Mississippi Month to Month Rental Agreement Template

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The Mississippi Month to Month Rental Agreement Template is a mandatory contractual agreement a Lessor and Lessee must have if they have decided to enter an At-Will monthly rental arrangement. This is a requirement of Mississippi State Law since, unless a rental agreement is documented as a Month-to-Month, the State of Mississippi shall consider it a Week-to-Week arrangement (§ 89-8-19). It should be noted that regardless of whether the Landlord and Tenant have agreed to a Week-to-Week or a Month-to-Month, an At-Will Tenancy must give notice of the intent to terminate (the time frame will be based on the rent interval).

There are many benefits to a non-fixed term lease. Both signature parties, Landlord, and Tenant, are free to reap the benefits and entitlements of their arrangement so long as both are able to uphold the obligations and responsibilities of the arrangement they have entered. Once either party wishes to exit the arrangement (for whatever reason), they may do so provided it is in a lawful manner. However, so long as this lease is in effect (and has not been terminated), both parties are bound by their signatures to obey the terms and conditions of the lease they have signed.

Termination Lease Period – 30 Days

Laws – § 89-8-19

How to Write

Step 1 – In the first paragraph enter the full Name of the Landlord, the full Name of the Tenant, and the Date of the lease on the three blank lines provided, in that order.

Step 2 – In the section named “Premises,” enter the street address and the city of the leased property in the blank spaces provided.

Step 3 – In the paragraph labeled “Lease Term,” enter the start date of the agreement in the blank space provided.

Step 4 – In the “Lease Payments” section, enter the monthly rent amount the Tenant must pay on the first two blank spaces provided. Then, on the third blank space provided, enter the address where the rent payment must be submitted.

Step 5 – In the section labeled “Late Charges,” use the first blank line to enter the due date of the rent (after which, it will be considered a late payment). Then on the second blank line enter the dollar amount that will be charged per day for a late payment. Then on the third blank line enter the last date of the month where the rent will be accepted (after which, the tenant will be considered in violation of the lease).

Step 6 – In the section named “Insufficient Funds,” enter the penalty amount a Tenant must pay for every check submitted as late payment the bank denies because the Tenant does not have enough money in the account to cover the check.

Step 7 – The section labeled “Security Deposit” will require the dollar amount the Landlord has named as the security deposit.

Step 8 – In the “Defaults” section, enter the number of days a Tenant will have after receiving a notice regarding a lease violation to correct the problem (Note: State Law will take precedence when applicable).

Step 9 – Locate the paragraph labeled “Occupants,” then enter the number of individuals that may live on the property with the Tenant without written permission from the Landlord.

Step 10 – In the “Utilities and Services” paragraph, place a check mark next to every utility/service that shall be considered paid for as part of the rent. If there are any other utilities and/or services, the Landlord shall provide but has not been listed then enter it in the blank space provided.

Step 11 – The next section requiring attention is the “Pets” section. Using the blank space provided enter the dollar amount a Landlord requires as pet security should the Tenant have any pets.

Step 12 – In the paragraph labeled “Abandonment,” enter the number of days a tenant must be missing (after paying rent) where the Landlord will be allowed on the property to check for abandonment on the first blank line. Then on the second blank line, enter the number of days a tenant has gone missing past the due date, after not submitting a payment, where the Landlord may enter the property to check for abandonment.

Step 13 – Locate the section labeled “Display of Signs.” Here enter the number of days before the end of the lease where the Landlord will be allowed to display advertisements for the leased property in seeking a replacement Tenant.

Step 14 – The paragraph labeled “Noise” requires the earliest time of morning and the latest time of evening where the Tenant may move furniture in or out of the leased property.

Step 15 – In the “Parking” paragraph, define if the Tenant will have access to a parking spot while leasing the property. If so, place a checkmark in the box labeled “granted,’ report the location of the space on the first blank space, then the number of vehicles that may be parked there by the Tenant on the third blank space. If the Tenant will not be given a parking space, then select the box labeled “not granted.”

Step 16 – In the section labeled “Additional Terms and Conditions,” report any agreement between the Landlord and the Tenant that should be considered part of the lease.

Step 17 – At the end of the document, below the paragraph beginning with the words “In Witness Thereof,” the Landlord and Tenant must each sign and print their names in the blank spaces provided.


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