Category Archives: Legislation

New Real Estate Related Law

The Mississippi Legislature recently enacted a new law requiring real estate agents, licensed in the state, to have background checks and have fingerprints on file with law

This is great news for the home seller and is a move fully supported by the Mississippi Association of REALTORS.  Sellers can have peace of mind about who enters their house to view it. Real estate agents have always been required to take a Code of Ethics class, but now sellers are protected further by knowing their agent and those agents that bring buyers into their  houses, are law abiding citizens as well.

Starting July 1, 2016, new agents and those renewing their license (an annual event)  will have to have a state FBI background check and fingerprints taken.

If you have any questions about this, please contact me or your real estate agent for  more information.

Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors, 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655. 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344 Equal Housing

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Legislation to Limit Liability for Property Owners

An important bill in the Mississippi Legislature last week was the passage of HB 767. This legislation would codify the common law duty of care of a land possessor to a trespasser and licensee. There have been attempts through rewriting tort law definitions used by courts to expand the liability of a landowner to a trespasser. This bill limits liability. There is a companion bill SB 2464 in the Senate which could be voted on as early as tomorrow morning.

Homeowners and other property owners in Mississippi need to take note and contact their state Senator today to encourage them to vote for SB 2464.  Let’s keep our liability to a minimum.

For more information, read SB 2464 here.

Find your legislator on the Mississippi Legislature website

Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors. 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford MS 38655  662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344. Equal Housing.