Missouri Notice to Quit Form | Non-Payment of Rent

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The 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 when due. In the State of Missouri, landlords are not legally required to give notice about late rent unless there is a stated demand. Landlords should, however, follow suit like the rest of the states and give notice, being it is professional and can save the landlord legal dues and loss of rent.

If the landlord serves the tenant with a written document demanding rent, the landlord should give the tenant 3 to 5 days, like most States, in order to pay rent before being evicted. The landlord must give at least 1 full day for the tenant to pay late rent. If the tenant fails to pay rent on the day demanded, the landlord may then file “a rent and possession lawsuit”.

Laws§ 535.060

How to Write

Complete the Demand for Payment form by entering information in the required blank fields which are highlighted in blue if completing via computer and sign.

Step 1 – Enter the County in which the tenant’s residence resides.

Step 2 – State the tenant’s name and address. Must write any and all tenants stated on the lease agreement.

Step 3 – The first paragraph is asking for the amount owed by the tenant and the address where the tenant is late on rent.

Step 4 – State the number of days you, the landlord, are willing to give the tenant in order to pay rent and specify the date.

Step 5 – Landlord must give their name, phone number and contact address on the last 4 blank lines before the Certificate of Service

Step 6 – The landlord must be able to show proof in the future that delivery of the Demand for Rent was successfully served, therefore complete the Certificate of Service after delivery has been made.


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