Houston, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: Staying with a renter who allowed me to stay without landlord permission no lease

I am staying with a friend who is renting a home but with no lease or contract, something in that area so pretty much, he was the original renter so I don't pay rent. I only paid one month cause my friend didn't have the money. But the landlord does not write him receipts showing that he pays rent. HE ALSO never asked permission to move me into a room but she wants me out. Since there was no lease or contact or written out receipts, does the landlord have the right to make those people who the original renter allow to stay or does the original renter who actually pays rent absolutely HAVE to make me leave? No intercourse with him at all and we're not related.

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Robert Martin Louque Jr

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If there is no lease that means your friend is on a month to month lease. The landlord cannot physically make your friend remove you from the premises but what the landlord can do is issue a 10 day notice to vacate the premises and if your friend does not leave after the 10 days expires, bring him to court and ask a judge to make him leave.

You do not really need a reason to evict a tenant in a month to month lease other than "i do not want to rent to you anymore."

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