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Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to.

Summary
An Act To Bring Forward Sections 27-103-125, 27-103-139, 27-103-203, 27-103-211, 27-103-213 And 27-103-203, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Relate To Various Aspects Of The Budget Process, For The Purposes Of Possible Amendment; To Bring Forward Sections 27-104-321 And 27-104-323, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Create The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund And The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, For The Purpose Of Possible Amendment; To Bring Forward Section 27-71-29, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides For The Payment Of Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Into The State Treasury, For The Purposes Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb1353/

HB764 “Mississippi Health Care Workers Retention Act of 2022”; create.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act To Create The "mississippi Health Care Workers Retention Act Of 2022"; To Make An Appropriation From The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund To The State Department Of Health; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Hospitals To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Long-term Care Facilities To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Ambulance Services To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The State Department Of Health For Providing Funds To Eligible Entities Under This Act To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency To Be Distributed In The Manner That The Department Determines Is The Most Equitable And Efficient To Supplement The Funds Otherwise Provided And To Effectuate The Purposes Of This Act; To Provide That Mississippi Licensed/certified Health Care Workers That Qualify For Premium Pay Under This Section Shall Receive Premium Pay Within 60 Days Of The Effective Date Of This Act Subject To The Recipient's Written Agreement With The Department To Continue Employment With The Recipient's Primary Current Employer For Five Months Following The Receipt Of Such Premium Pay; To Further Provide That The Written Agreement Shall Be Developed By The Department And Include A Provision That The Licensed/certified Health Care Worker May Be Required To Repay To The State Of Mississippi The Amount Of His Or Her Premium Pay Funds If The Terms Of The Agreement Are Not Met; To Provide Certain Reporting And Approval Requirements Under This Act; To Provide That None Of The Funds Provided Under This Section May Be Used To Provide Premium Pay To Any Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Working Under A Contract With A Staffing Agency To Provide Services In The State Of Mississippi For A Limited Duration Of Less Than One Year, Such As Travel Nurses, As Determined By The Department; And For Related Purposes.
Sponsors
Philip Gunn Kevin Felsher Lester Carpenter Jill Ford De Stamps Jon Lancaster
Last Action
Referred To Appropriations
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb764/

HB778 Appropriation; additional to DPS from Death Benefits Trust Fund to pay benefits covered under First Responder Act.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act To Make An Additional Appropriation From The Law Enforcement Officers And Fire Fighters Death Benefits Trust Fund To The Mississippi Department Of Public Safety; To Provide That Such Funds May Only Be Spent On The Payment Of Death Benefits For Which The Cause Of Death Is A Death Covered Under The Safeguarding America's First Responders Act Of 2020; And For Related Purposes.
Sponsors
Philip Gunn Tom Miles Jon Lancaster William Arnold Jerry Turner
Last Action
Referred To Appropriations
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb778/

HB765 Appropriation; Department of Health for funding physician residency training programs.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation To The State Department Of Health For The Purpose Of Funding Physician Residency Training Programs Created Through The Office Of Mississippi Physician Workforce For The Fiscal Year 2023.
Sponsors
Sam Mims
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb765/

HB766 Appropriation; Department of Health for funding the COVID-19 Mississippi Local Provider Innovation Grant Program.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation To The State Department Of Health For The Purpose Of Funding The Covid-19 Mississippi Local Provider Innovation Grant Program For The Fiscal Year 2023.
Sponsors
Sam Mims
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb766/

HB767 Appropriation; Rural Physicians Scholarship Commission for funding new loan repayment program.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation To The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship And Loan Repayment Commission To Provide Funding For Loan Repayment Program For The Fiscal Year 2023.
Sponsors
Sam Mims
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb767/

“Mississippi Frontline Nurses and Health Care Workers Retention Grant Program”; establish in the Mississippi Department of Health.

Summary
An Act To Create The "mississippi Frontline Nurses And Health Care Workers Retention Act"; To Provide The Legislative Findings And Determinations Regarding The Importance And Urgency Of The Act; To Establish The "mississippi Frontline Nurses And Health Care Workers Retention Grant Program" In The Mississippi Department Of Health And Prescribe Its Components; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Hospitals To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Frontline Nurses And Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Providing Bedside Care Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Long-term Care Facilities To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Frontline Nurses And Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Providing Bedside Care Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The Department For Providing Funds To Mississippi Licensed Ambulance Services To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Frontline Nurses And Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Providing Bedside Care Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; To Provide That A Portion Of The Funds Shall Be Expended By The State Department Of Health For Providing Funds To Eligible Entities Under This Act To Provide Premium Pay To Their Mississippi Frontline Nurses And Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency To Be Distributed In The Manner That The Department Determines Is The Most Equitable And Efficient To Supplement The Funds Otherwise Provided And To Effectuate The Purposes Of This Act; To Provide That Mississippi Frontline Nurses And Licensed/certified Health Care Workers That Qualify For Premium Pay Under This Section Shall Receive Premium Pay Not To Exceed A Certain Amount Within 60 Days Of The Effective Date Of This Act In Recognition Of The Recipient's Current And Future Work Primarily Devoted To Mitigating Or Responding To The Current Covid-19 Public Health Emergency And Subject To The Recipient's Written Agreement With The Department To Continue Employment With The Recipient's Primary Current Employer For Five Months Following The Receipt Of Such Premium Pay; To Further Provide That The Written Agreement Shall Be Developed By The Department And Include A Provision That The Mississippi Frontline Nurse Or Licensed/certified Health Care Worker May Be Required To Repay To The State Of Mississippi The Amount Of Their Premium Pay Funds If The Terms Of The Agreement Are Not Met; To Provide Certain Reporting And Approval Requirements Under This Act; To Provide That None Of The Funds Provided Under This Section May Be Used To Provide Premium Pay To Any Frontline Nurses Or Licensed/certified Health Care Workers Who Are Working Under A Contract With A Staffing Agency To Provide Services In The State Of Mississippi For A Limited Duration Of Less Than One Year, Such As Travel Nurses, As Determined By The Department; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2673/

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Workforce Development Program; create.

Summary
An Act To Create The American Rescue Plan Act (arpa) Workforce Development Program; To State Legislative Findings And Intent; To Provide That The Program Shall Be Directed By The Office Of Workforce Development For The Purpose Of Providing Education And Training To Citizens Seeking Employment In High-demand, High-wage Industries In The State Which Were Impacted By The Disruption To The Economy And Workforce Caused By Covid-19; To Provide That, Subject To Appropriation By The Legislature, Allocations To Recipients Shall Be Awarded By The Office Through An Application Process; To Specify Requirements For Applicants; To Specify The Responsibilities Of The Office Of Workforce Development In Administering The Program; To Create As A Special Fund In The State Treasury The American Rescue Plan Act Workforce Development Program Fund, From Which The Grants Authorized By This Act Shall Be Disbursed By The Office; To Require The Office To Certify To The Department Of Finance And Administration That Each Expenditure Of Appropriated Funds Under This Act Is In Compliance With The United States Treasury Guidelines; To Specify That The Use Of Funds Allocated Under The Grant Program Shall Be Subject To Federal And State Audit, And That Recipients Found To Be Fully Or Partially Noncompliant With The Requirements Of This Act Shall Return To The State All Or A Portion Of The Funds Received; To Require The Office Of Workforce Development To Provide A Comprehensive Report On The Use And Effectiveness Of Funds Distributed Under The Grant Program, To The Governor And Legislature By October 1 Each Year Of The Existence Of The Program; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2721/

“MS Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (MAICU) Infrastructure Grant Program Act of 2022”; establish.

Summary
An Act To Establish The "mississippi Association Of Independent Colleges And Universities (maicu) Infrastructure Grant Program Act Of 2022" Administered By The Mississippi Department Of Finance And Administration And The Mississippi Department Of Health Utilizing Funds Made Available Under The Federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds And The Federal American Rescue Plan Act (arpa); To Provide That Such Grants Shall Be Made Available; To Prescribe Eligible Projects Under The Grant Program; To Authorize The Department Of Finance And Administration To Promulgate Grant Application Regulations And Engineering Assistance; To Authorize The Department Of Finance And Administration To Administer The Maicu Grant Program And Retain Administrative Costs; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund Designated As The "mississippi Association Of Independent Colleges And Universities (maicu) Infrastructure Grant Program Fund"; To Amend Sections 27-104-3 And 41-3-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2724/

SB2626 Comprehensive Landlord and Tenant Act; enact.

Introduced Session

2022 Regular Session

Summary
An Act To Enact The Comprehensive Landlord And Tenant Act; To Make Necessary Amendments To Title 89, Chapters 7 And 8 Of The Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Comply With A Federal Judicial Ruling; To Require Certain Disclosures To Be Made In The Summons Of An Eviction Action; To Inform The Tenant In The Summons That If The Judgment Of Possession Is Based On Nonpayment Of Rent, The Tenant Does Not Have To Move Out If The Tenant Pays All Unpaid Rent And Other Sums Awarded; To Inform The Tenant In The Summons That If The Tenant Does Not Move Out By The Court-ordered Date, The Tenant Shall Have A Certain Period Of Time After The Execution Of A Warrant Of Removal To Remove Personal Property That The Landlord Has Not Asserted A Lien Against; To Inform The Tenant That The Landlord May Dispose Of Any Personal Property Left At The Premises After The Period Of Time Afforded The Tenant; To Require That The Service Of Summons Be Made Pursuant To The Applicable Mississippi Rules Of Court; To Require The Judge To Order The Tenant To Vacate The Premises By A Certain Date If A Judgment Of Possession Is Granted To The Landlord; To Provide That Prior To The Date To Vacate Set By The Judge The Tenant Shall Have The Same Access To The Premises As Previously Allowed Under The Terms Of The Rental Agreement; To Authorize The Landlord To Prefile For A Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Clerk To Immediately Notify The Sheriff Or Constable Of The Prefiling For A Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Landlord To Affirm To The Clerk That The Tenant Has Not Relinquished Possession Of The Rental Unit Or Tendered Full Payment To The Landlord After The Move-out Date Has Passed; To Require The Clerk To Issue The Warrant Of Removal Upon The Affirmation Of The Landlord; To Require The Sheriff Or Constable To Execute The Warrant Within An Expedited Timeframe If Notice Of The Prefiling Was Given; To Provide That A Landlord Has A Duty Of Good Faith To Accept The Tender Of Full Payment Prior To The Issuance Of The Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Landlord To Provide The Tenant With Reasonable Access For A Certain Period To The Dwelling Unit To Retrieve Personal Property After The Execution Of The Warrant; To Authorize The Landlord To Recover Possession Of A Rental Unit, Without A Breach Of The Peace, If The Tenant Or Any Other Person Regains Possession Of The Rental Unit During The Period Of 72 Hours Provided To The Tenant For The Removal Of Personal Property; To Provide A Procedure For The Subsequent Execution Of The Warrant Of Removal If Necessary; To Repeal Sections 89-7-31, 89-7-33, 89-7-35 And 89-7-41, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Govern The Issuance Of Summons, The Service Of Summons, The Issuance Of A Warrant Of Removal, And The Form Of Judgment In Actions For Eviction Of A Tenant; To Repeal Sections 89-7-1 Through 89-7-49, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provide The Substantive Provisions Of Landlord Tenant Law In The State, On January 1, 2023; To Repeal Sections 89-8-1 Through 89-8-29, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Is The "residential Landlord And Tenant Act," On January 1, 2023; To Enact The Comprehensive Landlord And Tenant Act As A Separate Chapter Within Title 89; To Provide For Applicability Of The Chapter; To Define Terms; To Provide Jurisdiction For The Grant Of Relief And Enforcement Of Rights; To Provide That Every Duty Under This Chapter Imposes A Duty Of Good Faith; To Define When A Person Has Knowledge Of A Fact Under This Chapter; To Provide For Notice Under The Chapter; To Require Landlords To Make Certain Disclosures And To Provide Certain Information; To Require Tenant's To Make Certain Disclosures; To Provide General Provisions For A Fixed Term Tenancy; To Provide General Provisions For A Periodic Tenancy; To Provide General Provisions For Payment Of Rent; To Provide For The Effect Of An Unsigned Rental Agreement; To Prohibit Certain Rental Agreement Terms; To Provide For Landlord's And Tenant's Rights Without Notice To The Other Party Upon The Expiration Of A Term Rental Agreement; To Provide For Expiration Of A Periodic Tenancy Upon A Certain Notice; To Provide A Remedy For Landlord's Who Have A Tenant Hold Over Upon Expiration Of The Tenancy; To Provide For Attorney's Fee And Costs Under The Chapter; To Require The Landlord To Deliver Possession To The Tenant; To Prescribe The A Residential Landlord's Duties For Dwelling Units; To Provide For An Agreement Between A Landlord And A Tenant For The Tenant To Perform Certain Repairs; To Authorize A Landlord To Contract With An Agent; To Authorize A Residential Landlord To Adopt Written Rules Or Regulations Concerning Use Or Occupancy; To Require The Tenant To Give The Landlord Notice Of A Breach And An Opportunity To Remedy The Breach; To Provide The Tenant With Certain Remedies Upon The Noncompliance Of The Landlord; To Provide For A Limitation On Remedies If The Rental Unit Or Other Part Of The Premises Is Substantially Damaged Or Destroyed; To Provide The Tenant With Certain Remedies Upon The Material Noncompliance Of The Landlord; To Provide For The Termination Of The Rental Agreement Under Certain Circumstances; To Provide A Remedy For A Landlord's Failure To Deliver Possession To A Tenant; To Prescribe A Tenant's Duties For The Rental Unit; To Provide A Remedy For The Landlord When A Tenant Fails To Pay Rent Or Is In Material Noncompliance With The Rental Agreement Or This Chapter; To Authorize A Landlord To Deliver Notice Of The Immediate Termination Of The Tenancy With An Opportunity To Remedy The Breach If A Tenant Has Committed A Substantial Violation Of The Rental Agreement Or This Chapter, Has Threatened The Health Or Safety Of Others, Or Threatens Substantial Damage To The Premises; To Provide A Procedure For A Landlord, With The Assistance Of Law Enforcement, To Attain Temporary Possession Of The Rental Unit If A Tenant Has Committed A Substantial Violation Of The Rental Agreement Or This Chapter, Has Threatened The Health Or Safety Of Others, Or Threatens Substantial Damage To The Premises; To Provide For An Expedited Hearing Where The Landlord Has Attained Temporary Possession Of A Rental Unit Under This Chapter; To Abolish Distraint Or Distress For Rent For Residential Units; To Prohibit Liens On Residential Tenants' Property; To Provide For The Abandonment Of A Rental Unit By A Tenant; To Impose A Duty Of Mitigation On A Landlord Who Treats A Tenant's Abandonment Of A Fixed Term Rental Agreement As A Breach; To Provide That A Landlord Is Entitled To Reasonable Access To A Dwelling Unit; To Prohibit A Tenant From Unreasonably Refusing Entry; To Provide A Landlord A Remedy For Unreasonable Refusal Of Entry; To Create A Procedure To Be Followed Upon The Death Of A Tenant Of A Dwelling Unit Or Mobile Home Lot; To Reenact The Derrick Beard Act, Which Is The Act That Governs The Termination Of A Rental Agreement By A Co-signer Upon The Death Of A Lessee; To Create A Procedure For The Disposition Of A Tenant's Personal Property Within A Dwelling Unit; To Create A Procedure For The Disposition Of A Tenant's Personal Property From A Mobile Home Lot; To Create A Procedure For The Removal Of Personal Property Of A Deceased Tenant By A Tenant Representative; To Create A Procedure For The Disposition Of The Personal Property Of A Deceased Tenant Without A Tenant Representative; To Require A Landlord To Return The Security Deposit And Any Unearned Rent Within A Certain Period After The Termination Of The Rental Agreement; To Authorize The Landlord To Withhold Any Amounts From The Security Deposit Or Unearned Rent In Good Faith; To Provide For A Landlord's Remedies To Gain Possession Of A Rental Unit Without Seeking An Eviction; To Prohibit A Landlord From Performing Certain Actions; To Provide When Eviction Is Allowed Under This Chapter; To Prescribe Certain Documents To Be Filed To Commence An Eviction; To Prohibit The Court From Requiring A Landlord To File The Rental Agreement; To Authorize A Court To Treat A Tenancy As A Periodic Tenancy Where The Landlord Fails To Provide The Court With A Copy Of The Rental Agreement; To Provide For An Expedited Hearing Date Where A Landlord Requests A Judgment Of Possession Only; To Require The Clerk To Notice The Landlord Of Certain Information Upon Filing Of An Action; To Require That The Issuance And Service Of Summons Be Made Pursuant To The Applicable Mississippi Rules Of Court; To Require Certain Disclosures To Be Made In The Summons; To Inform The Tenant In The Summons That If The Judgment Of Possession Is Based On Nonpayment Of Rent, The Tenant Does Not Have To Move Out If The Tenant Pays All Unpaid Rent And Other Sums Awarded; To Inform The Tenant Of A Dwelling Unit In The Summons That If The Tenant Does Not Move Out By The Court-ordered Date, The Tenant Shall Have A Certain Period Of Time After The Execution Of A Warrant Of Removal To Remove Personal Property; To Inform The Tenant Of A Dwelling Unit That The Landlord May Dispose Of Any Personal Property Left At The Premises After The Period Of Time Afforded The Tenant Of The Dwelling Unit; To Inform The Tenant Of A Commercial Unit In The Summons That If The Tenant Does Not Move Out By The Court-ordered Date, The Tenant Shall Have A Certain Period Of Time After The Execution Of A Warrant Of Removal To Remove Personal Property That The Landlord Has Not Asserted A Lien Against; To Inform The Tenant Of A Commercial Unit That The Landlord May Dispose Of Any Personal Property Left At The Premises After The Period Of Time Afforded The Tenant; To Provide For A Default Judgment When The Tenant Does Not Appear; To Provide For A Mandatory Judgment For The Landlord When The Tenant Does Not Present A Valid Defense; To Provide For Certain Continuances; To Require The Judge To Order The Tenant To Vacate The Premises By A Certain Date If A Judgment Of Possession Is Granted To The Landlord; To Provide That Prior To The Date To Vacate Set By The Judge The Tenant Shall Have The Same Access To The Premises As Previously Allowed Under The Terms Of The Rental Agreement; To Authorize The Landlord To Prefile For A Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Clerk To Immediately Notify The Sheriff Or Constable Of The Prefiling For A Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Landlord To Affirm To The Clerk That The Tenant Has Not Relinquished Possession Of The Rental Unit Or Tendered Full Payment To The Landlord After The Move-out Date Has Passed; To Require The Clerk To Issue The Warrant Of Removal Upon The Affirmation Of The Landlord; To Require The Sheriff Or Constable To Execute The Warrant Within An Expedited Timeframe If Notice Of The Prefiling Was Given; To Provide That A Landlord Has A Duty Of Good Faith To Accept The Tender Of Full Payment Prior To The Issuance Of The Warrant Of Removal; To Require The Landlord To Provide The Tenant With Reasonable Access For A Certain Period To The Dwelling Unit To Retrieve Personal Property After The Execution Of The Warrant; To Authorize The Landlord To Recover Possession Of A Rental Unit, Without A Breach Of The Peace, If The Tenant Or Any Other Person Regains Possession Of The Rental Unit During The Period Of 72 Hours Provided To The Tenant For The Removal Of Personal Property; To Provide A Procedure For The Subsequent Execution Of The Warrant Of Removal If Necessary; To Provide A Remedy Against A Tenant Who Willfully Damages A Rental Unit During An Eviction; To Authorize Governmental Authorities To Contract With Qualified Tenant Management Organizations; To Require A Court In Eviction Proceedings To Preserve Certain Filings; To Provide That Appeals From Final Judgments Under This Chapter Shall Be Pursuant To Applicable Mississippi Rules Of Court; To Create A New Code Section In Title 75, Chapter 73, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Govern The Relationship Of Campground Owners And Guests Of A Campground; And For Related Purposes.
Sponsors
Chris Johnson
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2626/

Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of-ARPA funds.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation From The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund To The Department Of Mental Health For The Purpose Of Assisting With Behavioral And Mental Health Needs Exacerbated By The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, Responding To Other Public Health Impacts, Assisting Community Mental Health Centers, And Other Operational Expenses Allowable Under The American Rescue Plan Act; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2865/

Appropriation; National Guard,-ARPA funds.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation From The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund To The Mississippi National Guard For Allowable Capital Projects Under The American Rescue Plan Act; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2864/

COVID-19 Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program Fund; create.

Summary
An Act To Establish The Covid-19 Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program For The Purpose Of Promoting Tourism By Awarding Grants To Destination Marketing Organizations From Funds Provided By The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Provide That The Division Of Tourism, Mississippi Development Authority, Shall Administer The Grant Program; To Create A Special Fund In The State Treasury For Program Funds; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2849/

Appropriation; Mississippi Emergency Management Agency-ARPA funds.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation From The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund To The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency To Defray Eligible Covid-19 Expenses Allowable Under The American Rescue Plan Act; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2863/

Appropriation; Child Protective Services, Department of-ARPA funds.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation From The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund To The Department Of Child Protection Services For The Purpose Of Providing Enhanced Services To Child Welfare-involved Families And Foster Youth That Were Negatively Impacted By The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, And Other Operational Expenses Allowable Under The American Rescue Plan Act; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2862/

“Mississippi Water and Wastewater Transformation Infrastructure Grant Program Act of 2022”; establish.

Summary
An Act To Establish The "mississippi Water And Wastewater Transformation Infrastructure Grant Program Act Of 2022" Administered By The Mississippi Department Of Environmental Quality And The Mississippi Department Of Health Utilizing Funds Made Available Under The Federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds And The Federal American Rescue Plan Act (arpa); To Provide That Such Grants Shall Be Made Available To Municipalities, Counties And Rural Water Associations On A One-to-one Matching Basis And To Provide An Additional Grant To Smaller Municipalities Based On Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds; To Prescribe Eligible Projects Under The Grant Program; To Provide For Multiple Rounds Of Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Projects; To Authorize The Department Of Environmental Quality To Promulgate Grant Application Regulations And Engineering Assistance; To Authorize The Department Of Environmental Quality To Administer The Mcwwi And Rwwi Grant Programs And Retain Administrative Costs; To Create In The State Treasury Special Funds Designated As The "mississippi Water And Wastewater Infrastructure (mwwi) Municipal Grant Program Fund" And The "mississippi Rural Water And Wastewater Infrastructure (rwwi) Grant Program Fund"; To Amend Sections 49-2-9 And 41-3-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2822/

Mississippi Nurse/Health Science Training and Retention Act; establish.

Summary
An Act Entitled The "mississippi Nurse/health Science Training And Retention Act"; To Establish In The Office Of Workforce Development Of The Mississippi Department Of Employment Security The "mississippi Nursing Preceptor Grant Program"; To Prescribe Components Of The Grant Program And To Direct The Office Of Workforce Development To Promulgate Rules And Regulations Necessary To Administer The Program; To Provide For Multiple Rounds Of Grant Awards; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund Known As The "mississippi Nursing Preceptor Grant Program Fund"; To Establish In The Office Of Workforce Development Of The Mississippi Department Of Employment Security The "mississippi Health Science Training Infrastructure Grant Program"; To Prescribe Components Of The Grant Program And Direct The Office Of Workforce Development To Promulgate Rules And Regulations Necessary To Administer The Program; To Provide For Multiple Rounds Of Grant Awards; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund Known As The "mississippi Health Science Training Infrastructure Grant Program Fund"; To Amend Section 37-153-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2821/

Appropriation; Department of Health for ARPA Drinking Water and Rural Water Associations Infrastructure Grant Programs.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation To The State Department Of Health For The Purpose Of Funding The Arpa Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Program Established Under House Bill No. 1425, 2022 Regular Session, And The Arpa Rural Water Associations Infrastructure Grant Program Established Under House Bill No. 1421, 2022 Regular Session, For The Fiscal Year 2023.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb1538/

Appropriation; DEQ for ARPA Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program.

Summary
An Act Making An Appropriation To The Department Of Environmental Quality For The Purpose Of Funding The Arpa Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program Established Under House Bill No. 1425, 2022 Regular Session, For The Fiscal Year 2023.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-hb1537/

State budget; bring forward certain provisions, create the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, and transfer funds.

Summary
An Act To Bring Forward Sections 27-103-125, 27-103-139, 27-103-203, 27-103-211, 27-103-213 And 27-103-303, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Relate To The Budget Process, For Purposes Of Possible Amendment; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund To Be Designated As The "coronavirus Capital Projects Fund," Which Shall Consist Of All Funds Received By Or On Behalf Of The State Of Mississippi Through The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Provide That Monies In The Fund Shall Only Be Spent Upon Appropriation By The Legislature And Shall Only Be Used As Provided In The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Provide For Certain Transfers To The General Fund During Fiscal Year 2022; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2780/

“Mississippi Economically Disadvantaged Community (EDC) Infrastructure Grant Program Act of 2022”; establish.

Summary
An Act To Establish The "mississippi Economically Disadvantaged Community (edc) Infrastructure Grant Program Act Of 2022" Administered By The Mississippi Department Of Environmental Quality And The Mississippi Department Of Health Utilizing Funds Made Available Under The Federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds And The Federal American Rescue Plan Act (arpa) Blended With Community Development Block Grant Funds; To Provide That Such Grants Shall Be Made Available To Economically Disadvantaged Communities And To Prescribe Eligible Projects Under The Grant Program; To Authorize The Department Of Environmental Quality To Promulgate Grant Application Regulations And Engineering Assistance; To Authorize The Department Of Environmental Quality To Administer The Grant Program And Retain Administrative Costs; To Create In The State Treasury Special Funds Designated As The "mississippi Economically Disadvantaged Community (edc) Infrastructure Grant Program Fund"; To Amend Sections 49-2-9 And 41-3-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2022-sb2775/

SC538 Request Attorney General to petition the Mississippi Supreme Court to establish Covid-19 Landlord-Tenant Eviction Resolution Program.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
A Concurrent Resolution Requesting The Attorney General Of The State Of Mississippi To Petition The Mississippi Supreme Court To Implement A Covid-19 Landlord-tenant Eviction Resolution Program For Litigants To Participate In Prior To The Filing Of Court Action In Order To Fairly Address The Influx Of Eviction Actions Following The Lifting Of Certain Federal Government And Court-ordered Moratoria On Nonpayment Evictions.
Sponsors
Philip Moran John Polk Jeremy England
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2021-sc538/

State budget; enact and revise various provisions relating to.

Summary
An Act To Amend Sections 27-103-125 And 27-103-139, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete Some Temporary Exceptions From The Requirements For Preparing The Proposed State Budget; To Amend Section 27-103-203, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete Some Temporary Language Regarding Transfers From The Working Cash-stabilization Reserve Fund; To Amend Section 27-103-211, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete Some Temporary Exceptions To The Limit On General Fund Appropriations For The State Budget; To Amend Section 27-103-213, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete Some Temporary Language Regarding The Distribution Of The Unencumbered Cash Balance In The State General Fund At The End Of The Fiscal Year; To Amend Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete Some Temporary Language Authorizing Funds In The Capital Expense Fund To Be Used For The Emergency Plugging Of Orphaned Wells Identified By The Oil And Gas Board; To Amend Sections 1 And 9 Of Chapter 43, Laws Of 2020, To Transfer A Portion Of The Funds Appropriated For The Support Of The Public Community Colleges To Fund Life And Health Insurance For Employees Of The Public Community Colleges; To Repeal Section 16 Of Chapter 78, Laws Of 2020, Which Appropriates A Certain Amount From The Capital Expense Fund To The Division Of Medicaid; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund To Be Designated As The "mda Site Development Grant Program Fund," Which Shall Be Used By The Mississippi Development Authority To Make Grants To Assist Eligible Entities Under The Mississippi Site Development Grant Program; To Direct The State Fiscal Officer To Transfer The Full Balance In The Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund Into The Capital Expense Fund; To Direct The State Fiscal Officer To Transfer The Full Balance In The State Public School Education Technology Fund Into The Capital Expense Fund; To Repeal Section 57-1-451, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Creates The Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund To Be Designated As The "deq Water, Land And Air Contamination Projects Fund," Which Shall Be Used By The Mississippi Department Of Environmental Quality For The Purpose Of Assessment, Remediation, Operation And Maintenance, Cost-sharing, Oversight And Administration Of Water, Land And Air Contamination Projects Within The State Of Mississippi; To Direct The State Fiscal Officer To Transfer A Certain Sum From The Attorney General Contingent Fund To The Deq Water, Land And Air Contamination Projects Fund; To Authorize Certain Special Fund Agencies To Escalate Their Budgets During Fiscal Year 2022 To Implement And Fund Increases In The Annual Salaries Of Their Employees; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund To Be Designated As The "coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund," Which Shall Consist Of All Funds Received By Or On Behalf Of The State Of Mississippi Through The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Provide That Monies In The Fund Shall Only Be Spent Upon Appropriation By The Legislature And Shall Only Be Used As Provided In The Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Create In The State Treasury A Special Fund To Be Designated As The "coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund," Which Shall Consist Of All Funds Received By Or On Behalf Of The State Of Mississippi Through The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021 For Distribution To Nonentitlement Units Of Local Government; To Provide That The Fund Shall Be Administered By The Department Of Finance And Administration; To Provide That The Department Of Finance And Administration Shall Distribute The Funds To Nonentitlement Units Of Local Government In Accordance With The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Provide That The Funds Shall Only Be Used As Provided In The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Of The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021; To Create A Special Fund In The State Treasury To Be Known As The Ross Barnett Reservoir Dredging Fund, Which Shall Consist Of Monies Deposited Into Fund By The Board Of Directors Of The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District From The Lease Payments, Fees And Other Funds Received By The District During The Fiscal Year; And For Related Purposes.
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2021-hb109/

SB2317 Landlords; prohibit discriminatory action against prospective or current tenant based on source of income.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
An Act To Amend Section 89-8-11, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That A Landlord May Not Take Certain Discriminatory Action Against A Tenant Based On The Source Of Income Of An Otherwise Eligible Prospective Or Current Tenant; And For Related Purposes.
Sponsors
Angela Turner-Ford
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2021-sb2317/

SB2242 Landlord-tenant law; revise.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
An Act To Amend Section 89-8-23, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Enact Certain Sanctions On Landlords Who Violate Specific Duties Under The Residential Landlord-tenant Act; And For Related Purposes.
Sponsors
Derrick Simmons
Last Action
Died In Committee
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https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/ms-2021-sb2242/

Must-Know Mississippi Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used

Law Paint Law

It is required by landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Discrimination Law

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

Tenant Duties

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Security Deposit Limit

Before a tenant moves in, you can charge them a security deposit. Fortunately, doesn’t have any limitations regarding the amount the deposit can be. You can set an amount based on the property’s rent or value. And you can charge a security deposit for short-term or long-term leases. Then, you can hold onto that amount for the duration of the tenant’s stay. While you can use the money from the deposit, it’s smart to keep it in a separate account. When the tenant moves out, you can make sure you have enough money to pay them back. You can outline the terms of the security deposit, such as the amount and when you will return it, in your lease agreement. That way, you and your tenant both understand the terms, and you can use similar language if you ever buy property in another state.

A Legal Lease Document

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

Required Disclosures

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

Providing a Safe Environment

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

 Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

Laws About Making Repairs

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Security Deposits

It is common for landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

Renters Right To Privacy

Most landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

Landlord-Tenant Laws: Essential For Protecting Yourself Legally and Financially

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more You can find more resources and guides here.

Reviewing Laws for Landlords

Understanding laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

Mississippi Landlord Legislation Blog

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Eviction Moratorium Ends

Time to Focus on Rental Assistance Breaking News August 27, 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year. In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium to be unlawful was no longer justified. In their order, the justices wrote, “The

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A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

The real estate market is in a particularly unusual state in 2021 as the overall economy seeks to correct itself during an ongoing pandemic. One of the more surprising results of the past year is that while housing prices are going up, the cost to rent is, in many places, going down or stabilizing. Now is a great time for property owners to analyze the kind of leasing agreements they typically offer. Is month-to-month rental a better solution in the present,

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

If you’re a landlord who has recently discovered the presence of unknown tenants living in one of your properties, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Is this trespassing? Can you simply kick them out? The answer is not quite so simple, assuming these unexpected tenants are squatters. We tend to think of squatters in basic, colloquial terms: people who have moved into a property they don’t own or rent and live there without permission. However, you’ve probably also heard

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

As a landlord, your hope is to bring on high-quality tenants that abide by the lease and pay rent on time each month. However, you might be surprised at how likely it is that you could find yourself going through the eviction process at some point in your tenure. In the past few years, US eviction data was compiled and revealed just how common evictions actually are. In fact, in 2016 alone, 2.3 million evictions were filed in America. Our goal is

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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