When renting a rental property in Louisiana, there are general rules every tenant must follow towards their landlords. Here are the basic responsibilities of tenants in Louisiana.
•pay the rent in accordance with the lease terms.
•return the property in the same condition, except for normal “wear and tear,” as it was leased.
•refrain from altering the premises without first obtaining written consent from the landlord.
•allow the landlord to make all necessary repairs that cannot be postponed until the end of the lease.
•use the property for the purpose for which was leased. Any misuse by the tenant may cause the lease to be dissolved.
•inform the landlord promptly when the property has been damaged or needs repair.
•The tenant is liable for damages to the property that exceed the normal “wear and tear” caused by the tenant or the tenant’s guests.
Source: Louisiana landlord and tenant guide.