Property Law


HB 35 – Rent/Security deposits.  Increases the rent deposit or security deposit that a landlord may demand from two months’ rent to three months’ rent.

HB 403 – Small claims jurisdiction for ejectment. Allows a landlord to file a claim in a small claims court for the ejectment of a tenant in order to obtain possession of a premises.

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HB 404 – Rent/Security deposits. Changes the laws regarding security deposits of renters.

HB 485 – Notice to tenant of foreclosure. Changes the notice requirement to a tenant in a foreclosure action from 10 business days to 90 days.

HB 486 – Damages in forcible entry action. Allows a prevailing tenant in a forcible entry action to recover all damages caused by the landlord’s exclusion of the tenant from the premises.

HB 590 – Abolishment of adverse possession.  Specifies that the common law doctrine of adverse possession cannot apply in the state of Missouri and repeals certain provisions regarding the statute of limitations for an adverse possession action.

HB 625 / SB 61 – Condemnation commissioners. Requires at least two of three commissioners appointed in condemnation cases in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Jackson County to be real estate brokers or appraisers.

HB 748 – Crime of failure to pay rent. Specifies that a tenant of residential property who intentionally leaves without paying all current and past rent will be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

SB 119 – Conservation easements. Assigns certain characteristics to the treatment of conservation easements under the law.

SB 361 – Notice to tenant of foreclosure, damages for forcible entry and security deposits. Modifies requirements for notifying tenants of foreclosures, authorizes certain damages for forcible entry, and requires certain damages for withholding security deposits.

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