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If you are a residential property owner, you should consider making Missouri Lease Agreements to protect yourself when offering your property for rent. Signing this contract can help both parties to... Read more

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Making a Missouri Lease Agreement

  • What is a Missouri Lease Agreement?

    If you are a residential property owner, you should consider making Missouri Lease Agreements to protect yourself when offering your property for rent. Signing this contract can help both parties to avoid disputes in the future. When ready, you can click on the button that says "Make document" to take a closer look at the Missouri Rental Contract sample and see what information you'll need to personalize your lease. Suited for every residential property type, this rental agreement for Missouri can be used by any property owner in Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, and every other city or town in the Show Me State.

  • Will my Missouri Lease Contract be legally binding?

    As with any other contract, Missouri Lease Contracts are not legally binding until they are signed. When using Rocket Lawyer, you are not just filling out a Missouri Lease Agreement template or fillable PDF; you are making a fully customizable, digital document. If you ever need help from an attorney in the event of missed payments or another issue, your Rocket Lawyer membership offers optional access to Document Defense® for added protection.

  • Do I always need to write a Missouri Rental Agreement?

    Even if you are renting out your property as a favor, it is important to capture in writing the details of any commitments to those renting from you. You may opt to make a Missouri Lease Agreement because, when made accurately, it yields this list of helpful benefits:

    • All parties understand the scope of their responsibilities
    • Rent-related information is clearly defined
    • The length of the rental period is agreed upon

    Without a Missouri Lease Contract, you and the tenant might suffer one or more of these unwanted outcomes: unsuspected damage to the property and associated fees, challenges collecting rent, and, unfortunately, almost no recourse when something goes wrong.

  • What should a Lease Agreement template for Missouri contain?

    In order to complete your Missouri Lease Agreement online, you will need to prepare the following information in advance:

    • The address and description of your property
    • The renter's contact information
    • How much the rent is and when payment is due
    • What type of utilities or amenities are included
    • What the duration of the rental will be

    As expected, your agreement will also contain rules around animals, smoking, invited guests, past due payments, and early move-out. During the process of building your rental contract, you'll also have the ability to add details about maintenance procedures, furnishings, and insurance requirements. Further personalized editing is allowed, if necessary.

  • What might I typically pay to get a Missouri Lease Contract created by an attorney?

    The fees associated with finding and hiring the average law firm could range anywhere between hundreds of dollars per hour and thousands, depending on the complexity of your situation. When you use Rocket Lawyer, your free Missouri Lease Agreements will be customized for you and your specific needs. Simply tap or click on the "Make document" button above to begin the process. You may always request that an On Call attorney read it over prior to signing it.

  • Am I required to do anything else once I draft my Missouri Residential Lease Agreement?

    When you are finished creating this contract with the help of Rocket Lawyer, you can view it anytime and anywhere. You should feel free to engage with the contract in all of the following ways: making edits, printing it out, getting signatures using RocketSign®, and downloading it. Attached alongside each Missouri Lease Agreement, there will be a set of tips on what to do next. The tenant should always get a copy of your fully executed agreement. Also, feel free to check out more landlord-tenant documents in our library.

  • How do Missouri rental laws impact my lease?

    Laws can change over time. If you have any questions or hesitations in connection to Missouri rental laws, you can ask an attorney. Seeking out a lawyer to check documents may be relatively time-consuming. Sometimes a lawyer will not even agree to review documents that they did not draft. If an attorney does decide to offer feedback, they would still demand their standard rate for doing it. A more cost-effective option is through the On Call network of attorneys. When you sign up for a Premium membership, you can have your documents examined by an On Call attorney with real estate experience. Whether you need to produce additional Missouri Lease Agreements or other legal documents, Rocket Lawyer will be here for you.

    Missouri Lease Agreement Laws: Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 441.005 to 441.880; §§ 535.010 to 535.300

  • Is Missouri a landlord-friendly state?

    The answer could depend on your specific needs; but, regardless of where you are, there are a few items that you might want to contemplate as you decide whether or not investing in rental property is right for you. These may include the following: limitations on security deposit amounts, the breadth of tenants' rights, mandated disclosures, how difficult an eviction might be, and, of course, the amount of property taxes. This being said, as Missouri is the home of schools like Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and the University of Missouri as well as popular attractions like the Gateway Arch, Silver Dollar City, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, there shouldn't be any shortage of potential tenants if your rental property is close to them.

Last reviewed or updated 04/22/2022

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