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The Missouri lease agreements are used to legally bind two (2) parties (a lessor and lessee) for a period of time which usually amounts to one (1) year depending on the type of arrangement. A landlord may ask to review the applicant’s background with the rental application before even considering a discussion of a lease. This background review process ensures the landlord that the individual is financially capable of renting the desired property. After the landlord has approved the applicant, a security deposit should be collected before executing a rental contract to finalize the agreement.

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Missouri Lease Agreements

The Missouri notice to quit is an eviction letter that can be applied to any tenant who is behind on their rent. The landlord is allowed to serve this notice and demand payment from the tenant immediately following the rental due date. Typically, the landlord will ask for three (3) to five (5) days for the tenant to pay or vacate the premises. If the tenant does not comply with the payment notice, the landlord may terminate the tenant’s lease…

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The Missouri rental application may be used by any commercial or residential landlord to properly screen potential tenants before authorizing a rental contract. The landlord is obligated to get the applicant’s signature on the bottom of the form in order to perform any type of credit check, and they must also obtain consent from the tenant to request personal information on their behalf. Once the applicant is approved, the landlord will prepare the lease agreement and request the security deposit…

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The Missouri standard residential lease agreement permits a landlord to sign a tenant to a fixed contract that binds both parties and allows the lessee to occupy a living space in exchange for monthly rent. It is recommended that the tenant be screened through a rental application by the landlord/property manager in order to protect the lessor from a potential eviction or missing rent payments. Both the landlord and tenant are encouraged to review the Attorney General’s Landlord-Tenant Guide to better…

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The Missouri month-to-month lease agreement is a contract for tenants seeking a rental arrangement that renews every month upon payment to the landlord. As with other rental agreements in the State, the landlord must follow the residential landlord and tenant laws and is advised to take all necessary precautions before selecting an applicant and signing a month-to-month agreement (see the Landlord-Tenant Laws handbook provided by the Attorney General). To verify the applicant’s credentials, the rental application should be issued to…

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The Missouri commercial lease agreement is used by business owners seeking to rent space which is considered retail, office, or industrial space. Depending on the way the contract is structured (gross/modified-gross/triple net (NNN)), the tenant may have to share the costs of the property with the landlord such as insurance, utilities, common area maintenance (CAM), and taxes. All commercial landlords are advised to check the tenant’s credit with the rental application and verify the entity status (if any) with the…

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The Missouri sublease agreement may be structured to fit the needs of a tenant who is under contract for a residential dwelling and wishes to sublet either the entire space of a portion thereof to another individual; if a portion of the space is being rented, the contract should be set up as a roommate agreement. The original tenant, the “sublessor,” will be fully responsible for the actions of the sub-tenant, or “sublessee,” when it comes to rent payment, repairs,…

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STATE DISCLOSURES

Lead-Based Paint – To be provided to any lessee when the rented property was built before 1978. This disclosure will inform the tenant of the possible existence of hazardous paint contained on the premises.

The Landlord-Tenant Law handbook should be referenced if either the landlord or tenant seeks further information on rental laws in the State.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum Amount (§ 535.300) – Two (2) months' rent is the most a landlord may charge at the beginning of the lease term.

Returning the Security Deposit (§ 535.300(3)) – Within thirty (30) days of vacating the property, the landlord must return all funds back to the tenant.

LANDLORD'S ACCESS/ENTRY

There is no statute that states that the landlord has to give the tenant notice prior to entering the property.

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