2018 Mississippi Code
Title 89 - Real and Personal Property
Chapter 8 - Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
§ 89-8-11. Rules and regulations of landlord concerning tenant’s use and occupancy of premises.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 89-8-11 (2018)
  • (1) A landlord may, from time to time, adopt rules or regulations, however described, concerning the tenant’s use and occupancy of the premises. They are enforceable against the tenant only if:

    • (a) Their purpose is to promote the convenience, safety or welfare of the tenants in the premises, preserve the landlord’s property from abuse, or make a fair distribution of services and facilities provided for the tenants generally;

    • (b) They are reasonably related to the purpose for which they are adopted;

    • (c) They apply to all tenants in the premises in a fair manner;

    • (d) They are sufficiently explicit in their prohibition, direction or limitation of the tenant’s conduct to fairly inform him of what he must or must not do to comply;

    • (e) They are not for the purpose of evading the obligations of the landlord.

  • (2) A rule or regulation adopted or amended after the tenant enters into the rental agreement is enforceable against the tenant if reasonable notice of its adoption or amendment is given to the tenant and it does not work a substantial modification of the rental agreement.

  • (3) If the dwelling unit is an apartment in a horizontal property regime, the tenant shall comply with the bylaws of the association of the apartment owners; and if the dwelling unit is an apartment in a cooperative housing corporation, the tenant shall comply with the bylaws of the corporation.

  • (4) Unless otherwise agreed, the tenant shall occupy his dwelling unit only as a dwelling unit.

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