Can a landlord evict someone if there is a state of emergency after a hurricane?

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Louisiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The fact that there is a state of emergency does not suspend a landlord's rights. If the landlord would normally have the right to evict this tenant (e.g. for nonpayment; for holding over after the expiration of the tenancy; for grossly negligently or willfully damaging the landlord's property; for violation of material, or important, lease terms), then the landlord may evict during a state of emergency.

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