Louisiana Rental Lease Agreement Forms and Templates | PDF | Word
Use a Louisiana lease agreement to outline the terms and conditions a tenant may use and occupy property in exchange for monthly rent. These forms are legally binding real estate contracts that do not expire until the end of the agreed upon term or if notified the contract will be terminating. If either party has any questions about his or her rights they should refer to the Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Law Book.
- Rental Application – As a Landlord or management company you may use this form to screen a potential tenant to ensure that he or she may be able to afford the rental payments every month.
- Standard Lease/Association of Realtors – Legal document binds a renter and property owner into an agreement that allows the occupation and use of a residential unit in return for monthly payments. The term may be any amount of time (most common is 12 months) as agreed upon by landlord and tenant.
- Month to Month – A type of contract that allows the tenant to occupy space for thirty (30) days at a time. With the payment of rent every month it automatically renews. The landlord or tenant may choose to edit or void the agreement with at least thirty (30) days written notice to one another. This type of arrangement is common among short-term lessee’s.
- SubLease – The act of a tenant re-leasing the same space they are occupying to someone else. The original tenant, or sublessor, will legally bear the full responsibility of the new tenant, or sublessee.
- Commercial – For the the renting of retail, industrial, or office related space. The landlord will typically request a long term arrangement such as a two (2) to five (5) year term due to the amount of investment generally made when fitting up the property. A tenant should review the Guide to Commercial Leasing prior to authorizing a commercial contract.
Common Landlord-Tenant Laws
- Security Deposit
- Maximum – No statutory limit on how much a landlord may require
- Returning – Landlord must return the deposit within one (1) month of move out
- Access – There is no law that states the landlord must give notice before entering the property
- When Rent is Late – There is no grace period in Louisiana, rent is due on the date stated in the lease and if paid after the tenant is subject to a late fee