Rent out residential property for a standard term using this Louisiana Residential Lease Agreement. Landlords in New Orleans, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and throughout the state may use this rental form for single family homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings for terms 12 months or longer.
What Does Louisiana Law Say?
Revised Statute 9:3251
A. Any advance or deposit of money furnished by a tenant or lessee to a landlord or lessor to secure the performance of any part of a written or oral lease or rental agreement shall be returned to the tenant or lessee of residential or dwelling premises within one month after the lease shall terminate, except that the landlord or lessor may retain all or any portion of the advance or deposit which is reasonably necessary to remedy a default of the tenant or to remedy unreasonable wear to the premises. If any portion of an advance or deposit is retained by a landlord or lessor, he shall forward to the tenant or lessee, within one month after the date the tenancy terminates, an itemized statement accounting for the proceeds which are retained and giving the reasons therefor. The tenant shall furnish the lessor a forwarding address at the termination of the lease, to which such statements may be sent.
Louisiana Landlord-Tenant Laws