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Evictions--What Rights Do IHave?
by: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleansoffice)
Now you can hear a sound recordingof this LawHelp item! Clickhereto listen.When you are done with the recording click onthe "X" in the upper right-hand corner of thescreen to get back to LawHelp.Can my landlord just lock me out?
No, it is against the law for your landlord to lock youout or throw you out. Your landlord must get a courtorder to evict you.If your landlord changes your locks, shuts off yourutilities or takes your property, he has broken thelaw. A court may order him to stop breaking the lawand to pay you damages.
Can my landlord evict me for no reason?
It depends.If you are a month-to-month tenant, your landlord canevict you without any reason.If you have a written lease or if you live in subsidizedhousing, then your landlord cannot evict you for noreason.
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