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A Missouri residential lease agreement is the standard one (1) year template that brings together a landlord and tenant to occupy livable space for monthly rent. Negotiations usually begin on the terms after the landlord performs a check on the potential tenant’s credit through an application.

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Standard Residential Lease Agreement

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Missouri Assoc. of Realtors Lease Agreement

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St. Louis Assoc. of Realtors Lease Agreement

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Main Negotiation Items

  • Monthly rental amount;
  • Which utilities will be paid by whom (i.e., electricity, heat, water, etc.); and
  • Security deposit.

Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – Security deposits may be set at up to an amount that is no greater than two (2) months of rent (§ 535.300).

Returning – The security deposit must be returned to the tenant within thirty (30) days from their rental agreement’s termination date (§ 535.300).

Required Disclosures

Property Manager Information – The landlord is required to give their tenants the name and address of their property manager, as well as the address to where notices should be sent (§ 535.185).

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law mandates landlords to inform potential tenants of any property erected before 1978 of the probable presence of lead paint on the premises.

Rent Grace Period

There are no statutes regarding rent grace periods for tenants in Missouri. However, landlords can include grace periods in their rental agreements, along with applicable late fees.

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