2017 Mississippi Code
Title 11 - Civil Practice and Procedure
Chapter 19 - Ejectment
§ 11-19-97. How improvements estimated and judgment therefor
The jury shall find the actual cash value of such improvements and the amount of taxes paid, the value of the mesne profits and damages, and the actual cash value of the land without the improvements. Where the value of the improvements and taxes exceed the value of the mesne profits and damages, the defendant shall have a lien upon the land for the difference between the value of the mesne profits and the value of the improvements and taxes so found, and execution shall not issue in favor of the plaintiff until he shall have paid the amount so due to the defendant. Unless the plaintiff, within three months after the rendition of the verdict, pay the amount so due, the defendant may pay to the plaintiff the assessed value of the land with interest from the date of the verdict, and pay the costs of the suit, and thereupon the execution of the judgment for the recovery of the land shall be perpetually stayed. If the defendant fail to pay to the plaintiff the value of the land so assessed, with interest and costs of suit, within three months after the expiration of the time allowed the plaintiff for making payment, an execution shall issue for the sale of the land recovered in the ejectment.