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Create and Download the Louisiana Residential Lease & Rental Agreement printable PDF for Landlords. This state-specific Lease is customizable and includes LA laws.
Document Last Modified: 9/13/2022
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Louisiana Residential Lease Agreement
If you rent property in Louisiana, you need a Lease Agreement that complies with all Louisiana Lease laws. That’s what it means to have a state-specific Lease Agreement.
Our Lease is EZ to create and guaranteed to comply with all Louisiana laws.
Here’s how our process works:
- Follow user-friendly prompts to customize your Lease.
- Review State Assist Tips that highlight important state laws. Note: All Louisiana-required terms, language, and disclosures are automatically included in your Lease Agreement.
- Select from over 25 addendums, disclosures, or additional documents to customize your Lease Package. For example you can add a Pet Addendum,Guest Policy or Mold Prevention Addendum.
- You and your Tenant can review and sign the Lease online with just a smartphone.
- Your executed Lease Agreement is automatically stored securely on the cloud with our ezCloudStorage.
It’s EZ. It’s all online. It’s quick - it usually takes about 15 minutes to create a Lease Package!
Make sure your Tenants have all the information they need about their new home by adding relevant addendums or disclosures to your Lease Package.
Choose from over 25 additional documents and add them to your package with the click of a button!
Our Louisiana Lease Agreement is guaranteed to comply with all Louisiana Lease Laws. That means you don’t need to worry about these laws when you create your Lease!
But, you’ll want to be familiar with key Landlord-Tenant laws when managing your Louisiana rental property.
Ending and Renewing
Fixed-Term Lease: Notice is not required for Lease termination and the Tenant shall vacate the premises unless otherwise specified in the Lease Agreement.
Month-to-Month Lease: Written notice must be given at least 10 days prior to the expiration of the current month.
There is no limit placed on the security deposit charged to the Tenant as long as it is reasonable.
Returned Payment Fee
Returned payment fees may not exceed $25 or 5% of the face amount, whichever is greater. Any such fees must be specified in the Lease Agreement.
Late fees should remain reasonable and related to the Landlord's actual expenses incurred.
Landlords may require Tenants to obtain renters insurance, and could make the failure to do so a breach of the Lease Contract.
Notice to Enter
Landlords are not required to give notice, however, it’s always recommended to give at least 24 hours’ notice before entering Leased premises.
There are no stated regulations forcing a landlord to accept a sub-lease arrangement.
Contact your local housing or zoning office to ensure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes, and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections or registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.
Louisiana does not have any state-specific disclosures that must be included in the Lease Agreement.
- Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: Pursuant to federal law, if a rental unit was built before 1978, occupants must be provided with a lead-based paint disclosure.
We have over 25 disclosures, addendums, and additional documents that you can add to your Lease Package with just the click of a button!
Do Lease Agreements need to be notarized in Louisiana?
No, Lease Agreements do not have to be notarized in Louisiana. If both the Landlord, or lessor, and Tenant, or lessee, sign the Lease Agreement it’s legally binding. If the parties want to have the contract notarized they can, but this isn’t required.
Are written Lease Agreements required in Louisiana?
According to Louisiana law, Lease Agreements may be written or oral. That said, we highly recommend always having a written Lease Agreement. This is vital for ensuring that you and your rental property are fully protected.
Anyone who rents real estate - whether it’s an apartment, duplex, single-family home, or condo - should have a written Lease Agreement in place before handing over possession of your property to renters.
How do you write a simple Lease Agreement?
A simple Lease Agreement covers the basic terms of the rental relationship. This includes the name of the Landlord and Tenant, the Lease term, the rent amount, late fee policies, and security deposit amount.
There are some basic, generic Lease Agreements available online, but if you start with one of these, make sure that it’s state-specific. The Louisiana Association of Realtors offers a blank, fillable standard Lease form. However, this does not provide the complete protection that Louisiana Landlords need. Instead, you need a customizable Lease that covers all aspects of your rental property.
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What’s the standard Lease term in Louisiana?
The standard Louisiana Lease term is 12 months (1 year). That said, you can have longer or shorter Lease terms as long as the term is stated in the Lease Agreement. We offer Month-to-Month Lease Agreements, Vacation Rental Contracts, Short-Term Lease Agreements, and Long-term Lease Agreements to meet every Landlord’s needs.
How should you store your signed Rental Contract?
Once you’ve got a fully executed Lease Agreement, it’s important to keep it accessible so that you can refer to its terms and use it to protect you if problems arise with the Tenant.
Our Lease Agreements are automatically stored securely in the cloud with our ezCloudStorage. This is a safe and EZ way to store your Leases and stay organized. However, if you’d like a hard copy, it’s EZ to download as a PDF and the executed copy is printable.
We offer a variety of ways for you to store your Lease Agreement. The key is finding one that works for you and ensures you have access to all signed Leases.
Louisiana Rental Forms and Templates
Louisiana Landlords need rental forms for the entire Landlord Lifecycle.
That’s why we have over 450 forms, including state-specific forms, for Landlords to use!
- Rental Application: Use our Free Rental Application to start the screening process and to ensure you only rent to qualified Applicants. View a sample Rental Application here.
- Tenant Welcome Letter: Customize a Welcome Letter to provide new Tenants with everything they need to know about their new home.
- Move-In/Move-Out Walkthrough Checklist: Use this walkthrough checklist to document property condition at move-in and move-out. This is a must if you collect a security deposit
- Rent Ledger: Our user-friendly rent ledger makes it EZ for Landlords to keep track of rent payments and to document any missed payments.
- Louisiana 5-Day Notice to Vacate for Nonpayment of Rent: This form should be used when a Tenant is late on rent beyond the grace period, as provided in the Lease Agreement
- Louisiana 5-Day Notice to Vacate: This notice should be used for a Lease violation other than non-payment of rent.
- Louisiana 10-Day Notice to Vacate: This notice is required if there’s a month-to-month Lease Agreement or if there’s no written Lease Agreement.
- Louisiana Petition for Eviction: After serving proper notice, a Louisiana Landlord may file this petition in the city, town, or locality where the rental unit is located
- Guide to Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Laws: This resource outlines Louisiana Lease laws and provides a good overview of Landlord and Tenant rights.
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Other State Lease Agreements
If you have rental units in multiple states, you need a state-specific Lease Agreement for each one. Don’t worry, we’ve got them all!
- Alabama Residential Lease Agreement: Create the complete Alabama Lease Package online in minutes!
- Arkansas Lease Agreement: Customize your Arkansas Lease Agreement entirely online.
- Mississippi Rental Contract: Guaranteed to comply with all Mississippi Lease laws.
- Oklahoma Residential Lease Agreement: Complies with all Oklahoma state Lease laws as well as all Oklahoma City Lease requirements.
- Texas Residential Rental Contract: Sign and store your Texas Lease Agreement online!
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