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A Louisiana lease agreement is a written document that is a legally binding promise between the landlord and the tenant. The landlord agrees to lease the property to the tenant for a certain amount of time if they pay a certain amount of money each month. In return, the tenant promises to pay a certain amount of rent each month by a certain day as well as to take reasonable care of the property. A Louisiana lease agreement is only legally binding if both the landlord and the tenant sign the agreement.
The most commonly used Louisiana lease agreements include a standard lease agreement (which usually lasts for 12 months), a month-to-month lease agreement, a roommate agreement, and a commercial lease agreement. All lease agreements must comply with state law. The Louisiana Attorney General provides a useful guide to the state’s landlord-tenant laws.
Because a standard Louisiana lease agreement is one of the most commonly used agreements, let’s talk about the components that should be included.
Both the landlord and the tenant should keep a copy of the signed Louisiana lease agreement.
The only disclosure required for a Louisiana lease agreement is a lead-paint disclosure. This disclosure is only required if the structure was built before 1978.
There is no state maximum on the amount of security deposit that can be requested in a Louisiana lease agreement. However, the landlord only has one month after the end of the tenancy to return the security agreement.