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Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator

Not sure where to start your legal research? Try the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator. Answer a few questions about yourself and your situation to get customized legal information, local court forms, referrals to legal aid, and more. Available for Divorce, Child Custody, Employment Law, and private Landlord-Tenant Law.

About Rent and Paying 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.

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.

Can I Cancel My Lease Early?

Find out more about when and how a renter might be able to get out of a lease before the lease term is over.

Entering and Signing A Lease

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

Issues and Solutions for Problem Neighbors

About tenants' remedies for problem neighbors.

What Can I Do When My Landlord Won't Make Repairs

Find out your rights and what your landlord has to do.

Flood and Fire Victims' Rights as Tenants

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

About Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing

This article provides an overview of federal and state fair housing laws. It also includes some examples of situations which may be found to be discrimination in fair housing. If you feel that you have experienced housing discrimination, this article includes a link to file a complaint.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) site covering topics in: (1) housing- avoiding foreclosure, buying a home, home improvements, homes for sale, HUD homes, senior citizens, homelessness, veterans; (2) fairness- including fair lending, housing discrimination and disabled persons, and; (3) rental assistance- housing choice voucher program (Section 8), Search for an apartment, contact a housing counseling agency.

Louisiana Housing Corporation

The Louisiana Housing Corporation administers a variety of programs that assist renters, homebuyers and owners, developers, nonprofit groups, local governments and other stakeholders in creating safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing. Available Services include: Homeownership, Housing Development, Weatherization, Energy Assistance, Rental Opportunities, Homelessness Solutions, Housing Recovery.

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.

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.

Tenant's Right to Privacy

When and under what circumstances can a landlord enter rented premises? Click this resource for information about tenant's privacy rights.

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.

What to Do About Housing Code Violations

Louisiana state and local laws protect tenants from unsafe and unsanitary living conditions. This article provides information for tenants who may be living in a rented home that violates the state or local housing codes.

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