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FILING AN EVICTION IN LOUISIANA

Month-to-Month Tenants If you rent by the month and do not have an agreement as to how long your rental will last, you are a "month-to-month" tenant.

If  you are a month-to-month tenant, your landlord can evict you for "no cause" or reason. But the landlord must give you 10 days' notice in writing before the end of the current rental period.   If the landlord does not give you the right notice, the judge should order the landlord to start the eviction process over - usually for the next month. Defenses to these 10 day "no cause" evictions are limited.

If you do something to break your agreement, like not paying your rent, your landlord can generally evict you on 5 days' notice.

Written Lease or Subsidized Housing  If you have a written lease or if you live in subsidized housing, your landlord usually needs a good reason to evict you.  For example, failure to pay rent or another violation of the lease.

If your lease has run out you may be evicted without a good reason, unless you live in public housing or certain types of subsidized housing.

Your landlord cannot legally evict you until he gets a court order allowing the eviction.  If your landlord tries to evict you without getting a court judgment, call the police. They should help you as long as there is no court order. As in most states, the landlord cannot legally change the locks, shut off your utilities or try to keep you out of your home.

A Notice to Vacate means that your landlord plans to file a lawsuit for your eviction if you don't move out by the end of the notice period. 

It is not a court order to move out. The landlord cannot get a court order for eviction until there has been a trial before a judge.  If you get a Notice to Vacate, you should quickly decide what to do. If you want to stay, you should first try to work out a deal with the landlord.  Some landlords just want their rent paid.

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If you don't have a good eviction defense, you should move. You need to find a new apartment before the landlord can get a court order evicting you.

If you do not move out by the end of the Notice to Vacate period, your landlord may have you served with court papers called a "Rule for Possession." 

A Rule for Possession is a lawsuit by the landlord asking that you be evicted. The Rule for Possession should tell you the date, time and place of the trial and the reasons why the landlord wants to evict you.

The Rule for Possession asks the court to hold a trial and decide whether you can be evicted.  If you want to fight the eviction, you have the right to be heard in court and present your defenses.

A landlord generally does not have to accept late rent unless it was within a grace period. The landlord may refuse the rent and sue you for eviction.  If he later accepts the rent or had a custom of accepting late rent, you may have a defense to an eviction for nonpayment of rent

Disclaimer: Eviction Laws in your state may change and there may be times when information on this web site may not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This website is not a substitute for advice from an attorney. ADDITIONAL LAWS MAY APPLY IN YOUR JURISDICTION. FIND EVICTION LAWYERS IN YOUR STATE

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