Generally not, but there are exceptions. Read your lease. Also pay attention to whether the back of the check contains an endoresement indicating that you are accepting the security deposit as payment in full.
My sister is listed on the lease as an occupant. The lease expired and I have moved out. My sister did not sign a new lease. She does not pay rent, but has not moved out. Will I be responsible for rent until she decides to get out? If she has to be evicted, will I have to pay for costs associated... Read more »
An attorney would need to review the lease, but most likely and, unfortunately, "yes," "yes," and "yes." It is not your landlord's fault that you allowed a relative to be an occupant and she is still there without you.
535.300. Security deposits, limitation — holding of security deposits, requirements — return of deposit or notice of damages, when — withholding deposit, when — tenant's right to damages — security deposit defined. — 1. A landlord may not demand or receive...Read more »
You probably need to move out. Whether it makes sense to sue your landlord will depend upon multiple factors, such as the lease's terms, your financial situation, and your landlord's ability to satisfy any court judgment that you might obtain.
This event happened Fri., June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. I suffered a concussion with a large subdural hematoma. No fractures, but the fall injured my back, sacral area, neck and shoulders. A level 3, or mid to severe concussion, can take time months to heal. I have a continual headache, including... Read more »
I'm sorry for your accident and the injuries you suffered. This is really something that a Missouri attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you reached out to attorneys in the Springfield area, most would probably offer free initial consults on such matters....Read more »
There’s no way someone can tell you whom the court will believe. What I can tell you is that contracts for deed generally go badly for tenants. You should hire an attorney if you can afford one. If you proceed pro se you’ll likely lose, especially if your landlord is represented by counsel.
In missouri, we moved out and had a charge through our online resident portal within 30 days. There was no itemized list. After those 30 days, we received an itemized list of charges thru an email. Do we have to pay the amount even though we did not receive the itemized list until after the 30 day... Read more »
I am on social security and only make 401 a month! It has only been raised $6 in the last two years! We are HUD housing and the complex manager says its them making the raises not her. The raises seem to come whenever we get a stimulus check!! With so little income can they keep raising my rent... Read more »
As well as get out of my lease early if needed. I've been the only tentant apporched about smoking on my back porch outside. There was no other tentants told about smoking outside only inside the apartments. Which didn't start happening until My rent wasn't paid that month. Which was... Read more »
Anyone can sue anyone for anything, but it there has been a breach of your written lease, the proper defendant would be the lessor, not the property management company. Harrassment on account of smoking or a dislike of a tenant is not a cognizable cause of action in Missouri. If you were being...Read more »
You've not provided any facts so there's no way to determine whether you are entitled to a return of your security deposit. If you are looking to terminate your lease before the agreed-up term expires, then it is unrealistic to believe that your landlord will simple agree to a mutual...Read more »
illeagal eviction papers from my landlord impersonating the courts sent in my email stating i have a court date on feb 14 at 12 pm on a sunday due to me making a work order from floor caving in ive had false accusations of having a industrial kitchen which is one reason among others the house is... Read more »
It’s not clear what you wish to hire an attorney to do for you. If no lawsuit has been filed against you then there’s no lawsuit to defend. You can check Casenet for the status of Missouri state court cases.
I left early, but paid for all of January, notified them at the beginning of January. They listed the property and said that if it was filled before the lease was up, I would get the deposit. They filled it and the new tennant is moving in Feb. 1. Thehy are now saying that they are... Read more »
You didn’t ask a question. If you believe your landlord violated the security deposit statute you may sue in small claims court. Before doing so, make sure your lease doesn’t obligate you to pay your landlord’s attorney’s fees if you lose.
Obviously, I do not know all of the facts. If a judgment was entered against you and the sheriff came to give you notice to vacate before carrying out the judgment but returning possession to the landlord then it's "legal." It takes a lawsuit, service or posting of the summons,...Read more »
I've lived in my apartment home for 8yrs an I want to stay in my home all landlord tells me is it's so he can remodel my apartment he won't renew lease an I can't come back to my home after he remodels it. Help I don't want to move out of my home
After a tenant moves out, the landlord does not have a duty to store the tenant’s property. Landlord has to make the property available to the tenant for a “reasonable “ amount of time (maybe a few days), then the property is treated as abandoned by the tenant and can be disposed of.
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