Mississippi Rental Laws

Mississippi Rental Laws

Your Mississippi Rental Laws Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

The State of Mississippi has 82 counties.

Official Website of the State of Mississippi

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Mississippi was 2,994,079 on July 1, 2014, a 0.9% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Mississippi has 82 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: No Restrictions
  • Return Deadline:  45 Days

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees:  No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  30 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: Tenant may repair and deduct

Landlord Disclosures

  • Mississippi Required Landlord Disclosures:  None statewide but check local or county ordinances
  • The Lead Disclosure Rule:  Federal law requires that before signing a lease for housing built before 1978, renters must receive The Lead Based Paint EPA Disclosure and Lead Based Paint EPA Pamphlet

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

  • Options for Tenant Screening Packages and Prices
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Counties covered:  Adams,   Alcorn,   Amite,   Attala,   Benton,   Bolivar,   Calhoun,   Carroll,   Chickasaw,   Choctaw,   Claiborne,   Clarke,   Clay,   Coahoma,   Copiah,   Covington,   De Soto,   Forrest,   Franklin,   George,   Greene,   Grenada,   Hancock,   Harrison,   Hinds,   Holmes,   Humphreys,   Issaquena,   Itawamba,   Jackson,   Jasper,   Jefferson,   Jefferson Davis,   Jones,   Kemper,   Lafayette,   Lamar,   Lauderdale,   Lawrence,   Leake,   Lee,   Leflore,   Lincoln,   Lowndes,   Madison,   Marion,   Marshall,   Monroe,   Montgomery,   Neshoba,   Newton,   Noxubee,   Oktibbeha,   Panola,   Pearl River,   Perry,   Pike,   Pontotoc,   Prentiss,   Quitman,   Rankin,   Scott,   Sharkey,   Simpson,   Smith,   Stone,   Sunflower,   Tallahatchie,   Tate,   Tippah,   Tishomingo,   Tunica,   Union,   Walthall,   Warren,   Washington,   Wayne,   Webster,   Wilkinson,   Winston,   Yalobusha,   Yazoo

Last Updated: November 10, 2016