View a sample Mississippi rental application form template below (no sign up). Read further down our page to learn more about what’s included on rental applications in Mississippi, what information a landlord CAN’T ask for, and what Mississippi-specific regulations apply to the rental application process.
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Applicable Law In Mississippi
There is no limit under Mississippi law for what a landlord can charge for an application fee. The fee does not have to be refundable even if the application is denied. There is no limit on the amount of a separate security deposit charged by a landlord, which should only be paid by the tenant after their application is approved.
Landlords must have a signed consent form from an applicant to be allowed to run a background and credit check. Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an applicant has the right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigation, to be told if information is used against them, has the right to know what is contained in their file, the right to ask for their credit score (a fee may be charged for this), and the right to dispute any inaccurate information.
Fair Housing Laws in Mississippi
Discrimination is prohibited under the federal Fair Housing Act on the basis or color, race, nationality, religious affiliation, gender, family status, and disability. The state of Mississippi has a brochure on this called the CSD Fair Housing laws.
A landlord in Mississippi cannot discriminate when renting to someone. Landlords are not allowed to have different terms for different types of people. If you have children, you cannot be discriminated against unless the rental unit is in an exempt age-restricted facility.
If you are disabled, the landlord should make reasonable accommodations so you can use the facilities in ways that are similar to a person without a disability. You are also allowed to make reasonable modifications to your rental unit at your own expense to accommodate your disability. The landlord can require that you put the rental unit back to its original condition when you move.
Other Mississippi Templates and Forms
- Residential Lease Agreement
- Sublease Agreement
- Month-to-Month Rental Agreement
- Room Rental Agreement
- Commercial Lease Agreement