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  • Having trouble getting your security deposit back?
    In 2018, the Louisiana Legislature passed a new law that raised the penalty for landlords who keep security deposits without good reason. The law increased the amount a tenant can receive if they win their case to three times the amount of the stolen deposit. For example, if a landlord refuses to return $800 of a security deposit, even though the tenant left the unit in good condition, the tenant […]
  • ICYMI: Airbnb Rules Struck Down, Then Reinforced
    Last month the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down New Orleans’ short-term rental (STR) regulations—specifically the part of our rules that require STR operators to have a homestead exemption and live on the property. This would have opened up the floodgates to more out-of-town STR speculators scooping up homes in our neighborhoods and renting them to wealthy tourists. Thankfully, the City Council quickly passed an Interim Zoning District on August […]
  • Top 10 Tips for Renters During Hurricane Season
    1. Consider Renters Insurance. It’s definitely not in everyone’s budget, but if you are able to afford renters insurance, it’s worth looking into. You can sometimes get surprisingly affordable coverage that will cover you in the event of a hurricane, flood, fire, or theft. Coverage will often help you replace furniture and personal items that are damaged as well as pay temporary living expenses if your rental is uninhabitable because […]

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