Louisiana Renter Information Regarding Rent and Eviction
Many Louisiana renters have taken to social media, asking questions regarding renter laws during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I did some research and was able to find a convenient website that can answer some of your questions.
If you are concerned about being able to pay your rent due to a loss of your current job, then here are some basics you need to know.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has implemented an order stating most eviction hearings that were scheduled between March 16, 2020, and May 3, 2020 will be reset to a date no earlier than May 4, 2020.
Louisianalawhelp.org states that it is illegal for your landlord to lock you out, throw out your belongings, or cut off your utilities without a court order, which requires a hearing. Since there are no hearing right now, that makes getting such an order highly unlikely. However, rent is still due and you still need to pay it, and evictions will likely start as soon as hearings resume. If you are facing this situation, you should seek legal advice.