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Missouri Notice to Quit Form | Non-Payment of Rent

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Missouri Notice to Quit Form | Non-Payment of Rent

Updated July 18, 2023

A Missouri Notice to Quit (Non-Payment), also known as a Written Demand for Rent, is a document used by landlords to inform a tenant about their failure to pay rent in a timely manner. In accordance with state law, landlords are legally required to give notice about late rent before advancing to court. However, Missouri does not give landlords or tenants a specific timeframe for payment, therefore, landlords may seek an eviction from the court as soon as the demand has been delivered and payment has not been made.

It is recommended that landlords allow the tenant 3 to 5 days to pay rent, which is common in other states. If the tenant refuses to pay, the landlord may then file “a rent and possession lawsuit” in court. In addition, the lease should be consulted in order to ensure it does not contain a grace period before it may be terminated for nonpayment of rent.

LawsV.A.M.S. 535.060