It’s necessary to provide the correct type of Mississippi eviction notice to the tenant you’re removing from your property. If you don’t, the eviction could be overturned or take significantly longer to complete.
You must give your tenant the precise legal document for the situation, detailing a valid legal reason for the eviction under MS statutes. This will also affect how long you must give the resident as notice before they have to leave the property.
As seen below, there are a few different options in Mississippi when completing an eviction.
Non-Payment: 3-Day Notice to Quit
This type of eviction notice gives tenants 3 days to pay the rent or leave the property if they fail to pay within the contractually agreed time. If the tenant still doesn’t pay or vacate after the notice period ends, the landlord can take them to court.
Non-Compliance: 30-Day Notice to Quit
In situations where the tenant violates the terms of the lease, landlords can issue them with a 30-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance. This gives the resident a chance to correct the violation within 720 hours, or to leave the premises.
This can also be issued as an unconditional notice, giving the tenant no option to correct the break in the terms. However, this is usually only done when more serious breaches of the contract occur.
2nd Non-Compliance: 14-Day Notice to Quit
If the tenant commits the same lease violation within a period of six months, the landlord can issue a 14-Day Notice to Quit. With this notice, there is no option for the tenant to remediate, and they shall be forced to leave the property within 14 days.
Week-to-Week: 7-Day Notice to Quit
Landlords with periodic tenants who pay on a weekly basis can end their contract with the resident by serving a 7-Day notice. This is unconditional and gives the tenant a full week to leave the property.
Month-to-Month: 30-Day Notice to Quit
30 Day-Notice to Quit documents are used to evict month-to-month tenants or those who don’t have a fixed lease without providing any given cause. This allows the landlord to inform the tenant that they must vacate the property within 30 days or face a legal challenge.