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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

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Collecting a Judgment in Small Claims Court

    If you won your small claims case, congratulations! Find out more here about how to collect a small claims cout judgment in First City Court for the City of New Orleans. Procedures may be different in different small claims courts around the state. Content Detail

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    First City Court -- City of New Orleans
  • Practical Advice on Housing Law

    This ABA webpage offers "Practical Law" information on different legal problems, including housing problems such as buying, selling or renting. Content Detail

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    American Bar Association
  • Preparing Your Small Claims Case PDF

    See this brochure to learn more about small claims court and how to prepare for your case there. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Housing Justice Network

    HJN focuses on public and subsidized housing, Section 8 assistance, single family housing foreclosures, fair housing, CDBG and HOME programs, the housing programs of the Rural Housing Service, and more Content Detail

  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office, including information about applying for help online)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • How to Use the Computer Program to Create Forms Online: LawHelp Interactive Guide

    Read this guide before using the online computer program to create your court forms. You will use LawHelp Interactive to create your online forms. LawHelp interactive is the new version of the site once called NPADO, or National Public Automated Documents Online. You will also find a guide to using LawHelp Interactive. Read More

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