In Missouri, If I sign a ”one year” rental agreement that only states that if I give a thirty day notice, which I did, I would loose my deposit. HOwever, the leaser is claiming that I must pay rent regardless until she re-rents the apartment. Is that legal, if the contract does not say it? The leaser claims that I signed a one year contract and no matter what the contract reads, I am obligated to fullfil the contact until she re-rents it.
Rental agreement In Missouri, If I sign a ”one year” rental agreement that…
Re: Rental agreement
The contract controls. If the contract states you lose your deposit, then you lose your deposit.
However, keep in mind that you may be reading the agreement in one way, while a lawyer might read it another. To be certain, you need to get the contract to a lawyer and solicit an opinion about this. Without reading the contract, no lawyer is going to want to say definitively what your rights and responsibilities are.
Bartimus, Frickleton Robertson & Gorny, PC
715 Swifts Highway
Jefferson City, MO 65109