Raymore, MO:   Raymore attorney Matthew Hamilton, whose  law office is in Pleasant Hill, MO, spoke before the Cass County Landlord’s Association about legal issues facing property owners in the county.  A number of landlords from all across Cass County were in attendance.

Speaking at the offices of J.D. Reece in Raymore, MO, Hamilton discussed ways in which landlords can reduce Lees Summit criminal activity, Jackson County accident injuries, and lawsuits on their Cass County, Missouri properties.  Hamilton stressed the need for adequate security in the form of items such as proper lighting and the monitoring of trespassers on apartment grounds.  He went on to discuss ways for landlords to protect themselves against property damage to their facilities.  During a subsequent question and answer session, Hamilton answered questions regarding the enforcement of bad checks written by Cass County, Missouri tenants.

“Disputes between landlords and tenants can be some of the most contentious fights we see in the court system.  Cass County benefits anytime that we can make rented property safer and prevent these types of disputes from arising in the first place,” said Hamilton.

The association is one of many across the state in which members meet to address common issues facing small property owners.  According to census figures, just over twenty percent of Cass County residents live in Non Owner-Occupied Units.  The national average is thirty-six percent.

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