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Written by attorney Ronald Jay Eisenberg

What may Missouri tenants do when a landlord fails to make a necessary repair?

Section 441.234 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, titled, "Tenant may deduct cost of repair of rental premises from rent, when--limitations," explains a tenant's limiited right to deduct the cost of repairs from the rent payment.

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The Office of the Missouri Attorney General has published a useful summary, "Missouri’s Landlord-Tenant Law The Rights & Responsibilities of Landlords & Tenants." https://www.ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/publications/landlord-tenantlaw.pdf?sfvrsn=4

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