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Louisiana Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

A Louisiana lease agreement is a contract formed between a landlord and a tenant regarding the rental of commercial or residential property. All rental agreements must conform to state laws and are invalid if they contravene legal requirements and limitations. The majority of leases renew automatically or allow the tenant to renew at the end of the lease’s term. It is essential that all parties mentioned in the document sign the agreement to place it into effect.

Rental Application – A rental application is used to obtain the personal and employment information of potential tenants in order to ascertain their viability for a vacancy.

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Agreements: By Type (6)

Commercial Lease Agreement – Used to rent out a non-residential property such as office space or industrial warehouses.

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Rent-to-Own (Lease Option) Agreement – This type of lease provides the tenant with the ability to purchase the property providing they’ve complied with the terms and conditions of the agreement.

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement – A month-to-month lease is a rental agreement without a defined end date. Instead, the tenant will renew the lease each month by paying the rent.

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Roommate Agreement – An agreement strictly between tenants that breaks down the division of rent and utilities, and provides all other terms and conditions of sharing the communal space.

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Sublease Agreement – An agreement between a tenant and a sub-tenant that allows the former to rent their space to the latter for the term and price determined in the contract.

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Disclosures (1)

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requires landlords to inform their tenants in writing that their residence may contain lead-based paint if it was built before 1978.

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Landlord-Tenant Laws


Landlord’s Access

General Access – No statute.

Emergency Access – No statute.


Rent

Grace Period – No statute.

Maximum Fees ($) – No statute.

Rent Increase Notice – No statute.


Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) – No statute.

Returning to Tenant (§ 9:3251) – A deposit must be returned to the tenant within one (1) month of the termination of the lease.

Interest Required? – No statute.

Separate Bank Account? – No statute.