A Louisiana lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.
Types of Louisiana Lease Termination Notice Forms
|5 Day Notice To Vacate
|10 Day Notice To Vacate
|30 Day Notice To Vacate
|Longer than 1 Month / Yearly
Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Vacate
A Louisiana 5 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a tenancy equal to or longer than one (1) week, but shorter than one (1) month, as well as a situation without a written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive the notice at least five (5) calendar days before the termination date.
Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate
A Louisiana 10 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month lease, as well as an expired lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive the notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the termination date.
Louisiana 30 Day Notice To Vacate
A Louisiana 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a year-to-year lease, where the frequency of rent payment is one (1) month or longer. The non-terminating party must receive the notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.
How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Louisiana
To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:
- Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Louisiana
The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st.
In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Louisiana
Louisiana landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
- Delivery by mail with return receipt
Mailed notice is considered served when it is received. Landlords must be able to provide proof of mailing and return receipt upon request. If the tenant’s whereabouts are unknown, notice may be attached to the entry door of the premises.