Mississippi Month-to-Month Rental Agreement


The Mississippi Month-to-Month Rental Agreement is a document used to permit one (1) or more people with the right to live in a property so long they make timely rent payments. Unlike the more standard one (1) year lease, monthly agreements have no set end-date. Rather, either the lessor (landlord) or the lessees (renters) can end the agreement by providing the other party with written notice of thirty (30) days in advance of the next rent payment.

Although they typically last under twelve (12) months, some monthly leases can extend for years after both the tenant and landlord have become accustomed to the rental arrangement. Regardless of the length of time the landlord anticipates the renters will be leasing for, the landlord should require them to complete a rental application. This allows the landlord to gain a complete picture of the applicant’s credit, criminal, and rental history, allowing them to make a clear decision on whether they should be permitted to rent, or not.

State Laws

Statute: § 89-8-19

Required Notice to Terminate: For week-to-week tenancies, seven (7) days. For month-to-month leases, thirty (30) days.

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