Grandview, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Missouri

Q: My wife and I have rented a half duplex in Belton, MO for 12 years. The landlord has not maintained the property.

I recently fell from the garage steps that were in disrepair. The handrail to the basement is also loose and dangerous.

I told the landlord about the fall. He stated his insurance does not cover me. What options do I have for requiring the landlord to make repairs and to require him to fumigate the place for roaches, fleas, and mice? No repairs were made since our moving in. Whenever a problem arises, the landlord tells us he does not have the money to fix the issue.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin Webb
Kevin Webb
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: It may be that you are in a property that is uninhabitable. It may be that your lease requires the landlord to maintain the property. You need to speak to an attorney concerning the specific facts in your case.

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