We have an extensive agreement we’ve put together. As we are closer to signing and finalizing he mentioned renting the home to another party and not doing repairs until he pays the balloon note. I’m uncomfortable with this notion. Is it legal? Can they be landlord and not live in the dwelling?
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Your questions are fact-specific and depend upon the written terms of the contractyou executed. If this is important enough to you, hire an attorney to review the contract. In general, I landlord certainly does not need to live in the rental premises.
Hello. Around 5 months ago a friend of mine contacted me (he was homeless) and asked me if him and his GF could come stay with me for a few weeks at my house I own. I said sure. They have now been here 5 months, refuse to get a job, have never paid any money in rent and do not have any kind of a... Read more »
answered on Jan 4, 2023
It is civil jurisdiction only. Hire a MO attorney for this problem eviction action for possession. It may require physical removal by LEO's later. Do not get in a fight or they will have leverage on you. Do not do this yourself.
However the judge did order that the first heir have custody of administration over the estate in probate.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
An heir will be a tenant in common with the other heir owners. Each tenant in common has an undivided interest, and a right to possession. Eviction is not an option, but partition suit is. The land probably does not go through the Estate.
answered on Dec 31, 2022
Serve them each with a notice to vacate and if they don’t leave have an attorney file an unlawful detainer case.
AC didn’t work over the summer, told them 5 times and they never did anything. Our dishwasher is broken, have told them 6 times and nothing has been done. Our neighbor is breaking the rules every day (loud and boisterous noise is absolutely prohibited), we hear them screaming and yelling every... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2022
It doesn’t really matter if an attorney thinks you have grounds to “break” your lease. Ideally, you and your landlord can reach a written agreement to terminate the lease. Suing for a declaratory judgment is an option but your case won’t end in January. Consider hiring an attorney to... Read more »
I’ve had seizures and my wife is losing her hair
answered on Dec 9, 2022
A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. You could look into trying to set up a free initial consult with an injury firm that handles mold cases. Keep in mind that these can be difficult cases, depending on... Read more »
The lady that assaulted her was arrested. I more want to know what legal action we can take against our landlord if he doesn't evict her.
answered on Aug 17, 2022
Your girlfriend can make a police report. She can also contact property management. And if your girlfriend has the financial means to hire and attorney and if she suffered significant injury (I hope not) and if the assualter has money, your girlfriend could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit.
If tenant moves out early and buys out remaining lease from 6/1/22 (move out date) through 7/15/22 (lease term expiration date), and landlord rents the house to another tenant beginning 6/15/22, shouldn't the original tenant be entitled to a refund of rents paid from 6/15/22 through 7/15/22?
answered on Aug 17, 2022
Probably not, but the lease terms control. In general, absent a buy-out clause, a tenant who vacates early is responsible for all rent remaining on the lease. If the landlord subsequently rents the premises, the tenant should likely get credit. That's different from a buy-out clause.
Me and my family have been exposed to white black and green mold within our walls. We all have been experiencing different health problems that are consistent with mold exposure. We found out that old mold had been sitting and spreading through our walls before we signed a lease. We found out about... Read more »
answered on Aug 12, 2022
A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. Your best option for a meaningful answer to your question would be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm. That's because attorneys would likely... Read more »
700 sq ft Apartment in Jefferson County, we have the AC running 24/7 and it is still over 80 degrees inside, and we pay almost $300 for electric. Seems absurd, maintenance has looked at ac twice and says its fine, it does pump out cold air but mainly sits in the cavity in the ceiling. Wondering if... Read more »
answered on Aug 2, 2022
That's awfully hot and very hight for the electric bill. The lease probably makes you responsible for the bill.
If you just move out you'll probably get sued and it will show up on Casenet regardless of the outcome. A better option, if you can afford it, is to hire an attorney to... Read more »
Unit was left in good condition, and was rented out immediately after we vacated. There are no damages and nothing beyond normal wear and tear. Photos verify this. My understanding is that based on the lack of ability to be present at inspection, we are entitled twice the amount. Is this accurate?
answered on Jun 6, 2022
You are entitled to sue for a breach of the security deposit statute. If you win, the court has discretion to award you up to twice the amount wrongfully withheld.
Hi, I live in a single family home, in Missouri, which is public housing. I was prescribed by a psychologist an assistance animal to help with my severe generalized anxiety and depression. I went to speak with my landlord and they gave me a thick sheet of “rules” i have to follow such as;... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2022
This is not legal per the Fair Housing Act as a blanket set of rules. Reasonable restrictions can be requested by the landlord if your particular emotional support animal(s) would somehow interfere with the living situation of other residents/ the character of neighborhood (for example your... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2022
You didn’t ask a legal question. If you are sued and served and don’t show up at court or hire an attorney then a default judgment will be entered.
Your landlord bears the burden of proof.
Being evicted due to nonpayment of rent because landlord refuses to make the repairs after I had called him, text him and sent him pictures.
Some of the things that I had mentioned to him was the fact that the wall heater only heats one room or the fact that there is no insulation in the... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2022
You described your situation but didn’t ask a legal question. If you were served, be sure to show up at court or hire an attorney if you can afford one. Missouri has a statute covering tenant repairs if a landlord won’t make the repairs but the statute is a weak one.
answered on Apr 22, 2022
In general, there is no special privacy rights in a landlord-tenant relationship under Missouri law.
answered on Mar 13, 2022
I’m not sure what you mean about your landlord not entering evidence. So long as you are within the statute of limitations you may sue. Whether is makes sense to sue is the better question and will depend on many factors. Those factors include the merits of the potential case, whether you are... Read more »
So I talked to my property manager and they said that I’m responsible for paying next months rent since I have to give them a 30 day notice and that they also have to send it in to their corporate approval. I was also told that I’m responsible for the rent because they have “sent someone to... Read more »
answered on Mar 9, 2022
An attorney would need to read your lease in order to give sound advice. An attorney could try to negotiate a mutual termination of your lease so that no lawsuit against you gets filed. If you simply decide that your landlord breached the lease and you vacate, you will likely get sued.
answered on Feb 8, 2022
I suggest you have an attorney review your lease and then come up with a strategy to deal with the unfortunate situation. I do not believe that any cautious attorney, especially not knowing all of the facts and not having reviewed the lease, is going to tell you to ignore the situation for years.
My brother has not been evicted, not even served notice to quit from landlord. After getting sick last year at this time he left the hospital to go to a nursing home to heal, with intent to go home. The house and property were sold while he was in the nursing home. Now there was a verbal agreement... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2022
If it were a rent and possession suit then you would need to request a trial de novo as opposed to filing a notice of appeal. There's a short time to seek a trial de novo.
The oral agreement to let you live there for a lifetime is subject to the "statute of frauds" and,... Read more »
typo, it ended 12/26/21 and i emailed on 12/23/21. landlord is accusing me of not giving a notice and trying to charge me for the month of FEB although we will be moved out by then. they have been horrible not answering maitnence requests and even leaving us with no A/C in 80-90 degree heat for two... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2022
An attorney would need to review your lease. It’s unclear whether remained there on January 27 and you paid rent for the next month. If you stayed and paid and the landlord accepted the rent then you might be on a month-to-month tenancy. Any lawsuit that you file probably won’t get an... Read more »
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