When the rent is not paid or you need an eviction we can help.

How we can help:

  • If you are a business, such as an LLC or corporation, Missouri law requires that the business be represented by an attorney for landlord-tenant proceedings.
  • When the rent is not paid or you need an eviction we work hard to recover your premises and the monies you are owed
  • We navigate the rules and statutes and file the necessary legal documents to produce the best results for you.
  • We have vast experience appearing and trying cases before Associate Circuit Judges on these and many other types of collection matters.
  • Our collection experience means that we are particularly equipped to follow-up collecting money judgments.


The cases we typically win are:

  • Rent and Possession (per chapter 535 R.S.Mo.), for when you need to evict the tenant for lack of payment, and collect unpaid rent and damages.
  • Unlawful Detainer (per chapter 534 R.S.MO), for when a lease has expired, or the tenant is in breach of the lease even if the rent is fully paid, or the tenant is damaging the premises.
  • Expedited Evictions (per section 441.710 – 441.880 R.S.Mo), for when there is an “emergency situation,” generally drug-related criminal activity or imminent danger of massive property damage.
  • We are also skilled in drafting and reviewing lease agreements and contracts, explaining the law as to security deposits and eviction notices, offering advice about problem tenants, and general rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants.


What’s it going to cost you?

  • What will it cost you if you don’t start NOW? We don’t wait! These cases earn our highest priority.
  • From intake through judgment, we offer reasonable hourly or flat rates.
  • We pride ourselves in reasonable fees for clients who are suffering from non-paying renters.
  • Our flat rates include the services for which most firms charge extra, and only in the unusual event of a more complex matter would additional fees be discussed.


The 3 Main Steps of the Eviction Process.

We know you need premises back!  We also work to recover monies you are owed.

Step 1: Immediate Review of Your Account

We do an immediate review of the information you provide and make sure we have the necessary documentation to proceed with your case.

We identify ALL the individuals who should be listed in the lawsuit, and ensure the accuracy of amounts owed, including rents, late charges, and attorney’s fees.


Step 2: We file your lawsuit.

We expedite your lawsuit to get the earliest possible court date. We use experienced process servers to make sure the defendants get notified right away.

We appear on your behalf on the first court date and seek a judgment in your favor.

If the tenant(s) appear(s) at that first court date, we usually work out an arrangement for rents and possessions approved by our client. If we cannot get it resolved, we set the case for trial to aggressively work to secure judgment and eviction.


Step 3: Eviction and Collection.

If the tenants have not voluntarily moved after judgment, we immediately file the necessary eviction papers with the Sheriff for eviction.

In addition, if the defendants owe unpaid monies, we will use our vast experience and knowledge of collections to obtain your money.



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Q: How long does the court process take?

A: It is best to get started as soon as possible, so we immediately file the lawsuit for you. The Court then assigns a date for the tenants to appear. If they don’t, and the Sheriff execution goes smoothly, the entire process can be completed in 4-6 weeks.

Q: What if the tenants move out during the court process?

A: Unless you wanted them to stay, that saves the time and cost of serving the court papers and allows you to start renting the property to a paying tenant immediately. We can still pursue the prior tenant for any unpaid rent money.

Q: What Missouri counties do you practice in?

A: We primarily appear in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Charles County on behalf of landlords, however, we can and do make arrangements to handle other Missouri counties.

Q: Can you represent me if the property is not in Missouri?

A: Because the lawsuit process requires a personal appearance, and time is of the essence, we are not taking cases outside the State of Missouri.

Q: How many cases can you handle at one time?

A: We have a proven system for taking creditor cases through the entire process to recover your money. Using this system, we can effectively handle literally thousands of cases simultaneously…because we already do!

Q: What’s the quickest way to get new tenants?

A: Hire us to file a lawsuit the day after rent goes unpaid if you want to get the process started immediately.

Q: What happens if the tenants try to pay rent?

A: If you are suing to to terminate a lease (rent & possession), you can accept the rent and then contact us for further direction. If the lawsuit is after a lease has already expired ( unlawful detainer, do NOT accept the money but instead contact us immediately.

Q: What if the tenants have made a false complaint about the property?

A: This is a very good question and there are many variables to consider. Since there is no easy answer, it is best to contact us to set up an appointment discuss how we can handle the situation.

Q: Can you help me find previous tenants who still owe rent?

A: Yes, we employ a variety of investigative methods and services for our clients using our vast experience and knowledge of collections.

Q: Can you help me with my lease agreement?

A: Yes, we use our legal knowledge and practical experience to save you money. We know what works in Court and can help you maximize the effectiveness of your lease.

Q: What if my tenants are not behind on rent, but I still want them out?

A: We can set up and appointment and discuss the options with you. Depending on the facts, we may be able to pursue getting you back the premises.

Q: If the lease has expired, can I force the tenants to leave?

A: Yes, you have the right to evict them. We make sure you follow the proper procedures so eviction is not delayed.

Q: What can I do about tenants that aren’t on the lease?

A: This situation may be cause for termination of the lease, so we can help you with eviction or another workable solution.


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