Louisiana Lease Agreements | Residential & Commercial

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A Louisiana rental agreement is between a landlord and tenant for the rental and use of a residential or commercial property. The tenant will agree to maintain the property and pay rent on a monthly basis to the landlord. The landlord is recommended, before authorizing a lease, to run a credit check on the tenant and verify their income through their employer or past pay stubs.

Rental Application – To obtain the tenant’s personal information and consent to run a credit check.

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Agreement Types (7)


Association of Realtors Lease Agreement – Provided by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors for the use of residential tenancies.

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Commercial Lease Agreement – Used for property that has an office, retail, industrial, or any other type of space that may be available for a business to operate.

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement (CC 2728) – Has a start date and no end period. The tenancy ends when either the landlord or tenant gives the other party ten (10) days’ notice before the next payment date.

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Rent-to-Own Lease Agreement – Standard rental contract that gives the lessee the power to buy the premises with an option listed in the document.

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Room Rental (Roommate) Agreement – A written consensus among persons living in a shared housing arrangement.

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Standard Residential Lease Agreement – Landlord and tenant arrangement with a fixed start and end date.

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Sublease Agreement – Form for a tenant who wants to rent the space they are under contract for to someone else, known as the “subtenant”.

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Disclosures (1)

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form – For any residence built prior to 1978.

Access

The landlord is not required to give the tenant notice before entering the property for any repair or any other reason. It is recommended that the lessor always be in good communication with the lessee and always give them some type of notice.

Security Deposits

Maximum – There is no State maximum. The landlord may request as much as possible from the tenant.

Returning (Revised Statute 9:3251) – The landlord has one (1) month from the tenancy end date to return the funds back to the tenant.

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