Landlords in Louisiana – A landlord may file a separate suit to collect past due rent and may seize personal items, such as furniture and appliances, found in the property. If the landlord is unable to locate the tenant, the court has a procedure which will still allow the landlord to get a judgment against the former tenant. The landlord may get a court order to seize personal property in the property without posting a bond or other security. If this happens, it is probably best to consult an attorney. If the landlord does not follow proper legal procedure, the tenant may be entitled to damages.
Source: Louisiana landlord and tenant guide.