Evictions can be murky at best and the laws in Louisiana are set up for landlords to handle the eviction without legal help but this is usually a bad idea. The statutory requirements are specific and if not followed it could cost a landlord time and more importantly, money. Call a New Orleans evictions lawyer at Smiley Law Firm immediately with questions regarding landlord/tenant law in Louisiana.
The method and rules for eviction are governed by Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Articles §4701 et seq. Code Title 11 is “Eviction of Tenants and Occupants.” This area of Louisiana law lays out the framework on how to get that holdover tenant out of the property.
Looking at landlord laws in New Orleans, Notice that the lease is terminated is needed and the proper time period shall run before the eviction proceeding can formally commence. From here a formal “rule to show cause” as to why the tenant should not be evicted is required. This is where the tenant gets its due process and day in court as to why they should remain in the premises. The judge will then rule on the eviction and make it executory within a certain amount of time, usually 24-48 hours for residential leases and longer for commercial leases.
Smiley Law Firm, Your Eviction Specialists
Evictions for both residential and commercial leases can be very tricky and often times hard to get the tenant out of the property. It is always advisable to hire an attorney to help navigate these slippery waters. For legal help, call Smiley Law Firm today at (504) 894-9653