Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: January 22, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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A Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a lease violation. The tenant may have the option to correct the violation at the landlord’s discretion. If corrective action is not taken, the tenant must move out within five (5) days, not counting legal holidays, of receiving notice.

When To Use a Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begin the evictions process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Hosting unauthorized pets
  • Occupancy violations
  • Other violations of the lease or property rules

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 5 Day Notice To Comply or 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. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and (if applicable) the necessary corrective action(s) to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. 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 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Louisiana landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by certified mail, with a return receipt

Landlords must keep a copy of any notice delivered for their own records, a long with proof of mailing and return receipt. If the tenant’s location is unknown, or the rental premises are abandoned, the landlord may deliver notice by posting it to the entry door of the premises.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.