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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: My landlord got into my personal social media account or somehow found some way to message and send pictures to friends

We have lived in our home for 13 years our landlord or 13 years sold our house. It’s a duplex, so he sold our side of the duplex to a gentleman that owns several duplexes on our block. We have known this gentleman for about 12 years there has been some bad blood between us. They ended up buying... View More

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Q: Me and my fiancee rents a home with no lease or contract and lived here for a year. Can she kick me out or can I stay

Everything in the house is basically mine the internet is in my name but the utilities is in her name

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Feb 15, 2024

If you two are not subject to a written lease, then you are on a month-to-month tenancy and your landlord. If you are both considered tenants, then one tenant cannot kick the other out because the right to be there is a right conferred by the landlord.

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Q: I have stayed in a hotel for 8 months continuously since May 3rd of 2023. I have not checked out at all. Am I a tenant

It's the western inn in st Louis mo someone shot the manager last year as well because he was overcharging everyone it's February now 2024 and they trying to up the price or make us leave like today

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Q: I was sent for eviction in January 2024. It was paid prior to court but I now have a default judgment.

In an email communication with my landlord, I confirmed that if the balance was paid prior to the court date that an updated ledger would be sent to their attorney and I did not need to appear at court. The landlord stated that the balance needed to be paid via the online portal as the courts will... View More

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Q: What is a trial do novo? How long does a person have to move after a judgement has been set without having a trial?

Person was taken to court for rent and possession of property. Person did not counter claim at the trial and a judgement was given in favor of landlord, person was given advisement that within 10 calendar days that they could do trial do Novo but the filing will not stay execution unless the trial... View More

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Q: Can a new landlord threaten me with eviction, add up the amount of times she charged late fees and hire attorney?

It appears that the new landlord is harassing me while I'm at work today and threatening eviction because I couldn't provide my apartment door key at 2 pm as she demanded. Despite being caught up on rent and having paid utility bills, the landlord threatened eviction, hired an attorney,... View More

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Q: IVE BEEN SERVED LESS THAN 24 HRS NOTICE TO VACATE THE LANDLORD SENT PEOPLE THAT TOOK MY MERCHANDISE

Nov '22 owner connects me with rent to owner from her and i sign a lease for commercial property, aug and sept he asks me to send rent direct to owner . nov i am told by ower that he is out and i need pay her. i ask for paperwork showing he is out and a lease agreement she sends lease but... View More

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jan 2, 2024

You didn't ask a specific question, but it sounds like you need to hire an attorney. In order for your landlord to force you out tomorrow legally, there would need to have been a lawsuit filed, a judgment entered, and action by the sheriff. My guess is that what you received is merely a... View More

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Q: My landlord threw all my in the dumpster after going into my apartment without my permission or notifying me first. and

then changed the locks to the door.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jan 2, 2024

That sounds like unlawful "self help." Call an attorney to assess your options, including suing your landlord.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: What does Defendant waives any statutory stay of execution upon this judgment in an eviction case?

Plaintiffs agree to stay execution as long as defendant pay $2393 by December 15 2023 and commencing January 1 2024 on or before the 1st day of each week/month pay plaintiff the sum of $795.28 until full amount of judgment is satisfied. Including all accruing rental as herein above.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jan 2, 2024

A stay of execution is a hold on enforcement of the judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Civil Litigation for Missouri on
Q: Who would I sue for stolen property property damages and harassment and emotional damage neighbors or landlord
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

The decision of whether to sue your neighbors or your landlord depends on the specific facts of your case. It is advisable to consult with an attorney to determine who is the most likely responsible party and to assess the strength of your potential case.

Considerations When Deciding Whom...
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Q: Can A Landlord be sued for Loss of property? Can a landlord in Missouri be sued for emotional distress ?

Me again, I am wanting to know if a landlord can be sued for loss of property , and or emotional distress. Back story is signed a lease on a condemned property and was not able to get any property , all of it was thrown a way. Obviously this was a sudden thing, and a very traumatizing event that i... View More

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 1, 2023

A landlord may be sued for breach of lease or for a tort claim.

I am confident that if you are willing and able to pay an attorney by the hour, and assuming your situation has merit, you will be able to find an attorney.

You can discuss with that attorney emotional distress...
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Q: How is loss of property(not real estate) calculated in court? Other than receipts what else would be considered
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Nov 21, 2023

The fair market value of property would need to be determined. In large cases, parties use expert witnesses. In small, cases, parties submit evidence of what they paid or what similar property sells for use.

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Q: If a home was condemned after signing the lease can i sue the owner?

I renewed a lease after the home was condemned, but was never notified the home was condemned by the city nor the property owner. The city said I was just "stuck in the middle" and its all the property owner fault because technically with a condemnation they don't have to give... View More

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Nov 17, 2023

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You can likely sue your landlord for breach of the implied warranty of habitability. You will need to decide whether it is worth paying an attorney by the hour to go after your landlord. if your landlord allowed the property to be condemned, he might not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: If given a choice is it better or more beneficial to sue a individual or their LLC.?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Nov 17, 2023

Depends upon on which one you'd be more likely to collect a judgment. If you have a valid legal basis to sue both, that might be your best option. If you are suing for breach of contract, you should sue the party to the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I signed a lease on a condemned property, I had no clue that it was condemned. suing in civil court Is it worth it

Home was condemned in February , I renewed a lease in September. I had no clue or wasn't given any type of notice of the condemnation. Code enforcement officials said that unfortunately i was stuck in the middle ect. My question is am i able to sue him for the time that it was condemned... View More

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 3, 2023

You could sue to recover your actual damages. You could seek the return of all rent paid. On the other hand, you lived there and for some time received some benefit for your money. You could also sue for damages resulting from having to vacate early and perhaps paying more rent in a new place.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant, Municipal Law and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Does law enforcement, or cps or any other government agency allowed to search a condemned home without permission ?

The property is not abandoned, but condemned with property owner knowledge, can be repaired and is being repaired. Police showed up to assist cps with a investigation of wanting to go inside of a home. The owner/tenant said no, the law enforcement and cps respected that and did not go in, then... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In general, law enforcement and government agencies like CPS require a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances to legally enter and search a private residence. However, if a property is condemned, code enforcement officials may have the authority to enter the property for safety inspections.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: code enforcement condemns a home, knowing there are tenants living there with no notice to vacate or prior notice.

If they code enforcement condemns a home for ext violations, knowing there are tenants staying there can they be held liable for anything in the court of law. No notice to vacate, no notice on the premises at anytime saying the place is condemned. Is that not apart of due process? Letters sent to... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

In Missouri, tenants have the right to receive notice before being displaced from a condemned property. If code enforcement condemned a home without providing notice to tenants, there could potentially be a violation of due process rights.

Tenants who are suddenly displaced without proper...
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Q: My landlord keeps telling my employer I’m late on rent without ever having contacted me, what can I do
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answered on Oct 26, 2023

In Missouri, if your landlord is disclosing your rental payment history to your employer without prior contact or notice to you, it raises concerns about privacy and potential violations of landlord-tenant laws. Review your lease agreement for relevant clauses and communicate with your landlord to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: 2 people split the deposit & rent in MO. One person misleads & signs the lease without the other person's knowledge..

I paid more than half of everything. But my partner lied to me and signed it without my knowledge. Is this a crime?

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

If two parties agree to jointly sign a lease and one party signs it without the other's knowledge or consent, this could be seen as a breach of their verbal or written agreement. Whether it's considered a crime largely depends on the specifics of the situation and the agreements made... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Can a disabled senior citizen be evicted because the home failed inspection on section 8?

I am in a home that has failed inspection every year for the same thing. Now they want me out so they can fix it and re-rent it. There is NO foundation under the house. I have lived here since 5/28/20. I have tried to find a place to live but can not due to the $$ for fees. I live on a very SMALL... View More

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

In Missouri, landlords are obligated to provide safe and habitable housing. If a property repeatedly fails Section 8 inspections, it's an indication that the housing may not be safe or suitable for habitation. A tenant's eviction due to the landlord's failure to maintain the property... View More

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