Houma, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: Are we responsible for home owner insurance if we lived in home?

Question from Louisiana. My mother bought a second home approximately 5 years ago. My husband and I along with our 4 kids have lived in the home. Verbal agreement was we pay the homeowners insurance. My mother recently gave us 30notice to vacate she intends to sell. We vacated on Sept 15th. We paid homeowners insurance in Aug which covers Sept. She is now saying we must pay Sept which would cover Oct are we liable? Additionally are we liable for utility expenses past our vacate date?

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Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Because your agreement was verbal, the result is a month-to-month lease agreement. And, generally, you would not be responsible for any utilities or other payments that cover a time period after your vacancy.

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