Missouri rental/lease agreements

 In Missouri, a Missouri rental and lease agreement template is used to establish a contract between a rent-paying lessee and the lessor for the use of a residential or commercial property. Usually, the landlord will verify an applicant's income and employment using a rental application form and also ascertain background information before granting a lease. After both parties sign the contract, it becomes enforceable in a court of law. The prospective lessee must pay the first month’s rent and a security deposit if required by the landlord. 

Missouri rental/lease agreement templates

Missouri rental/lease agreements

Rental Application – Used by the lessor for obtaining the lessee’s personal, financial and work-related details and comes with a small fee for the prospective tenant.

Applicable regulations

The 6  basic types of  lease agreements

Commercial Rental Lease Agreement – A real estate agreement for the letting of business-related spaces, such as offices, industries, etc. It’s a more complex agreement that adds a much larger burden to the tenant than a residential lease. 

Monthly Rental lease Agreement – Rent is payable monthly and should be drafted under Section 441.060 and both parties are required to provide at least one month’s prior notice to cancel the contract whenever.

Rent-to-Own Rental Agreement – A tenancy contract that allows the purchase of leased premises by the occupant.

Roommate Lease Agreement – A contract for two or more people sharing a residence. It details their responsibilities to themselves and the landlord as well as how they should conduct themselves while living on the premise.

Standard Rental Lease Agreement  – A common rental arrangement with a start and end date with tenancy usually lasting for one year. OF course, it can be longer but this is the agreement that most residential leases are made with. 

Sublease Rental Contract – This contract allows the lessee to sublet their space to another individual who will be responsible for the remaining term under this contract.  It also comes in two options; a commercial sublease and a residential sublease.

One disclosure requirements

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – All landlords are required by federal law to inform their tenants, if the dwelling was built before 1978, of the presence of lead-based paint inside the property.

Money deposited as security

Maximum (Section 535.300) –  A maximum of two months' rent may be required.

Returning (Section 535.300) –  All funds must be sent back to the lessee within thirty (30) days of termination of tenancy.

Due date for rent payment

No set date, hence rent due date is agreed upon by the landlord and tenant.

Maximum payable fees

The lateness of Rent – There is no set maximum in terms of late rent fee, but it is required to be stated in the rental contract and should be reasonable.

Funds Insufficiency – There are currently no laws regarding Not-Sufficient Funds, but if the lessor demands any, it should be outlined in the rental contract and must be reasonable.

Access to property

Currently, there are no laws that require the lessor to notify the occupant before entering the premises. With that being said, lessors should provide at least 24 hours' notice before they seek to access the premises that have occupants.

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