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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Pitt Bulls Owner Laws In Louisiana

If you live in a Apartments Complex that’s gated. Is it a law that tents has to have insurance on they pit bulls in Louisiana. The landlord only make them pay him and when I question him he said oh no, Nobody can’t have pits over here but they over here they be running around at times. Also in... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

Landlords can require pet insuranxe.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was injured during the ice storm after being unlawfully evicted from our residence.

This is kind of a two part question. One is what I would call an unlawful eviction and the other is that I injured myself while being forced to vacate our home during the ice storm. On Feb 4th 2021 the Marshall posted on the premise a notice for use to be in court on Feb 11th. He never knocked on... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 18, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and your injuries. At this point, your best option might be to reach out to local attorneys to discuss. You could use the link above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you could search on your own.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: built home on sister's land at her request pd by me now 5 years later she wants it moved

I paid for everything building materials, permits, deposits the only thing my name is not on is the lot. She's never wanted any money because I do all of the things her husband won't.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 17, 2021

OMG you built your sister a house!

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal in Louisiana for a landlord to ask for a nonrefundable deposit?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

A landlord can charge certain fees and designate them as non-refundable. Some of these fees could include charges upon your leaving the premises at the conclusion of your stay/lease/agreement. I would not call this a nonrefundable deposit, although I have seen written agreements characterizing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Lease agreement states 60 days notice must be given, tenant only gave 10, do we have any recourse to enforce the lease?

The original year lease was extended to month to month awhile ago. However, the original lease does state under the Automatic Renewal Section the following:

This lease shall be renewed automatically for one-month periods beginning on the first day of each month thereafter MAY 1st, 2020,... Read more »

Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Mar 28, 2021

You need to pay for a review of the contract by an attorney and bring the entire lease. The 60 day notice provision, if accurately represented, is "valid" because parties may contract on any matter not prohibited by law. Your question is unclear on how you think you can recover 60 days... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be kicked out at 18 if I'm still in high school in Louisiana? I'll start senior year 2 days after my birthday.

My mom tries to kick me out a lot but I refuse to leave because I'm 17. She says she legally can kick me out now but I know that legally I can leave on my own but she can't kick me out. She's also threatened to give me a criminal record but I don't drink, smoke do drugs,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 2, 2021

Yes she can kick you out at 18. Find a relative willing to let you move in.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Am I required to pay a termination of lease if someone else lives in the unit that I was supposed to be renting.

I signed a lease and paid deposit and first month rent. Next day I told the landlord I wasn't interested anymore. She said if she get someone in the house unit within 3 months that I will be off the hook. She rented the house the very next month. New tenant was living there. I checked my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2021

Check your lease for a lease termination fee. Send notice of your termination by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by fax to the landlord.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: How long does someone have to be gone from residence before I can do anything with their belongings
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2020

This depends on whether this is a tenant or family member. Call an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: My grandson lives with me without paying rent. How do I remove him?

He has started stealing from me, emotionally abusing me, and often I fear for my safety. How do I remove him from the house?

Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 27, 2020

If he is an adult evict him. If you can prove that he has stolen from you call the police

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: as a montly tenant without written lease do my parents have the right to unlock and leave my door open?

i have servere anxiety;i have a daughter only i take care of and no one else takes responsibility for.if my parents wont take responsibility for my daughter do they have the right to unlock my door and leave it open while i maybe asleep?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 30, 2020

It sounds like you may be in your parents property without a lease. You need to move before you are evicted.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be evicted from my own home?

My wife just passed away. She bequeathed half of my home to her son, which I had no knowledge of until a few days ago. He is the executor of her estate and wants his half of my house now. I know estate executors have a lot of power over a deceased's property and assets. Can he take my own... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 18, 2020

If her will left her half of the house to him and it was purchased during the marriage, that makes you the owner of the other half. Either of you can force a sale if neither of you wants to buy the other out. Call a successions attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I own a home on my grandparents land. They let me live here. Can they tell me when I can and can't leave or come home?

I bought the loan to a trailer they cosigned for my aunt and her husband. They bullied me into signing a document releasing them from responsibility as co-signer. They said if I didn't my mama and I had to leave and if we didn't they would have the law remove us. I was threatened to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 13, 2020

You own a trailer. You owe a lien for a trailer. They are still responsible for the lien if you don't pay it because I seriously doubt the lender would release to 2 cosigners. If you have a lease to the land, you can enforce it. If you don't, they can evict you. They have no other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: I moved out during separation, need to evict roommates to move back in. What are our legal rights if they refuse?

My husband took in roommates when I moved out of the house we jointly own during our separation. They need to move out since we reconciled and am moving back in. Do they have any legal rights & refuse to leave? What legal rights do I have since I own 50% & never agreed to anything with... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 29, 2020

You need a real estate attorney to do an eviction.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can i finally get my home

As a child I bought a house from my sister with money that my dead father had left me in cds at a bank, it was taken by

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

You didn't finish your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: I'm trying to figure out how I was search in my own home and now have possession of marijuana, just my landlord was mad?

First that is an illegal search and seizure right?? And also my landlord harassed me just because he is ex task force.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 30, 2019

Hire a criminal attorney to provide more details about the search.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Widow and 2 kids kicked out of a house by dead husband family w/o eviction notice !!! Legal or not in La ?

Not sure if Will was in play

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2019

A great deal more details needed. Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: If a restraining order is granted , how far does the accused have to stay away from accuser

2 brothers ( 1 whom had open heart surgery , the accuser ) against his brother ( the accused ) who threatened to hit him in the chest to kill him then said he would burn the trailer with him( cardiac pt ) in it

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 12, 2019

The accuser needs to make a criminal complaint with the Sheriff's office.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: I have a trailer on my mother's property the trailer and the property is paid off in full can She take my trailer away

My Mobile home is paid off in full and I have the title in my name it's setting on private property that's in my mother's name that is also paid off in full I did pay and have a mowdad down but I have not had the money for the lights or water just yet can she take my trailer from me... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 12, 2019

It's clear the trailer is titled to you. It's not clear who owns the land to answer your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Can an apartment complex in Louisiana require renters insurance as a term of a lease?

I've been looking, but can't find anything official in the rental law.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 15, 2019

Teaching opportunity: The law is not designed to solve every little problem that comes your way during this lifetime; the Latin phrase for this rule is "De minimus non curat lex." Accordingly, if Louisiana laws regarding "rental law" do not contain anything about landlords... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: What are my rights re: succession eviction and disability in the State of Louisiana?

84 yo mother died in December 2018 and did not leave a will - although it was very well known within the family what her intentions were. I had a massive brain bleed (stroke) 4years ago. She wanted me to remain in her house and be financially protected. Through succession of Mom’s estate, the... Read more »

Sye J Broussard
Sye J Broussard answered on Jun 15, 2019

Generally, an heir cannot be evicted from a house they are in possession of since they are a co-owner. You need a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected from an unauthorized eviction.

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