Landlords and Tenants

Monica Cable

Monica Cable

211 E. Newton St. Suite 4 Versailles, MO 65084

General obligations of landlords and tenants

Landlord-tenant disputes are a common occurrence in the renting process, and many can be avoided if both parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

General obligations of tenants

Tenants should:

Landlords should:

Complete Landlord-Tenant Brochure


A landlord may not evict a tenant without a court order. The landlord may begin eviction proceedings if a tenant:

The tenant will receive a notice that an eviction lawsuit has been filed and will have the opportunity to be heard in court before any eviction.


Q - How do I evict a tenant for non-payment of rent?

A – To evict a tenant for non-payment only, you need to submit a Petition for Non-Payment of Rent form with court costs and service fee. (This form is not available at our office; however it may be purchased from many office supply companies and some housing associations.)

Upon filing, you will be given a court date, generally within 15 business days. If the judge rules in your favor, you will be given a judgment of possession. If tenant fails to vacate the property, you can file an execution (service fee required) and the Sheriff's Department will stand-by while the eviction is enforced.