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Louisiana Landlord Tenant Laws : Who do they protect?

When you sign a lease for rental property, your landlord will probably require you to pay a security deposit. Later, when your lease ends and you vacate the rental property, you’ll want your security deposit back as soon as possible. Do you know what the Louisiana landlord tenant laws say about how all of this works? Here are answers to commonly asked questions about security deposits for rental properties: Q: How much can a landlord get from a tenant as a security deposit? A: Louisiana law imposes no limit on the amount a landlord can require from a tenant as a security deposit. Q: How long does a landlord have to return a tenant’s security deposit? A: A Louisiana landlord has up to one month after the end of a tenancy to return the security deposit. The law allows deductions for damages to the...