2017 Mississippi Code
Title 89 - Real and Personal Property
Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant
§ 89-7-31. Issuance of summons; notice that landlord may dispose of tenant's personal property if judge awards exclusive possession of premises

Universal Citation: MS Code § 89-7-31 (2017)
  • (1) On receiving the affidavit, the county judge, justice court judge, municipal judge, or other officer shall issue a summons, directed to the sheriff or any constable of the county, or the marshal of the municipality in which the premises, or some part thereof, are situated, describing the premises, and commanding him to require the person in possession of the same or claiming the possession thereof, immediately to remove from the premises, or to show cause before the justice court judge or other officer, on a day to be named not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) days from the date of the summons, why possession of the premises should not be delivered to the applicant.
  • (2) In addition to other information required for the summons, the summons shall state: "At the hearing, a judge will determine if the landlord is granted exclusive possession of the premises. If the judge grants possession of the premises to the landlord and you do not remove your personal property, including any manufactured home, from the premises before the date and time ordered by the judge, then the landlord may dispose of your personal property without any further legal action."
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