Louisiana Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF

Louisiana rental agreements are for commercial and residential property owners and managers seeking to negotiate and create a binding legal contract with a tenant. Depending on the type of 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. Sublease agreements are also available for tenants who wish to rent all or part of their rental space to another individual.

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Louisiana Lease Agreements

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The Louisiana standard one (1) year residential lease agreement is a contract that details the terms and conditions of a rental agreement between a landlord and tenant. The lease has a one (1) year duration with monthly payments due on the first of each month (unless otherwise stated in the document). To ensure that the tenant will be able to pay their rent on time, the landlord should have the tenant complete a rental application to view their financial history. Association…

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The Louisiana month-to-month lease agreement (also called a “tenancy at will”) allows for a rental contract to be formed between a landlord and tenant that has no end date. This type of agreement only lasts for one (1) month and is only renewed when the tenant pays their rent at the beginning of each month. The landlord must still follow all landlord-tenant laws and is therefore advised to take precaution with every potential lessee by having them complete a rental…

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The Louisiana five (5) day eviction notice is used by landlords who are seeking to collect late rent from a tenant that has missed their payment(s). This notice gives the tenant five (5) days to either pay the total amount due to the landlord and continue in their lease agreement, or move out of the property. If the tenant refuses to pay rent or move out of the property, the landlord may begin the process of having them evicted. If…

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The Louisiana rental application, once completed by an applying tenant, gives landlords access to their criminal, credit, employment, and rental history. With this information, the landlord can decide if the applying tenant will be an honest, reliable, and financially stable tenant while not causing any problems to other tenants. The landlord may charge the tenant for the application fee, even if they are not accepted.

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A Louisiana commercial lease agreement enables property owners to lease commercial space to a business entity or owner. The space being rented may be used for retail, office, or industrial purposes, depending on the needs of the tenant. Often, the landlord will prepare the space to suit the tenant’s needs as a part of their arrangement. The landlord may choose to structure the agreement in one (1) of three (3) ways listed below. Gross – Gives all of the financial…

The Louisiana sublease agreement is meant for tenants seeking to rent space that they currently lease, either for 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 recommended that the sublessor mandate that any potential sublessee complete a rental application to verify that they…

DISCLOSURES

Louisiana does not have any State-specific disclosures.

Lead-Based Paint – Required by federal law for any housing unit built prior to 1978 to warn tenants of the possibility of lead-based paint on the premises.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum (§9:3251) – There is no limit on how much a landlord can demand a tenant pay for a security deposit.

Returning (§9:3251(A)) – Security deposits must be refunded within one (1) month from the lease termination date.

LANDLORD’S ACCESS/ENTRY

Access by Landlord (CC 2693) – The lessor has the right to make repairs but notice is not mentioned in the State laws.

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