A Mississippi lease agreement is a legally binding document between a landlord and a tenant, written in accordance with the state’s landlord-tenant laws. The landlord agrees to rent all (or a portion of) their property to a tenant for a fee, and the tenant agrees to the lease agreement’s terms and conditions.
Rent Control: No.
Limit on Late Fees: No.
Late Fees in Rental Agreement: No.
Grace Period: No.
License Required for Landlord: No.
Required Lease Disclosures
Mississippi has specific regulations for landlords and tenants entering into a lease agreement, particularly the ones provided by Title 89, Chapter 7 (Landlord and Tenant).
One disclosure that Mississippi landlords are required to make under federal law concerns the possibility of lead-based paint being present in the walls of residential properties built before 1978 (Title 42 U.S. Code § 4852(d)).
A landlord can collect a security deposit from a tenant, and there’s no limit to the amount they can charge (No statute).
The security deposit must be returned to the tenant within 45 days of the end of the lease (§ 89-8-21).
Landlord Right of Entry
A landlord doesn’t need to provide notice before entering the rented property, although it is highly recommended (No statute).
Below is an example of a free Mississippi residential lease agreement template that you can download in PDF or Word format.