If your tenant hasn't paid rent or you must make repairs to the property, you may want to use a termination letter to start the process. It's crucial to know what to include and how Missouri treats them. Let's learn more!

Lease Termination Letter

The notice to vacate is a required document when ending a month-to-month rental agreement. Missouri requires you to provide 30 days' notice before termination, but this doesn't apply to fixed-term agreements on the end date.

Proper Notice

The landlord must give a 30-day notice for month-to-month leases and a 60-day notice for year-to-year leases.

State Laws

Missouri state law does not include statutes for week-to-week arrangements. However, you should provide 30 days' notice for monthly leases and 60 days' notice for yearly leases.

Landlord Notice?

Yes, you must give notice to the other party before terminating the lease.


Landlords who don't give notice may face:

  • Court proceedings
  • Legal fees or financial penalties
  • Automatic extension of the current lease

Termination of Tenancy

When there's no specific term involved, you must give tenants a 30-day notice.

Termination of Tenancy with Specific Term

If you are terminating the lease on the end date and don't have an automatic renewal clause, you don't require this document. Otherwise, Missouri landlords must draft it and send it correctly.

What to Include

Include this information:

  • Signatures
  • Address of the property
  • Address of the landlord
  • Motive for termination
  • Lease information
  • Name of all parties involved
  • Type of agreement
  • Date of termination

Build Your Own

Crafting Missouri notice requirements is easy when you use DoorLoop. Here are the three options for a lease termination:


If you are terminating your lease and need the tenant to sign, or you want to sign a new lease with a new tenant, you want to make the process as easy and efficient as possible.

With DoorLoop, you can get your agreemenets eSigned in a few seconds. You can also get to the eSignature step much faster by creating reusable templates that are autofilled with tenants' information.

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Initiating a lease termination is easy when you know what to do. Today, you learned about following the rules and laws in Missouri and federally. Try DoorLoop today to help you create a comprehensive form.


How Should I Deliver the Notice to Vacate the Rental Property?

You should send written notice by certified mail or deliver it with the certificate of service if you use an agent or third party.

Can I Send a Missouri Lease Termination for Failure to Pay Rent?

Yes, you can send a lease termination if the tenant has not sent a rent payment for a while or refuses to pay rent. However, you may also want to pair this with the eviction process to recoup your money legally.

Should I Use a Month-to-Month Tenancy Termination Letter?

If the lease agreement has no end date anywhere on the contract, you should fill out this form to terminate the lease early.

Can I customize my own form or agreement?

Yes, you always can, however if you want to be 100% sure you are protected, you should consult an attorney in your local area.

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David is the co-founder & CMO of DoorLoop, a best-selling author, legal CLE speaker, and real estate investor. When he's not hanging with his three children, he's writing articles here!