Rent & Possession Actions
Missouri law allows for an expedited process to remove a tenant who has not paid rent in a timely manner. This is known as a rent and possession action under Missouri law. The exclusive jurisdiction of a rent and possession action is with the Associate Circuit Courts of the State of Missouri. Whether you have one rental property or hundreds of rental properties, at O’Reilly & Preston, LLC, we are well equipped to handle your rent and possession action at a very cost competitive rate. We work with and understand property management. We work with property management companies and owners on a daily basis assisting them with rent and possession actions throughout Greene, Webster, Polk, Christian, and other counties in Southwest Missouri. If you have a question about the rent and possession process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We represent only property owners and property managers in these actions.
Unlawful Detainer Actions
Missouri law recognizes a cause of action for unlawful detainer. Unlawful detainer is different than a rent and possession action. Though the differences are technical, an unlawful detainer action allows you to remove a tenant who is improperly staying on the property after their lease term is expired. Unlawful detainer actions are expedited under Missouri law, and at O’Reilly & Preston, LLC, we have substantial experience with unlawful detainer actions. If you have a question concerning a holdover tenant, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tenants, like anybody else, can be good or bad. Sometimes bad tenants damage your property. When your property has been damaged beyond normal wear and tear, you may have a cause of action under Missouri law against your tenant. If your property has been damaged by a tenant, whether they are still there or they have moved out, you may have a damage claim under Missouri law. If you would like to discuss your rights concerning damage claims, please don’t hesitate to contact us.