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I am tyring to evict a resident at one of my rental

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I am tyring to evict a resident at one of my rental properties and i cannot find his lease. I live in Louisiana...Will this be an issue?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Louisiana

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

On my end? no

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes, This man put his hands on me by shoving me a week ago!

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. LA State law does not require landlords to provide a copy of the lease. If you are looking to evict the tenant, I would recommend finding a copy or asking the tenant if they have a copy so you can be sure that you're not breaching the contract yourself; however, you do not have to provide it to them, particularly if they are threatening you with physical violence.

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