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Mississippi Tenant Background Check

Mississippi Tenant Screening

The process of conducting Mississippi Tenant Background Screening is vital to protect you and your Mississippi rental properties and your image as a reputable landlord who rents only to those who are the most qualified applicants. There is no longer a time when you could be confident that applicants were able to pay rent on time based on conversations that were made during a tour of the house. Presently, a Mississippi tenant screening background check will save you from the hassle and embarrassment caused by con artists who try to lease a property using fraudulent pretexts. In addition, each of the Mississippi tenant screening forms play an important role in providing you with a complete, thorough analysis of who the prospective tenant is and whether the information provided to the potential tenant is accurate.

It is crucial for landlords to understand that simply getting a credit report will not decide if the applicant is a reliable tenant who pays rent punctually and take care of the house. Although the credit report can reveal whether the applicant has paid bills in time or has a plethora of collection actions and outstanding debts, it will not show whether the tenant has an eviction history or has a history of damaging rental properties. Therefore, it is vital that you include an expulsion history when you order the background checks for Mississippi tenants from The Koleman Group LLC. The Eviction History will provide you with the most recent eviction information, which will stop an applicant who was recently exiled from trying to lease from you, thinking that you won't be aware of the recent removal.

This Previous Address History quickly gives details that allow you to assess whether the applicant is honest regarding previous addresses. For example, if a tenant has removed previous addresses from the rental application, there is likely to be a reason, but it's not good.

The fraudulent social security numbers generated out of the blue or taken from a well-known person are not limited to the credit card and bank accounts of scammers and identity thieves in the current world. Social Security number fraud is made when applying to be a rental property tenant. Doing the Social Security Number Fraud Check lets you quickly verify your social security numbers that are listed on the application to the one in the file. You can verify to ensure that the correct social security number matches that you have on file for your tenant and that the information reported in the social security number fraud check is the same as that of your potential tenant.

Beware of the nightmare of renting to a criminal who has been convicted if you conduct a Criminal History search on each of your applicants, not only the applicant who is your primary. Find out if the applicant is on an extensive history of serious crimes by searching the records of sexual and terrorist offenders. Criminals are not always willing to accept the consequences of the courts. They can also suddenly transform into decent, law-abiding citizens. Criminals can make use of rental properties to commit criminal acts involving prostitution, drugs, or terrorist acts, then escape to another state or city. Conducting a federal background check will assure you that you're not renting to a person wanted in a different state or city or with an unsolved criminal history in another location.

The expense of carrying out Mississippi Tenant Background Checks for screening on the prospective tenant. If the applicant has no recriminations and is committed to renting your property, they should have no issue paying for the screening procedure. Therefore, you can protect yourself and the rental properties by performing thorough background screening of Mississippi Tenant checks on all of your prospective rental tenants.


The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for a tenant screening report for an additional state than Mississippi? Check out the tenant background checks webpage to find out more.


Mississippi Landlord-Tenant Law

None of the information can substitute for legal advice. If you have any questions or think you may are in a legal situation in accordance with Mississippi Landlord-Tenant Law, you should consult with an attorney.

Mississippi Landlord-Tenant Law Official Rules and Regulations

Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Mississippi Code

Security Deposit

The maximum-security deposit for a security deposit is The law is not specified, but in most instances, the amount that is considered reasonable for a security deposit is equivalent to one month's rent.

Security Deposit Interest: There is no statute available

Fees that are not refundable: No statute is in place

Secure Security Deposit Account Separate: There is no statute accessible

Dog Deposits, Additional Fees: There is no law accessible

Deadline for Returning Security Deposit: Pursuant to 89-8-21(3), the landlord must return whatever is left of the deposit once any repair or other expenses are removed within 45 days after the expiration of the term of their lease.

Requires a Written Description or Itemized List of Charges and Damages: The landlord must provide a specific listing of all damages and any charges that follow, together with the remaining portion amount of the security once the deposit is returned.

Record Keeper of Deposit Withholdings: There is no statute to guide the keeping of records.

Receipt for Deposit: There is no statute to be followed.

Failure to Perform: Pursuant to 89-8-21(4), the landlord could be required to make payments of up to $200 if the landlord fails to adhere to the rental agreement and fails to pay the tenant's security deposit within the time frame allotted to him. 

Lease, Rent & Fees

When rent is due: No statute is in place. Rent is typically agreed to with both landlords along with the tenant and stated in the rental agreement.

Tenant Increase Information: No statute is provided

Rent Grace Period There is no statute stipulated; however, the grace period may be negotiated between the parties and added to the rental agreement.

late fees: There is no statute accessible

Rental Prepaid: A statute of no kind is provided

Return Check Fees: There is no statute to guide you, but landlords are able to charge as much as $40 per returned check, in line with the average of the state.

The tenant is entitled to withhold rent in the event of non-delivery of essential Services (Heat, Electricity, water, etc. ): No law is provided.

Tenant is allowed to repair and deduct rent: According to 89-8-15(1), the tenant can make repairs if the landlord has failed to meet his obligation to make the repairs following receipt of a written notice. If, after 30 days, the repairs are not done, and the tenant is still not satisfied, the tenant can repair them and subtract them from rent according to all of the conditions set out in the law.

The landlord is allowed to collect the cost of court and attorney fees: No statute is given however it is possible to include in the lease agreement

The landlord must Try Reasonably to mitigate damages to Lessees, including an attempt to rent: No statute is given.

Notes, Entry, and Notices

Notice to Terminate Tenancy Fixed Date Lease: There is no notice required for a fixed ending date lease since the lease will expire at the end of the lease.

Notice to End Tenancy - Year to year lease: There is no statute provided

Notice to End Tenancy - Month to month Tenancy: The landlord must provide 30 days of written notice prior to the date of termination as per 89-8-19(3).

Notice to End Tenancy from Week-to-Week Lease the landlord has to give the tenant 7 days ' notice in writing before the date of termination as per 89-8-19(2).

Tenant holdover: The statute is not in place.

Notice of the Date/Time of the Move-Out Inspection: No statute is given; however, a written notification about the time and date of the scheduled inspection for the move-out is usually given by the tenant. This allows the tenant to arrange to be present at the inspection and contest any damage they believe was not caused by their own negligence.

Lease Terminations/Notices of Quit

Lease Termination due to Non-Payment: Pursuant to 89-8-13(3), the landlord can end the lease agreement if there is evidence that the tenant has not met all lease terms, including the non-payment of rent. In accordance with the 89-7-27, it states that the landlord may end lease agreements when there is a reason why the tenant is not able to pay rent within three days from their due date. If, however, the tenant has paid the rent due within three days after receiving the written notice to end the tenancy, the eviction will be put on hold, and the lease stays in force.

Termination of Lease for violation: Both the landlord as well as the tenant can end the lease if there is a violation. 30 days ' written notice is required to be given by the non-breaching party to the party in breach of the lease, according to 89-8-13(3).

Termination of Lease due to Falsification of Data: There is no law to guide the termination of a lease.

Instant Lease Termination: Instant end of the lease will be considered if either the landlord or tenant is able to prove that the other party has committed a violation of the lease, and their conduct could result in possible damage or create unsafe conditions for tenants.

A required notice before entry: There is no law to be cited. The requirements vary from simple to complex; however, it is typically incorporated in the lease contract to provide fairness to the tenant and protect their security.

Access is allowed with notice for maintenance and repairs (non-emergency). No law was cited; however, it is typically part of the leasing agreement. In addition, notices in writing are often given concerning the tenant as a way to ensure their right to privacy is protected.

Access is allowed with notice for Showings: There is no statute stipulated; however, a certain period of time may be included in the lease contract. The typical time stipulated in leases is 48 hours. Notifying the tenant in writing before presenting the apartment to a potential applicant.

Emergency Entry Permitted Without Notice There is no statute; however, this may be included in the lease agreement in the event that the landlord opts to take advantage of this option.

The tenant is allowed to enter the premises during his extended Absence: No specific statute is provided. However, it is possible to include it in lease agreements. For example, this can be included in the lease agreement to ensure that the landlord is reassured that there was no damage to the home caused due to the tenant or as a result of the failure of an appliance device.

Notice to Tenants regarding Pesticide Use: There is no law was cited; however, it is usually found in lease agreements.

Lockouts Allowed: There is no statute or law

Shut-offs for utilities are allowed: No law is provided

Disclosures and Other Notes:

Tenant Responsibilities of the Landlord: A landlord must ensure that the dwelling is habitable and comply with all health and safety regulations that create an environment that is safe and healthy and make any required repairs due to the natural wear and tear. They are not responsible for any damages resulting from the tenant's carelessness as per 89-8-23. The landlord can alter certain sections in the lease contract pertaining to all complex residents and set an equal standard equitable to all residents who live in the complex.

Tenant Responsibilities: The tenant is required to pay rent on time as per the lease agreement, Maintain a safe and habitable living space that is safe and clean for all who live there, and refrain from causing disturbance to the surrounding environment and neighbors within the apartment complex, and do refrain from engaging in any illegal activity on the premises or within the residence in accordance with the 89-8-25. The tenant's responsibility must also take away any trash, ashes, garbage, or any other type of garbage promptly and maintain a neat and secure home. They must make every effort to avoid creating any circumstance that could cause destruction to the rental unit, which includes water, heating, or electrical appliances and fixtures.

Recording of the rental Property: No statute provided

Name and addresses: No statute is made. There is no law that requires the landlord to give tenants with the tenant with the addresses and names of the owner of the property as well as the company or individuals who oversee it. This information is usually part of the lease agreement so that the tenant can reach the appropriate authorities in the event of an accident or there are damages to property.

The Landlord and Tenant Disclosure Act: No statute is provided

Move-In documents: No statute is stated, but it may be incorporated into the rental contract

Bedbugs: A statute of limitations is not made

The Assumption that Retaliation is Involved: There is no statute of limitations.

Tenant's Personal Property: No law is provided; however, many landlords do include an area that outlines what they can deal with any abandoned property to the tenant. It is primarily about removing or storing all objects left behind after the tenant quits the property.


Mississippi Small Claims Court Limits: The amount of $3500 may be recuperated in any small claims court within the Mississippi state. Mississippi.

Eviction Cases are Accepted in Small Claims Court: The eviction case doesn't belong in the small claims court. Instead, they are heard in the circuit court. Landlords can seek to collect any money due to them from former tenants through small claims suits.


Commercial Licenses

Business License required: In the state of Mississippi, there isn't a law that requires the owner of a property to obtain a business license to control the management of their rental units. However, local governments at the city and county levels might have guidelines and rules regarding the requirement for a commercial license if a single person or group holds multiple rental homes.


Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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