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Mississippi Security Deposit Demand Letter

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Mississippi Security Deposit Demand Letter

Updated December 02, 2022

A Mississippi security deposit demand letter is used to request the return of a security deposit from a landlord to a tenant. After the tenant’s lease expires and they vacate the dwelling, they must ask the landlord to refund their deposit. The landlord will then have forty-five (45) days to return the funds. Mississippi landlords can claim any portion of the security deposit to remedy damages to the dwelling (excluding normal wear or aging) and to cover unpaid rent or other defaults caused by the tenant. Such claims must be itemized on a written list and included with the remaining balance of funds when returned to the tenant. If the landlord does not meet these requirements, the tenant must provide them with the demand letter before initiating the legal proceedings. Should the tenant prevail in court, the landlord may be subject to refund the deposit plus an additional payment of $200.

Laws – § 89-8-21(3)