In this case, the parties signed no new lease or extension, and the lease provided expired and hold-over created a month-to-month tenancy. Month-to-month tenancy is subject to termination at the end of the rental month, and after one month’s written notice, by statute. Landlords did not carry their burden of proof: phone calls are not writings, and writings did not give a month’s notice. Circuit court’s order of payment of rents due through trial still stands, but awarding of immediate possession, late fees on rejected payments, and contractual attorney fees does not.
CHRISTINE O’CONNELL and GREG O’CONNELL, Plaintiffs-Respondents v. LEECHIA RAQUEL DEERING, Defendant-Appellant
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD36872
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