How to Evict a Tenant in Mississippi

As with many other States, Mississippi has two primary reasons for why a tenant could be evicted from a rental property – you guessed it, nonpayment of rent or violations of the lease agreement.

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017

  General   Legal   Mississippi   Eviction Guide   

As with many other States, there are two primary reasons for why a tenant could be evicted from a rental property – you guessed it, nonpayment of rent or violations of the lease agreement.

Nonpayment of rent

If your tenant is delinquent in paying rent, you may issue them notice requiring rent be paid as owed or that they immediately vacate the premises. The tenant then has three days in order to make themselves whole.

Lease Violations

If your tenant does something to violate the terms of the lease agreement, the notice period is longer.

For a first-time offense, you must provide your tenant with a written notice allowing them 30 days to fix the problem. If they do not fix the problem within 30 days, you may begin eviction proceedings. For a second offense of the same violation, only 14 days’ notice is required, if the tenant remedied the first offense.

How do I start the eviction process?

In order to start the process, you should file the appropriate paperwork with the circuit court where the rental property is located. Once the tenant receives their copy, they have the right to contest the eviction, at which point a hearing is scheduled and the judge will issue a ruling upon hearing both sides.

Things to Avoid

It is best to only evict once a legal decision has been secured. Avoid turning off the utilities or refusing to maintain the home. This could result in things working in the tenant's favor as they can received damages for any loss incurred as a result of your actions. Stay professional and allow the legal system to work its process. Evicting a tenant can be a stressful process. Use these tips to understand exactly what steps you should take to make the process as painless as possible.

Keep reading us at VerticalRent as we explore all U.S. eviction laws.


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