Louisiana Rental Laws

Louisiana Rental Laws

Your Louisiana Rental Laws Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Louisiana

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Louisiana was 4,649,676 on July 1, 2014, a 2.57% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Louisiana has 64 parishes.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: No Limit
  • Return Deadline:  1 Month

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  5 Days
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: Tenant my repair and deduct

Landlord Disclosures

Real Estate Links

Federal Goverment

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

  • Parishes of Louisiana covered:  Acadia,   Allen,   Ascension,   Assumption,   Avoyelles,   Beauregard,   Bienville,   Bossier,   Caddo,   Calcasieu,   Caldwell,   Cameron,   Catahoula,   Claiborne,   Concordia,   De Soto,   East Baton Rouge,   East Carroll,   East Feliciana,   Evangeline,   Franklin,   Grant,   Iberia,   Iberville,   Jackson,   Jefferson,   Jefferson Davis,   La Salle,   Lafayette,   Lafourche,   Lincoln,   Livingston,   Madison,   Morehouse,   Natchitoches,   Orleans,   Ouachita,   Plaquemines,   Pointe Coupee,   Rapides,   Red River,   Richland,   Sabine,   St. Bernard,   St. Charles,   St. Helena,   St. James,   St. John The Baptist,   St. Landry,   St. Martin,   St. Mary,   St. Tammany,   Tangipahoa,   Tensas,   Terrebonne,   Union,   Vermilion,   Vernon,   Washington,   Webster,   West Baton Rouge,   West Carroll,   West Feliciana,   Winn
  • Options for Tenant Screening Packages and Prices
  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 

Last Updated: April 13, 2020