Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Missouri?

This question is about Missouri Landlord Tenant Rights

Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Missouri?

Yes, a Missouri tenant may be allowed to change their own locks. This is because the state’s current landlord-tenant code does not outright forbid such a repair from being performed. However, doing so may be considered a breach of the state’s extremely limited justifications for performing a “repair and deduct,” which may cause the tenant in question to become liable to pay for damages incurred by their landlord.

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