A Louisiana sublease agreement allows current tenants to rent out(or “sublet”) all or part of the property to a new tenant (or “subtenant”). However, the original tenant is responsible if the subtenant fails to pay rent or damages the property.
If the original lease states that no subletting is permitted, this decision is generally final unless the landlord provides written permission expressing this rule change. The landlord may evict the tenant or subtenant for violating the original lease agreement, even if the violated provision is not contained in the sublease agreement.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: Art. 2713, Louisiana Civil Code.
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Chapter 9, Louisiana Landlord-Tenant Law).
Security Deposit Obligations: The security deposit must be returned within one month of the end of the sublease.
Notices: In Louisiana, sublessors must provide subtenants five days’ written notice to pay rent or leave. They also need to give ten days’ written notice of the intent not to renew the sublease as well as the original lease.
Below, you can download our free Louisiana sublease agreement template in PDF or Word format: