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I am very sorry for your situation, Mildred.
Under Missouri Revised Statutes Section 441.630(1)
, the tenant has a duty
"To dispose of all rubbish and garbage in his or her dwelling unit, and other organic waste which might provide food for rodents, in a clean and sanitary manner."
See the statute here
If the tenant does not follow this duty, the landlord may evict
Normally, a letter of demand will do the trick. Someone in your situation may wish to send a letter demanding that they do so, or else. Something akin to the following:Dear ___________,
This correspondence is in regards XXXXX XXXXX on (adrs) by you.
The following issues are currently unacceptable:
1) The presence of a freezer full of bloody water located on the property;
2) Old tires collected on the back lot; and
3) A collection of miscellaneous items collected behind the property.
Please note that these collectively constitute a violation of Missouri Revised Statutes Section 441.630(1), which any tenant must follow.
Demand is hereby made that unless all of these issues are taken care of (the fridge thrown out and the other items are otherwise disposed of or stored properly, I will have no choice but to:
1) Have the local authorities come out to investigate, which may result in a court matter for you; and/or
2) File for eviction.
You have ___ days from the receipt of this letter to take care of these issues until action is taken.
About 95% of the time, a letter like this should do the trick. Again, the above is just a sample. Best of luck.
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