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This category is about landlords removing a tenant from a home property through a lawsuit or force, ways to counter an eviction, or being removed from a shelter, subsidized housing, a group home. It includes evictions from private rentals, subsidized homes, public housing, and housing with rent control.

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Eviction Dictionary

A plain-language guide to understanding words used in eviction cases. Click on the terms to see the definitions and find links to in-depth articles explaining more complicated issues.

Common Reasons for Eviction and Their Defenses

This resource is about landlords removing a tenant from a home property. A tenant may have legal defenses or other strategies to counter an eviction or removal from a home. A tenant can use these defenses to protect themselves against an eviction.

What Rights Do Tenants Have in Evictions?

This resource is about what a tenant can do after they get evicted from a home. A tenant has the right to their own defense against an eviction. This includes living conditions (habitability) defenses against an eviction. Military service-member's protections around an eviction, notice and procedural defenses against an eviction. Retaliatory eviction defenses against an eviction. Title and ownership defenses against an eviction.

Rule For Possession - Answer To Eviction Form

This resource includes a sample answer form that you can use to respond to an eviction lawsuit filed against you.

Early Lease Cancellation

This resource covers situations in which a landlord or tenant wants to end a rental agreement early, in order to have the tenant leave before the lease specifies. This could be in situations where the tenant is unhappy with the housing, and wants to leave early. Or, it could be when the landlord wants to have the tenant leave, even though the lease is for a longer term.

Housing Law Protections For Domestic Abuse Victims

Louisiana law provides certain protections from evictions based on incidents of domestic abuse. This discusses how tenants can claim protection from eviction based on domestic abuse and when a landlord can evict a tenant even though there has been an incident of domestic abuse on the leased premises.

What Should I Do If I Missed My Court Date For An Eviction?

If a person misses a court date in an eviction proceeding, the Court may enter a judgment of eviction. This article explains some options for people who missed their court date.

Flood And Fire Victims' Rights As Tenants

Common questions asked by tenants who suffer flood or fire damage.

Common Questions About Leases

Questions and answers about leases and what a tenant should think about before signing a lease.

Differences In Landlord-Tenant Law In Louisiana

Residential rentals are governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (URLTA) in many states. Not Louisiana. Here are several important ways landlord-tenant law is different in Louisiana.

Leases And Rental Agreements For Residential Rental Property

This resource covers the process of receiving, understanding, negotiating, and signing a lease between a landlord and tenant. This includes how a tenant can ensure the lease is fair, raise any objections, protect their rights, and deal with other issues with the lease. It can also be about how to understand, modify, or challenge a lease after signing it.

Louisiana Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities

Individuals who let out their property to residential tenants have responsibilities under Louisiana law and their rights to the leased property are limited during the term of the tenant's lease. This article lays out a landlord's rights to their property and responsibilities to tenants during a residential lease.

What Happens To A Lease When The Property Is Sold Or Foreclosed On?

This resource goes over what happens to a lease when the property is sold to someone else, foreclosed upon, or auctioned at a tax sale. Content adapted from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services resources.

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