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...View More
In Missouri, if you've received a summons for past rent and have the means to settle the balance, it's advisable to take swift action to avoid potential eviction. Initiate communication with your landlord to discuss your intention to make the payment and resolve the matter. If possible,...View More
My landlord was a drug investigator and he did his own investigation allegedly conducting three trash pulls to obtain a bogus warrant to search my home and evict me. He then refused to return the rent I had paid ahead of time or my deposit. I left in December and was paid until February and I had a... View More
If you were sued and served with the summons and petition or it was posted, then you would have had an opportunity to show up at court and argue that you didn’t breach the lease. From your post, it’s not clear what happened. If you lost the case and the judgment is final then I don’t know...View More
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... View More
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.
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.
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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
If the tenant that assaulted your girlfriend had a history of violence, then you may possibly have a case against the apartment complex for failure to do a proper background check. You should retain counsel on contingency fee in California for representation and to investigate the tenants...View More
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?
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... View More
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...View 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... View More
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;... View More
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...View More
I have 3 lizards in my townhome. All are in aquarium tanks and do not go out of them. I informed the landlord of the first one prior to moving in and she said over the phone "As long as it is not a cat or dog and is in a tank, you do not need to fill out a pet form." She even came by and... View More
Last summer, I was homeless. I started working for a guy that started renting a house to me. I worked 7 days a week nearly 14 hours a day. I took a day off and let him know beforehand. He would call asking where I was and I would remind him I was taking a day off. He would then start calling me... View More
If you have a written lease that states it terminates on May 22 then it doesn’t make sense that the landlord would believe it is entitled to a full month’s rent. I haven’t seen your lease. It controls.
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?
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.
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?
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