ST. LOUIS — Most renters now have protection from eviction through March 1, after St. Louis Circuit Court Presiding Judge Michael Stelzer signed an order to that effect Friday.
The moratorium applies only to evictions because of nonpayment of rent. Tenants can be evicted if they engage in criminal activity, threaten other residents’ safety, damage property, violate building or health codes or break other contractual obligations.
Tenants and their possessions can’t be put out during this period, but they can still be sued by their landlords. The tenants are still liable for their rent payments.
This is at least the third time evictions in the city have been blocked.