have abandoned your home, and your landlord...
Foreclosure of A Rental Unit
What if My Landlord Loses the Property I Rent Through Foreclosure? Do I have rights? - Revised June 2014. Yes. After a property is foreclosed, a new owner takes over. The new owner may...
Glossary of Commonly Used Missouri Landlord-Tenant Housing Terms
Housing Terms - Revised June 2013. ABANDONMENT: Refers to a situation where a tenant leaves or moves out of a rental unit with no intention to return. Abandonment procedure is...
Landlord-Tenant Duties and Rights
What Rights and Duties do Landlords and Tenants Have? Federal, state, and local laws govern the duties and rights of landlords and tenants. Additional agreements in the lease may impose...
What Is a Lease? - June 2014. A lease is an agreement to rent a house or apartment made between a tenant and a landlord. A lease is both a contract (an agreement between two or more...
Missouri Free Legal Answers
Missouri Legal Answers is a statewide virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to the link below. Missouri pro bono attorney volunteers, who must be authorized...
Missouri's Landlord Tenant Law
Missouri's Landlord Tenant Law - The Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants. This is a publication from the Missouri Attorney General's Office - Posted September 2015 If you...
Repair and Deduct
What is “repair and deduct?” - Revised June 2013. Repair and deduct is a legal remedy that allows some tenants to deduct from the tenant’s rent the cost of repairs made to a rental...
Repairs to a Rental Unit
Is a Tenant Entitled to a Safe Rental Unit? - Revised June 2013. Yes, a landlord has a duty to maintain minimum standard conditions in its rental units. Area housing codes normally give...
Sale of the Unit You Rent
What if My Landlord Sells the Property I Rent? - Revised June 2014. Normally, if you have a written lease with your landlord, and your landlord sells the property, the new owner is bound...
What is a Security Deposit? - Revised June 2014. A security deposit is a payment required by a landlord from a tenant. It is paid to cover the possible expense of any repairs which the...
Tips Before You Rent
Revised June 2013. Finding a safe and affordable place to rent takes time. Below are some important factors to consider: PLANNING AHEAD What is your budget? How much can...
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