Nashville, TN asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi

Q: I have lived at hotel since March 2018 and given them almost $10,000. Can they have security just lock me out

I actually only owe $28

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
Answered
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Unfortunately, Mississippi law distinguishes between dwellings and hotels, such that hotels are typically considered night-to-night, as opposed to the regular month-to-month circumstances for structures like apartments. In the absence of an extended lease or contract saying otherwise, the hotel has a good argument that even though you may be staying at a hotel longer than the norm, that you are still just an overnight guest, and therefore they can exercise their authority to remove you from the premises.

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