Louisiana Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Louisiana Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template is a reusable form which may serve a property manager/landlord when renting a property. This form will contain the necessary components of a full bodied lease arrangement. It will also allow for individual negotiable items which would typically be specific to a property, landlord, and tenant (i.e. the time period of its effect or the rent amount). Thus while retaining the required disclosures and conditions while being versatile enough to gear it towards a particular rental agreement, this becomes a powerful tool in maintaining a healthy landlord-tenant relationship.

When filling out this form, it should be kept in mind that everything will be binding upon both parties once they have been attached to their respective roles of landlord and tenant. This makes it imperative that each signature party has ample time to fully review and comprehend this contract. Each negotiable item entered will be considered binding upon the individual it pertains to after it has been signed by each party involved. Therefore, issues such as the condition of the property, maintenance responsibilities, the rental amount, and the term of its lifetime should be taken very seriously. This contract will remain in effect for the entirety of its named lifetime.

Laws§ 9:3251 – § 9:3261 (Scroll down on page)

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How to Write

Step 1 – The first paragraph requires the calendar day, month, and year of the agreement entered in the first three blank spaces.

Step 2 – In the paragraph known as “Term,” enter the date the lease shall start then enter the date the lease shall terminate or end.

Step 3 – The “Rent” paragraph enter the monthly rent amount that must be paid to the landlord on the first two blank spaces.

Step 4 – In the “Rent” in section “A,” enter the penalty fee for being late with the rent then the daily charge the tenant must pay for each day the rent is late.

Step 5 – The last section requiring attention in “Rent” will be section “C.” Here, enter the penalty a tenant must pay the landlord for each check the tenant has attempted to use as a rent payment the bank has denied.

Step 6 – The paragraph labeled “Security Deposit,” will require the security amount to be reported in the blank space.

Step 7 – In the “Tenant’s Hold Over” section enter the dollar amount that will be due should the landlord allow the tenant to stay after the termination of the lease on a month-to-month basis.

Step 8 – The “Notice” paragraph requires both the Tenant’s address and Landlord’s address. Each address will be an official address of that party where he/she will receive any notices from the other concerning the lease or the property.

Step 9 – The end of the document shall begin with the words “As to the Landlord…” On this line, enter the date of the lease agreement.

Step 10 – The landlord and tenant will each need to sign each of their names, print each of their names, then enter the date each has signed this document.