A Louisiana lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 10 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.
Types of Louisiana Lease Termination Notice Forms
|Notice Form||Lease Type|
|5 Day Notice to Vacate||Weekly|
|10 Day Notice to Vacate||Monthly|
|30 Day Notice to Vacate||Longer than 1 Month / Yearly|
Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate
A Louisiana 5 Day Notice to Vacate is used by either party to terminate a tenancy equal to or longer than one (1) week, but shorter than one (1) month. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants that have no written lease that pay rent weekly. The notice must be provided by either party at least five (5) calendar days prior to the end of the rental period.
Louisiana 10 Day Notice to Vacate
A Louisiana 10 Day Notice to Vacate is delivered to either party to terminate a month-to-month lease. This lease termination letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease. The notice shall be delivered at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the end of the month or rental period.
Louisiana 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A Louisiana 30 Day Notice to Vacate is delivered by the landlord or the tenant to terminate a rental agreement at the end of the rental period or lease term, including a year-to-year lease, if the frequency of rent payment is one (1) month or longer. There is no option to continue the arrangement and the tenancy will terminate thirty (30) calendar days prior to the end of the rental period or expiration of the lease.
How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Louisiana
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
- 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Louisiana
A lease termination letter takes effect the day after it is served. Lease termination letters must be delivered at least the legally required number of calendar days in advance of the termination date. For example, with a year-to-year lease, to terminate the lease on June 30th, the letter must be served by either party before June 1st.
If the last day of the notice period falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the following judicial day (a day when the courthouse is open).
How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Louisiana
A landlord or a tenant may deliver lease termination notices in Louisiana using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the other party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- 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.
- 1 LA Civ Code art. 2728
In a lease whose term is measured by a period equal to or longer than a week but shorter than a month, five calendar days before the end of that period.Source Link
- 2 LA Civ Code art. 2728
In a month-to-month lease, ten calendar days before the end of that month.Source Link
- 3 LA Civ Code art. 2728
In a lease whose term is measured by a period longer than a month, thirty calendar days before the end of that period.Source Link
- 4 LA Rev Stat § 9:3259
By personal delivery or delivery to another occupant at the premises, by certified mail with a return receipt.Source Link
- 5 LA Civ Code art. 4703
If the premises are abandoned or closed, or if the whereabouts of the lessee or occupant is unknown, all notices to be delivered or served on the lessee or occupant under this Title may be attached to a door of the premises, and this shall have the same effect as delivery to, or personal service on, the lessee or occupant.Source Link