Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate is an official lease termination letter written to end a tenancy equal to or longer than one (1) week, but less than one (1) month. The letter may be delivered at least five (5) calendar days prior to the end of the rental period.

When to Use a Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may use a Louisiana 5-Day Notice to Vacate to end a tenancy equal to or longer than one (1) week, but less than one (1) month. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent weekly. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will terminate five (5) calendar days before the end of the rental period.

How to Write a Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve a Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate

A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Louisiana using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the other party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by certified mail with a return receipt.

A notice sent by mail is considered served/delivered upon receipt. A landlord shall keep the proof of mailing / return receipt along with the original notice for their records.

If the premises are abandoned, or if the whereabouts of the tenant are unknown, all notices to be served may be attached to the entry door on the premises.

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