Legislative Update: Evictions

In Conner v. Alltin, LLC 2021 WL 5588731 (Nov. 30, 2021), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi held that certain Mississippi statutes regarding eviction were unconstitutional. Apparently in response to this case, the Legislature in SB 2461 made changes to evictions for both residential and non-residential leases. Changes applicable to all leases include allowing the tenant additional time to remove its personal property after a judgment of eviction is issued and permitting the landlord to give notice of default by email or text if the tenant has agreed to this in writing. This bill was signed by the Governor on April 21, 2022 and became effective on passage.