The Landlords Association of Eastern Jackson County

The Landlords Association of Eastern Jackson County, a not for profit corporation, is a group of property investors who network with each other to become better educated on community affairs that affect our business.

The Association not only offers services to our members, but also works with the cities in our area to assure that safe housing is available for all who rent.

Legislative Alert - Missouri House Bill 175

House Bill 175 has received its first reading at the Missouri Legislature. The summary of the bill, provided by the Legislature, is as follows:

This bill specifies that, if a landlord evicts a tenant in violation of any statute or county or municipal ordinance, the landlord shall be guilty of a class E felony.

The bill also increases the penalty for assault in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor in most cases, to a class E felony if the victim is a tenant in a landlord-tenant relationship. If the assault on the tenant involves a weapon, it is a class C felony.

This bill is the same as HB 2532 (2018).

You can get the full text of the bill and track its progress at the Missouri House of Representatives.

We encourage you to review this proposed legislation, and make your opinion known to your Missouri representative. If you're not sure who that is, look them up here!

LAEJC Bylaws Updated

At the regular meeting on October 25, 2018, we voted to amend the LAEJC bylaws. The amended bylaws are available in the Member Area .