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Louisiana Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

A Louisiana lease agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant that details all provisions regarding the rental of commercial or residential property. It can be a lengthy legal document used to delineate the terms and conditions of leasing large office spaces, or it can be as simple as an agreement among roommates that relays the division of rent and household chores. Regardless of the purpose, 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.

Contents

Agreements: By Type (7)


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

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College Roommate Agreement – A simple form that details the various obligations and duties associated with shared living space at a university or college.

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Lease with Option to Purchase (Lease to Own) – This type of lease is used in commercial and residential real estate. It 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 one 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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Standard (1-year) Lease Agreement – A common, residential agreement that terminates after one (1) year.

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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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Landlord-Tenant Laws

Disclosures

There are no state-specific disclosures that a landlord must supply their tenant.

Landlord’s Access

General Access – There are no laws in Louisiana that restrict landlords from accessing the property when they see fit. However, it is recommended that warning be provided to tenants to maintain a strong landlord-lessee relationship.

Emergency Access – Not mentioned in Louisiana Law.

Rent

Grace Period (CC 2703)- There is no mention of a grace period for late rent in Louisiana state law.

Maximum Fees ($) – There are no laws in Louisiana that mention fees for late rent.

Rent Increase Notice – There are no laws in Louisiana that mention a mandatory notice period for rent increase.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) – There is no state-mandated limit for the amount a landlord may charge as a security deposit.

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? – Not mentioned in Louisiana state law.

Separate Bank Account? – Not mentioned in Louisiana state law.