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Columbia, Missouri Landlord Tenant Act

November 24, 2020, 5:46 pm

Landlord-tenant disputes are quite common in Missouri. However, these conflicts can easily be avoided if both parties understand the basics of the state's tenancy laws.

Whether you are a tenant looking to find out your rights or responsibilities, or a property owner seeking to learn the statewide...

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Owning a rental property can generate a sizeable income over the years. You may increase your rent periodically to pay for improvements and rising maintenance costs.

Some years, however, when the market is in a downturn, you still might want to increase your income without resorting to rental incr...

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Breaking a Missouri Rental Contract

October 13, 2020, 6:11 pm

A lease or a rental agreement is a legally binding contractual agreement. It binds both parties to the terms of the lease agreement for a certain period of time. These agreements may run month-month or for a longer period of time, such as 6 months or one year.

However, you may run into a case whe...

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A Missouri landlord is likely to require a security deposit from their tenant prior to or upon move-in. They require this deposit for the following reasons:

  • To help cover any utility bills that a tenant does not pay before they move out. When a tenant signs a lease, most, if not all, of the utili...

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A Guide to the Eviction Process in Missouri

September 25, 2020, 8:10 pm

A Missouri landlord can evict a tenant for a few legal reasons. These include lease violations, nonpayment of rent, and excessive property damage. When they’ve made the decision to evict their tenant, a landlord should follow the correct legal procedure so that you don’t make any costly mistakes.

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