Louisiana Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: need to file suit for non payment of rent over $5000 which court is appropriate in Lafayette, Louisiana?

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Answered on Mar 30, 2017

A claim of this size is probably best brought in Lafayette City Court (assuming it's within city limits). I would contact the Clerk of Court for the 15th JDC and ask how to proceed. I will warn you that even if you do get a court order awarding back rent, in many cases it is very difficult to actually collect.
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Q: Hello, I have a question about receiving my security deposit back.

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Answered on Feb 8, 2017

You didn't ask a question. What are you wondering?
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Q: How can I get out of my lease?

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Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Unless you informed your landlord of you reasons for getting the lease AND the landlord agreed that you could get out of the lease if it did not work (written in the lease) they you cannot get out of the lease without the landlord's consent. The only provisions I am aware of for military personnel when it comes to breaking a lease is 1) receiving PCS orders to move to another location, 2) orders to be deployed overseas, or 3) orders to live in on base housing.
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Q: Staying with a renter who allowed me to stay without landlord permission no lease

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Answered on Aug 19, 2016

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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Q: In Louisiana does a landlord forfeit the deposit if he goes past the 30 days? Did not break lease, was at will tenant.

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Answered on Aug 13, 2016

Security deposits are the one of the biggest disputes between a former landlord and tenant. If a tenant complies with all the terms of the lease, especially the required notice when they are moving out, and delivered the leased premises back to the landlord in the same condition in which the tenant received it, then the former tenant is normally entitled to his security deposit back from the landlord.

The tenant has to send a written demand for his security deposit back and let the...
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Q: In Louisiana, can the tenant use the deposit for last months rent?

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Answered on May 20, 2014


§3251. Lessee's deposit to secure lease; retention by lessor; conveyance of leased premises; itemized statement by lessor

A. Any advance or deposit of money furnished by a tenant or lessee to a landlord or lessor to secure the performance of any part of a written or oral lease or rental agreement shall be returned to the tenant or lessee of residential or dwelling premises within one month after the lease shall terminate,...

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