What is the Statute of limitations on abandonment of real property in Mississippi?

Generally, when real property is "abandoned" there are other entities that can acquire title legally. If there is a mortgage in default, the bank can foreclose and take possession of the property. If there is no mortgage and the owner has abandoned the property the town can take possession of the property for non-payment of property taxes. Title to real estate must be transferred legally. If you are thinking of acquiring property by adverse possession, in Mississippi, the duration of such possession is ten (10) years. Mississippi Code §15-1-7, 13.