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Basic Landlord-Tenant Law

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  • Before You Rent or Sign a Lease--Tips for Renters

    Tips for prospective renters. You can also listen to a recording this LawHelp item. Click on the title for more. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Consumer Law -- information from the Louisiana State Bar Association

    Here is basic information about some landlord-tenant issues, power of attorney, small claims court, and Louisiana's motor vehicle "Lemon Law." Content Detail

  • Early Lease Cancellation--Can I Do It?

    Find out more about when and how a renter might be able to get out of a lease early, before the lease term is over. You can also listen to a sound recording of this item, just click on this resource and follow the instructions. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Flood and Fire Victims' Rights as Tenants

    Common questions asked by tenants who suffer flood or fire damage. Check out also the item on this site about getting your landlord to make repairs: "Repairs: what can I do when my landlord won't make them." Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Just Moved to Louisiana? How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different. English/Espanol

    Just Moved to Louisiana? How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different. ¿Acabó de Mudar a Louisiana? Cómo Nuestra ley de Arrendador e Inquilino es Diferente. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office, including information about applying for help online)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Just Moved to Louisiana?--How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different (Text and Video)

    Quick overview of how Louisiana's Landlord-Tenant laws are different from laws in other states. You can also hear a sound recording of this LawHelp item -- click on the title to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Leases--Common Questions

    Questions and answers about leases and what a tenant should think about before signing a lease. You can now listen to a sound recording of this LawHelp item. Click on this item to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Rent

    When must your landlord accept late rent? Can you deduct repair costs from rent? Find answers to these and other questions in this article. Now you can also hear a sound recording of this LawHelp item! Click on the title to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Security Deposit - How to Get It Back

    Do you know how to get your money back from your ex-landlord? Find out what steps you can take. Read the question and answer sheet. The Q&A also has sample letters to send your landlord. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Appealing an Eviction - What Rights Do I Have?

    Questions and answers about how to appeal an eviction. Be sure to read other items on LawHelp that talk about evictions and what you can do if your landlord is trying to evict you. Some items are located under the label "Know Your Rights" and some are under "Self Help." Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Eviction - How Can I Tell If I Have a Defense?

    Here are questions and answers about different defenses to an eviction. You can also listen to a sound recording of this item. Click on the title to see this item and to click to play the recording. Read all of the eviction information sheets under Know Your Rights. Click on "Self Help" to find more information about evictions and what you can do if your landlord is trying to evict you. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Evictions--What Rights Do I Have?

    Questions and answers about evictions, how the process works and what rights a tenant has. You can also listen to a sound recording of this LawHelp item. Just click on the name of this item to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Neighbor Problems?

    Tenant's remedies for bad neighbors Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Sale of Your Apartment

    Information about the rights of tenants when a landlord sells the building. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Help for Tenants, Homeowners and Homeless Persons

    Here are links and other information from the National Housing Law Project targeted to tenants, homeowners and homeless people. Content Detail

    By:
    National Housing Law Project