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Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Pay or Quit


When the rent is late, landlords may use this Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Pay or Quit. This is a single page PDF document.

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When a tenant doesn’t pay rent on time, a landlord may serve them with a Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Pay or Quit to demand the rent be paid within 5 days or move out. If the tenant doesn’t act by the end of the fifth day, the landlord may file an eviction lawsuit.

What Does Louisiana Law Say?

Art. 4701 When a lessee’s right of occupancy has ceased because of the termination of the lease by expiration of its term, action by the lessor, nonpayment of rent, or for any other reason, and the lessor wishes to obtain possession of the premises, the lessor or his agent shall cause written notice to vacate the premises to be delivered to the lessee.  The notice shall allow the lessee not less than five days from the date of its delivery to vacate the leased premises.

How to Fill Out

Step 1 – Write the name(s) the tenant(s).

Step 2 – Detail which period of time remains unpaid.

Step 3 – Enter the total amount past due.

Step 4 – Provide the rental property address.

Step 5 – Set a deadline (at least 5 days) when the rent must be brought current.

Step 6 – Sign and date.

Step 7 – Serve the tenant with the notice and complete the record of service section stating who, how and when the tenant was served.

Louisiana Eviction Laws
Rent Grace Period: Whatever is agreed upon in the lease (if any).
Nonpayment of Rent: 5 days. Art. 4701
Noncompliance: 5 days. Art. 4701
Termination (Month-to-Month Lease): 10 days. Art. 2728
Eviction Lawsuit: Eviction proceedings. Art. 4701

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