A landlord may not evict a tenant without a court order.

The landlord may begin eviction proceedings if a tenant: 

  1. Damages property
  2. Fails to pay rent
  3. Violates the terms of the lease
  4. Injures the lessor or another tenant
  5. Allows drug-related criminal activity on the premises
  6. Fails to vacate at the end of the lease term
  7. Gambles illegally on the property
  8. Allows a person to reside on the property whom the landlord has previously excluded

The tenant will receive a notice that an eviction lawsuit has been filed and will have the opportunity to be heard in court before any eviction.

Missouri law also allows landlords to remove persons who are not lawfully occupying the property. 

We recommend that you become familiar with Landlord-Tenant law so that you can be prepared for any issues that may arise while renting or leasing.  We offer a pamphlet in our lobby, "Missouri's Landlord-Tenant Law", provided by the Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. 

Eviction Information