A standard residential lease agreement in Mississippi usually does not exceed one year. If the lease is longer than one year, it must be in writing.
Verbal leases are permitted for tenancies lasting less than one year, but it is recommended that all leases be in writing regardless of duration. It is harder to prove an oral agreement.
If there is no term specified in the lease, the tenancy is month-to-month (unless rent is paid weekly) (MS Code § 89-8-19 (2018)).
The information for this answer was found on our Mississippi Residential Lease Agreement answers.