Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Louisiana?

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Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Louisiana?

Yes, a tenant in Louisiana may be able to change their own locks. This is because the state’s laws do not expressly prohibit that kind of action. A tenant in Louisiana may be prohibited from taking this action by a specific lease provision, however. In all cases, though, landlords in Louisiana are not allowed to unilaterally change a tenant’s locks in this manner because doing so may be construed as an illegal lockout.

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