Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Missouri

Q: My rent to own agreement may not abide to the MO. Laws and Statues required for the type of agreement that it is.

The written agreement was supposed to be revised by an legal representative after my tenant and I agreed to all the terms that we wrote. Neither parties had any exsperienceing in writing a legalized lease and we both agreed that our agreement was going to be given to an licensed agent to be professionaly written. This is why the agreement is not dated but only signed by both of us. Just 2 weeks later my tenant and I had major indifference and no longer could socialize without harsh and offensive behaviors. As we still only communicate through certified mailings. What would you suggest my actions be to solve the written agreement clauses that are unlawfully incorporated?

2 Lawyer Answers
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
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  • Plano, TX
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I recommend that you have an attorney review the agreement to determine if it is enforceable.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I suggest that you do what you should have done long ago: spend a little money to hire an attorney. Lease purchase agreements generally go bad. Without seeing what you two wrote, there is no way for an attorney to meaningfully analyze your situation. It may be that your tenant is under a month-to-month tenancy that you may terminate.

The failure of the parties to date a signed agreement does not necessarily invalidate the document.

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