Property Law

HB 32 – Method of property assessment. Requires the State Tax Commission to use the local assessor’s property assessment method when the commission’s assessment is in conflict with the local assessor’s assessment.

HB 146 – Sex offender real estate purchases. Requires a registered sex offender purchasing real estate to disclose that status to his or her buyer’s agent and the agent to disclose the buyer’s status to the seller and specified neigh­boring residents.

HB 273 – Consolidation of title and possession actions. Requires the consolidation of specified civil court actions filed pertaining to the title of property in forcible entry and unlawful detainer cases. Specifically, requires a court to consolidate, upon timely motion by one of the parties, civil actions by one or more of the same plaintiffs against one or more of the same defendants regarding a common question of law pertaining to the title and possession of the premises at issue.

HB 302 / SB 189 – Failure to vacate leased premises. Creates the crime of the failure to vacate leased premises in a rent and possession case. Once a landlord recovers possession of premises rented or leased through an evic­tion, and after 10 days from the date of the judgment, the judgment is not set aside or an application for trial de novo has not been filed, if a tenant willfully refuses to vacate and surrender possession of the premises to the landlord or the landlord’s agent, the tenant is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. In scope. Oppose.

HB 749 – Landlord-tenant actions. Changes the laws regarding landlord-tenant actions. In addition to other provisions, this legislation allows a landlord to contact animal control to have an unauthorized pet removed from the tenant’s property or may terminate a lease agreement; shortens the time for setting of a court date in an unlawful detainer action from 21 days from the date the summons is issued to 14 days from the date the summons was issued; states that if a tenant does not appear at the hearing and has judgment rendered against him or her, his or her right to appeal is forfeited and the landlord shall be entitled to claim immediate possession of the property.

SB 151 – Notice to tenant of foreclosure. Changes the notice requirement to a tenant in a foreclosure action from ten days to ninety days.

SB 336 / SB 425 – Alternatives to nonjudicial foreclosure. Allows debtors facing nonjudicial foreclosure to choose mediation or judicial foreclosure as alternatives.

SB 442 – Assignment of property tax liens. Allows a prop­erty owner to authorize a collector to assign a property tax lien to a third party.


Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

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