A Louisiana eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (5 in Louisiana) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Louisiana.
Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.
Information Required for all Louisiana Notices
A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:
- The posting or mailing date of the notice
- The tenant(s) name
- The physical address of the rental property
- The reason(s) the notice is being issued
- The signature of the person issuing the notice
- The signature of the person witnessing the delivery of the notice
Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices
In the state of Louisiana, a landlord is required to have a witness to the delivery of an eviction notice. The notice may be provided by:
- Personal delivery to the tenant in front of a witness
- Posting at the door of the rental property in front of a witness
- Mailing via certified mail with a return receipt requested (the receipt should be signed by the tenant)
Types of Eviction Notices
Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.
Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 5 Day Notice to Quit
When seeking to evict a tenant for failure to pay rent, a Louisiana landlord must generally provide his/her tenant with a 5 Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process.
Unlike most states, the state of Louisiana does not require the landlord to provide the tenant with the option to pay the outstanding rent. Also, the state allows the tenant to waive his/her right to a notice in the written lease. If the tenant has waived away the right to a notice in the lease, the landlord must provide the court with a copy of the signed lease when seeking an eviction.
Along with information that must be included in all Louisiana notices, the 5 Day Notice to Quit must include:
- A statement indicating the amount of rent owed
- A statement indicating the dates for which rent went unpaid
Get the downloadable 5 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)
Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 5 Day Notice to Comply or Quit
When seeking to evict a tenant for violation to the terms of the lease, a Louisiana landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written 5 Day Notice before proceeding with the eviction process. The landlord is not required to provide his/her tenant with the opportunity to remedy the violation.
Along with information that must be included in all Louisiana notices, the 5 Day Notice to Comply or Quit must include:
- A statement regarding the lease violation for which the notice was issued
Get the downloadable 5 Day Notice to Comply or Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)
Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Louisiana Lease Termination Letter
When a landlord wishes to reclaim possession of property from a month-to-month “at-will” tenant, he/she must begin the process by providing the tenant with a Lease Termination Letter that provides the tenant a minimum of 10 days to vacate the property.
Along with information that must be included in all Louisiana notices, the Louisiana Lease Termination Letter must include:
- The exact date upon which the tenant must vacate the property
Get the downloadable Louisiana Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)