Landlord demands rent after evicting
May 8, 2008 9:01 PM Subscribe
How do I find this case to show a landlord that he can not collect rent after an eviction? I found this cite in Louisiana Landlord and Tenant Law.
"The landlord should not be able to claim rent for the period after a tenant vacates the apartment pursuant to an eviction notice. McGrew v. Milford, 255 So. 2d 619 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1971). "
posted by JujuB to law & government (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In Louisiana some young friends of mine were evicted April 15 from their apartment. They did not fight the eviction. The eviction was for noisy behavior, neighbor complaints, run of the mill stuff for 18 year old guys. The lease would have expired in November of 2008.
The landlord has sent them a letter demanding full payment for the remainder of the lease, a total of $6300. I feel that this landlord is trying to take advantage of their naivety.
I would like to print this case out so they can include a copy with their response. My google-foo is failing me tonight.