Mississippi Landlord Retaliation Laws

Mississippi Landlord Retaliation Laws

Last Updated: May 13, 2023

Tenant Protected Actions
  • Exercising Legal Tenant Rights
Landlord Retaliatory Actions
  • Raising Rent
  • Bad-Faith Actions
Penalties for Retaliation
  • Retaliation Fails
  • Recover Monetary Damages

When Is It Illegal for Landlords to Retaliate in Mississippi?

It’s illegal for Mississippi landlords to retaliate with raised rent, or bad-faith actions (including eviction in bad faith), against a renter who has exercised his rights under the Mississippi Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.

What Can Tenants Do in Response in Mississippi?

Mississippi tenants have the burden of proof to establish a landlord’s bad faith or intent to retaliate. If a court agrees, the judge will block the retaliatory actions. In severe cases, the tenant might also claim constructive eviction and move out, which ends the lease.