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What Rules Does My Landlord Have to Follow Before Claiming My Rental Unit Abandoned? If the landlord reasonably believes you have abandoned your home, and your landlord wants to remove all...
Foreclosure of A Rental Unit
What if My Landlord Loses the Property I Rent Through Foreclosure? Do I have rights? After a property is foreclosed, a new owner takes over. The new owner may be the bank that foreclosed the...
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? 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 parties) and a...
Missouri Free Legal Answers
Missouri Legal Answers is a statewide virtual legal advice clinic. This program is provided through the assistance of the American Bar Association and is free. Qualifying users post their civil...
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? 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 property. If your landlord does...
Repairs to a Rental Unit
Is a Tenant Entitled to a Safe Rental Unit? Yes, a landlord has a duty to maintain minimum standard conditions in its rental units. Area housing codes normally give the minimum...
Sale of the Unit You Rent
What if My Landlord Sells the Property I Rent? Normally, if you have a written lease with your landlord, and your landlord sells the property, the new owner is bound to the lease you...
What is a Security Deposit? 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 landlord may have make...
Tips Before You Rent
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 you afford to pay for rent and...
What is Joint Tenancy?
What is a Joint Tenancy? - The Missouri Bar If you click on the above link and the button on the following page, you will be leaving this website. To retun just simply click on the blue back...
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