Thayer, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: I have been at the hospital with my mother for the past three days, landlord locked us out and stole our things

I have been moving for a week now, told my landlord it would take a few weeks, my mother became deathly I'll and I have had to be with her at the hospital for the past three days so I haven't been to the house, I get home he has all my lights on( they are in my name) changed the locks and took some of our things. Is this legal?

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Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If your landlord has followed Missouri statutory eviction rules s/he has more rights than if s/he has not. A tenant’s hardships generally are not a factor. If your landlord has not worked through the court system to evict you his or her actions are not lawful. You should talk with an attorney to find out your rights in this particular situation.

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