Kansas City, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: Can a landlord evict me if I've lived in the property for 14 years without a rental agreement.

Landlord also left property decapitated and knew mold was present

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If you pay rent and are not subject to a written lease then you are on a month-to-month tenancy terminable upon 30-days' notice by your landlord. Therefore, the short answer is "yes."

Whether the property has mold is not relevant to the landlord's right to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. I would think that if there is mold on the property you would want to find a new place to live where your health is not at risk.

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A: In Missouri, if you have been residing in a property for an extended period without a written rental agreement, your tenancy is likely considered a month-to-month tenancy, even if there is no formal agreement in place. Month-to-month tenancies can generally be terminated by either the landlord or the tenant with proper notice, which is typically 30 days.

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