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Q: If I was Employed by an Apartment Complex as a maintenance guy , the Owner told me over phone that I could move in can

Can they evict me after terminating me when they gave me an oral lease agreement I have direct deposits to show that I work for them the lights are in my name and I have mail

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Q: I gave late notice not to renew my lease, charged for rent AND security deposit is forfeited not going towards any fees?

Gave 1 month instead of 2 month notice so I owe a months worth of rent as a fee for the late notice. I believe they said mt deposit would be forfeit in the lease if this happens, so that means they can fine me for the late fee and my deposit doesnt go towards it?? Isnt that like penalized twice for... Read more »

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Q: I received a notice to pay or quit on today to be evicted in 3 days for failure to pay rent I faithfully pay my rent

I never been late or missed a payment my rent is $685 a month and the notice say I owe $439.15 what do I do

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Q: There is a lien on my credit report from 2009 with an apartment complex I was staying at. I do not know who to contact

I applied for a business loan. However when they did a hard pull on my credit report, this lien popped up from like 12 years ago. I have already contacted the old apartment complex and they are under different management. I don’t know where I go from here. This is stopping me from moving forward... Read more »

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Q: Our 1 yr lease in Mississippi terminates on 4-30. How much notice is required to tell mgt co that we're not renewing?

Mgt Co sent notice to us in Jan to remind us that our lease was terminating 4-30. We wanted to move so we started looking at other options, and signed a lease with someone else to begin 5-1. We notified the Mgt Co mid February to tell them that we would not be renewing our lease at the end of the... Read more »

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Q: I have a judgment against my ex landlord , can I file a lien on her property

I went to court against my ex landlord and was granted a judgement against her . I have filed a abstract of judgement in justice court . I want to file a lien on her property can this be done

Hiten H Patel
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Hiten H Patel
answered on Nov 5, 2021

You can file the Judgment in Circuit Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My car was damaged at my apartment complex while parked and as a result of a comission of a crime

Could the Apartment Owners be liable for damages to my car. The Apt. Manager was informed several times in the past year of a person who was banned from Apts had been selling drugs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 15, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be fact-specific in terms of security measures. There is no universal "yes" or "no" answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Regardless of failure to pay rent, or breach of contract, is it illegal for a landlord to evict in 15 days?

We have not paid September's rent yet and the landlord wants to sell the house. He has cited § 89-7-27 and give us 15 days to leave, but never sent a 3-day notice to pay rent. Does he have to give us adequate time to leave?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 29, 2021

Not necessarily. I would say that on the front end, you should look at the language of the lease agreement to see what sort of notice is required.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: I have a problem with allergens Coming from the wall and mold in my apartment.. Have told management for three months

Management has started replacing the carpet room by room which is causing little improvement.. Still have problem with mold that nobody has addressed. I bought a dehumidifier and purifier for air which I will not be

Reimbursed for.. I’m having fun with itching and rashes so bad it is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 2, 2020

It could depend if you have medical documentation and you could establish the connection between your symptoms and the mold. These can be tough cases. See if a local injury attorney would offer you a free initial consult. You could also contact a landlord-tenant attorney to discuss how these issues... Read more »

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Q: What is my recourse for landlord inaction to contaminates in my apartment that are causing skin rash and constant itch?

Also have mold growing in the apartment due to the leaks in the windows and doors. The contaminates are coming out of the cracks in the walls. I’m vacuuming twice a day trying to keep ahead of the waxy particulates that are coming from the walls getting worse it’s been three months it is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2020

You may need to speak with two different attorneys here. Maybe the more pressing issues are those involving habitability in your apartment. Contact a landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your remedies under Mississippi L-T law. You could also contact a personal injury attorney. However, based on the... Read more »

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Q: Will I be responsible for landlord's legal fees if I take them to small claims court and lose?

I am considering small claims court because my landlord has withheld my deposit and is asking for an additional $400. The unit was cleaned completely, with all aspects of their checklist followed, and there was no damage beyond ordinary wear and tear. They included 5 minor damages lumped together,... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 14, 2019

Yes, if you lose, under the rules for these types of claims, you would end up being responsible for their attorney's fees and court costs.

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Q: Is it true that now in Mississippi I can not evict a tenant for non payment of rent?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 13, 2019

It is very much true; however, the landlord has to go through a specific process in order for the eviction to be legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My mother died 6 years ago;she has 2 acres;a cottage on it which is both in her name only. what legal steps do I take?

she had a husband and us three kids she left behind . Her husband which is my step father passed away a couple months ago. I'm trying to figure out whose names it should all be in, what are the best legal steps to take . Also my step father has two other children , that are not my moms. Would... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Dec 19, 2018

It would really depend on how the deed was set up. Regardless, it sounds like you may need to consult with an attorney to discuss opening up an estate to handle your mother and step-father's affairs.

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Q: How can I get someone out of my place, they distort my property, kick in my door, bring beer in my home

When I asked them not to bring it in.my home

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 14, 2018

If they are a tenant, give them adequate notice to vacate the property. If they are not a tenant, give them a letter asking them to leave, and if they do not, notify law enforcement, because they would be considered trespassing.

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Q: Mississippi State law allows a resident to live in a hotel for how many days before they're considered a legal tenant
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2018

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... Read more »

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Q: When is hotel resident gain tenant rights
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2018

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... Read more »

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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

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I have an oral lease agreement that is 'month to month'. My landlord evicted me after 3 weeks with no ' notice'.

I have the receipts for my prorated rent and security deposit that I never got back. I want to take her to court over the deposit and to pay for my hotel lodging since wrongful eviction. Do I have a case with no Written lease?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2018

The default in Mississippi is month to month, such that the landlord has to provide a month's notice before terminating said lease, unless, however, you have broken a condition of the oral lease, such as not turning in rent in enough time.

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Q: If I don't have my rent on the 1st my landlord gives me a 3 day notice to vacate premises. Is that legal or scare tactic
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 12, 2018

Under the relevant statute, if a person does not pay their rent, then the landlord can begin the eviction process by giving them a three-day notice to pay rent or vacate the premises.

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