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  524.160.  Defendant may recover compensation for improvements, when. — If a judgment or decree of dispossession shall be given in an action for the recovery of possession of premises, or in any real action in favor of a person having a better title thereto, against a person in the possession, held by himself or by his tenant, of any lands, tenements or hereditaments, such person may recover, in a court of competent jurisdiction, compensation for all improvements made by him in good faith on such lands, tenements or hereditaments, prior to his having had notice of such adverse title.

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(RSMo 1939 § 1548)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1384; 1919 § 1834; 1909 § 2401

(1979) A claim under this section must fail if it can be shown the improvements were made with notice to an adverse title.  Morris v. Ulbright (A.), 591 S.W.2d 245.


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