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July 6, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Harris

Renters Rights

Renters who are forced from their homes because of flooding do not have to continue to pay rent.

By law if you can no longer live in your home due to some kind of disaster you are no longer required to pay your landlord anymore money. Spokeswomen for the university of Missouri Extension Brenda Procter says renters aren't always well informed about information like this.

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Procter adds if the landlord is unwilling to return the deposit, tenants can contact attorney general's consumer hotline 800-392-8222.