Louisiana Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Louisiana rental agreements are for the exclusive use of commercial and residential property owners and managers seeking to negotiate and bind a legal contract with a tenant for a period of time. Depending on the type or relationship, the lessor may choose from agreements that allow for the standard use of a one (1) year term, or allow occupancy for a tenant at will or through a sublet.


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This most common type in Louisiana, the residential lease agreement is a simple fill in the blanks format that outlines the terms and conditions of the a standard rental contract. To start the process, the landlord should have the tenant complete the rental application, agree on the terms and conditions of the lease including the Security Deposit (if any), and sign. Read the Guide to Renting provided by the Attorney General if the landlord or tenant have questions about their rights. Disclosures and Forms Lead-Based Paint…

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The Louisiana notice to quit is a form that is used by landlords in Louisiana that are seeking to collect late rent from a tenant that has missed their payment(s). This notice gives the lessee five (5) days to either pay the total amount due to the landlord and continue compliant in their lease agreement (unless it is a tenancy at will with no document) or move out of the property. If the tenant has not paid rent or moved…

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The Louisiana commercial lease agreement has been designed in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word with an easy fill-in-the-blanks format. With this document, a property owner can lease to a successful business tenant with clear terms and conditions. For additional questions, the landlord and tenant should refer to the Guide on Renting Commercial Property. There are three (3) different ways to structure the agreement; Gross – Gives all of the financial responsibility to the landlord, requiring him or her to pay for the maintenance, utilities,…

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The Louisiana month to month agreement, or Tenancy at Will, allows for a rental contract to be formed between a landlord and tenant that has no end date and may be cancelled within ten (10) days by either party (Law – Art. 2728. Notice of termination; timing). The landlord must still follow all Landlord-Tenant laws and therefore is advised to take precaution with every potential lessee with the rental application. DISCLOSURES AND HELPFUL FORMS Lead Paint – Provided by federal law for…

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The Louisiana rental application gives the landlord of a property access to an applying tenant’s criminal, credit, employment, and rental history, ensuring that there is a thorough understanding of the applying lessee’s background information. With this information, the landlord can decide if the applying tenant will be an honest, financially stable contribution to the property while not causing any problems to other tenants. In addition it is also recommend the landlord of a property request a security deposit from the tenant. The security deposit…

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The Louisiana sublease agreement is meant for tenants seeking to rent space they are currently under contract, for either a shared (roommate) or complete sublet arrangement. The tenant holding the master lease with the landlord is referred to as the sublessor, and they will be in complete control and obtain all the liability for any new tenant, or sublessee. For these reasons it is crucial that the sublessor mandate that any potential sublessee complete a rental application to verify that they…

All property managers/owners are advised to screen the applying tenant through the rental application.

REQUIRED DISCLOSURES

Louisiana does not have any State specific disclosures.

Lead-Based Paint – Required by federal law for any housing unit built prior to 1978.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits (9:3251)

Maximum – None.

Returning – One (1) Month.

Access by Landlord (Civ Code 2693)

The lessor has the right to make repairs but notice is not mentioned in the State laws.