Legal Information: Louisiana

Housing Laws

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Updated: 
August 27, 2021

What protections does this law offer?

Under certain circumstances, if you or your family or household member are a domestic abuse victim, you may end (terminate) a residential lease early without facing any penalties.1

It is also illegal for the landlord to do any of the following because you or your family or household member are a domestic abuse victim or called law enforcement or other emergency assistance after an incident of domestic abuse that happened in your home:

  • deny you a lease;
  • end or not renew your lease; or
  • charge you any extra fees.2

1 La. Rev. Stat. § 9:3261.1(F)
2 La. Rev. Stat. § 9:3261.1(B)(1), (C), (D)

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