We represent Landlords and Tenants regarding lease issues. In Missouri, if there is a breach of a lease, the landlord must file an action for possession of the leased premises and for any rent that is owed by the tenant. After the landlord obtains a judgment he may ask for a writ of eviction to be issued directing the Sheriff to assist in the removal of the tenant's property. In general, there is no self help remedy and tenants may not be locked out of their dwelling without legal proceedings.
To speak with Todd Griffee about any Landlord/Tenant issues, call us at (816) 232-8001.