2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 89 - REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Chapter 8 - Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
89-8-5 - Waiver of rights prohibited; provisions prohibited in rental agreement.
§ 89-8-5. Waiver of rights prohibited; provisions prohibited in rental agreement.
In any agreement, oral or written, for the rental of real property as a dwelling place, a landlord or tenant may not agree to waive or otherwise forego any of the rights, duties or remedies under this chapter, except as otherwise provided by this chapter. No rental agreement may provide that the tenant or the landlord:
(a) Authorizes any person to confess judgment on a claim arising out of the rental agreement; or
(b) Agrees to the exculpation or limitation of any liability of the landlord arising as a result of the landlord's willful misconduct or the costs connected therewith.
Sources: Laws, 1991, ch. 478, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 1991, and shall apply to rental agreements entered into after such date.
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