Mississippi Standard Residential Lease Agreement Form

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The Mississippi Residential Lease Agreement Form is a legal document that provides tenant(s) and landlord(s) the ability to enter into an agreement, to lease a landlord’s property.

To initiate the arrangements, the landlord would complete all of the fields above the signature section. The landlord will be guided to set forth the terms of the agreement, the monthly rental amount the deposit amount, specify the allowance of pets and any deposits, parking and more.

Once completed, the tenant(s) shall take the time to carefully review the document to be certain that they understand all of what the agreement requires according to the landlord. After the terms of the document are agreed to between the parties, all tenants (age 18 and over), along with the landlord, must provide signatures stating that all parties are in agreement.

All required fees would then require payment to the landlord and would be acknowledged by receipt. One additional witness, outside of the interested parties, must be present to witness all signature and the witness must sign in acknowledgment. Once the agreement has been signed, the tenant(s) may reside within the premises until the date of expiration of the lease, unless the landlord agrees to extend the agreement.

Laws – Title 89, Chapter 7 (Landlord and Tenant)

HandbookMoving In: A Guide to Landlord-Tenant Law (PDF)

How to Write

Step 1 – The Parties –

  • Submit the name of the landlord(s)
  • Enter the landlord’s physical address
  • Name of the City of the property’s location
  • State
  • AND
  • Enter the names of all tenants who will reside upon the property
  • AND
  • List the names of any occupants that will reside with the tenant(s) upon the property

Step 2 – Offer to Rent

  • Provide the type of residence that shall be leased to the tenants
  • Submit the mailing address of the property
  • Enter the name of the city inside the state
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Number of bedrooms

Purpose –

  • Read the statement provided

Furnishings –

  • The landlord must check the appropriate box
  • If there will be furnishings, the landlord will be responsible to list the furnishing that will be included in the cost of the monthly rent

Appliances – Check the applicable box =

  • The document will require that the landlord specify the furnishing of appliances that would be considered part of the monthly rent

Step 3 – Lease Term –

  • Submit the date of the commencement of the lease
  • Submit the date of expiration of the lease

Step 4 – Rent –

  • Submit the monthly rental installment amount
  • Enter the date each month that the payment shall be due
  • Describe the method of payment as well, the location in where the rental payment must be received

Non-Sufficient Funds –

  • If the rent payment will be late, the landlord must check the box indicating whether or not, there will be an incident fee
  • If there will be a fee, enter the amount that must be paid with the rent for returned checks

Late Fee –

  • Check the box indicating whether or not late fees will or won’t apply, in the event a rent payment will not be on time
  • If there will be a late payment, enter the penalty amount

First Month’s Rent –

  • Check the box that shall apply, respective of the agreement between the parties

Pre – Payment –

  • Check the box that applies –
  • If there will be pre-payment arrangements:
  • Enter the amount of the rent
  • Submit the early move-in date dd/m/yy
  • Submit the ending date in dd/m/yy format

Proration Period – (Tenant(s)) –

  • Check the applicable box
  • If there will be a proration, enter the date of commencement in dd/mm/yy format
  • Enter the proration amount to be paid for the tenant(s) to move in prior to the actual move-in date

Security Deposit –

  • The landlord must enter the amount of the requires security deposit
  • Enter the number of days, the tenant(s) should expect to receive a return on their deposit after they have vacated the property and a walk-through inspection has been conducted by the parties if the parties agree on the walk-through

Step 5 – Titled Sections (and Subsections) –

  • The parties must review the entirety of all titles, entering any other required information that may be needed in some of  the sections, as follows:
  • Possession
  • Access
  • Move-In Inspection (Check the appropriate box)
  • Subletting
  • Abandonment
  • Assignment
  • Parking – (Check the box and enter any required description of availability)
  • Right of Entry
  • Sale of Property – (Check the correct box entering the days of notice required in advance, if there will be a sale of property, requiring the tenant(s) to relocate)
  • Utilities (Enter all information regarding the utilities to be paid by the landlord)
  • Maintenance, Repairs or Alterations
  • Early Termination – (Check the box indicating whether the tenant(s) shall have the right to early termination of the lease if needed) – (Enter the number of days of advanced written notice to the landlord that shall be required along with the fee agreed upon between the parties, if early termination would be needed)
  • Pets – (Check the applicable box – If the tenant(s) will have the right to house their pets on the premises. If so, enter all of the required information within this section)
  • Noise/Waste
  • Guests
  • Smoking Policy – (Indicate the policy for smoking on the premises, providing specific areas of the property where smoking will be allowed)
  • Compliance with Law
  • Default
  • Multiple Tenant(s) or Occupant(s)
  • Disputes
  • Severability
  • Surrender of Premises
  • Retaliation
  • Waiver
  • Equal Housing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Waterbeds – (Specify, by checking the box that would apply, whether or not waterbeds will be allowable on the property
  • Indemnification
  • Covenants
  • Notices – (Both parties must provide physical mailing addresses where written notices may confidently arrive one party to the other)
  • Agent/Manager – (Provide any needed information for on-site management, if one is available – Check the box that applies and enter the required information according to the selection made by the landlord)
  • Premises Deemed Uninhabitable
  • Lead Paint – (Both parties must read and initial the by the box selected as it shall be considered, legal notification)
  • Governing Law
  • Additional Terms and Conditions – (The landlord must submit any additional terms and conditions if needed)
  • Entire Agreement

Step 6 – Signatures –

  • Enter the date of the document’s execution between the parties – dd/mm/yy
  • Landlord’s Signature
  • Landlord’s printed name
  • Date of signature
  • AND
  • All tenants age 18 years and over must provide their signatures
  • Tenant’s printed names
  • Date of signatures, respectively

Step 7 – Amount Due at Signing – Enter the respective amounts of the following (providing a copy to all signatories upon completion)

  • Security Deposit
  • First (1st) Month’s Rent
  • Parking Fee(s)
  • Pet Fee(s)
  • Pre-Payment of Rent
  • Proration Amount