2019 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVI - Statutory Actions and Torts
Chapter 535 - Landlord-Tenant Actions
Section 535.120 Action brought, when.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 535.120 (2019)

Effective 28 Aug 2009

535.120. Action brought, when. — Whenever one month's rent or more is in arrear from a tenant, the landlord, if he has a subsisting right by law to reenter for the nonpayment of such rent, may bring an action to recover the possession of the demised premises.


(RSMo 1939 § 2979, A.L. 2009 H.B. 481)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 2592; 1919 § 6886; 1909 § 7889

(1967) This section applied where month-to-month tenants were six consecutive months in arrears in payment of rent as six months' rent is "a half year's rent", although the period may not total exactly one-half year in number of days. B-W Acceptance Corporation v. Benack (A.), 423 S.W.2d 215.

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