Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: March 28, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a month-to-month tenancy or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate

A Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate ends the following types of tenancy:

  • A month-to-month lease
  • A rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly
  • An expired lease

Some types of Louisiana lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate

Louisiana landlords and tenants can agree in the lease on policies for delivery of a written Notice To Vacate, so the lease controls in such cases. If the lease is silent, the law requires a delivery method that is “reasonable in form.” These methods, taken from eviction for nonpayment of rent on an oral lease, are legally sufficient for most situations: 

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery by certified mail, to the other party’s last known address

If the tenant’s whereabouts are unknown, notice may be tacked to the door of the premises.

In Louisiana, a tenant can waive notice requirements if agreed, in writing, by the lease. This lets a landlord file for eviction immediately when terminating a lease. Check written leases carefully.