Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: Do i have to pay my rent this month?

Water has been leaking thru my dunning room baseboards. They can't find problem tore up my carpet. It has been over a month. The mold is bad. Now she said she will move us to different apt next week. I am disabled and will have to hire movers.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Kevin Webb

Answered
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Yes, pay your rent and hire an attorney to sue immediately.

Here's the deal. You either will appear in front of the judge as a deadbeat who has failed to pay--no matter the excuse--or you can appear in front of the judge as an unjustly wronged tenant, who has spent months paying for substandard conditions.

There is no exemption from paying rent, or permission to withhold rent, because of a bad premises. However, uninhabitable circumstances, depending upon facts, may help you when you have moved out and seek to make things right. There may be remedies available to you. But you must speak to an attorney about your specific case.

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