Category: Real Estate Disputes

Improvements to Real Property

Improvements to Real Property – when payment is due. Section 87-7-3 of the Mississippi Code applies to all payments due to a contractor under all construction contracts (excluding public construction contracts). With respect to partial, progress or interim payments, they must be paid whenever the parties’ contract says they are due. If such payments are [..]

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Mississippi’s New Home Warranty Act

For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest purchase they will ever make. Buying a home and then discovering defects can have serious ramifications. So, what options are available to you? The New Home Warranty Act In Mississippi, the buyer of a home can pursue a builder under a number of legal [..]

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Do I have to pay rent if the landlord won’t make repairs?

Note: This article applies to rent paid on residential property such as apartments and homes. Different rules apply to commercial property. Mississippi’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. This Mississippi Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (the “Act”) can be found starting at Section 89-8-1 of the Mississippi Code. The Act covers many issues between a landlord [..]

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Adverse Possession in Mississippi – by S. Craig Panter

The doctrine of “adverse possession” refers to the ability acquire legal ownership of land belonging to someone else by simply using that land for a long period of time. A person who seeks to acquire legal ownership by adverse possession must demonstrate all of the following. Use of land belonging to another. The most common [..]

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Can my spouse sell our home without my permission?

Home One spouse trying to sell the family home without consent of the other   I see this question a lot. Sometimes both spouses own a home and the deed lists both as owners. Other times, only one spouse owns the house. In either instance, the answer is “no”. One spouse cannot sell the couple’s [..]

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