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I received a notice to vacate on July 22nd. I'm month to

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I received a notice to vacate on July 22nd. I'm month to month in Lousisiana. That's Not 10 days before month end? Holidays and weekends don't count from my reading. For 2.5 years my landlord paid water. It was cut off Monday the 25th. Is this legal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm current with my rent for the month of July.
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. No, it would not be legal for two reasons. First, the tenant or the landlord may terminate or change the terms of the lease with ten (10) days written notice before the end of the month. The 22nd would be inside of the 10 day time frame and not be sufficient. Second, the landlord CAN NOT use self help to remove you from the rental. By that, I mean he can not cut off the water to force you out and that action is illegal and you can sue for damages. As such, the landlord can give you notice today, to vacate at the end of August but the notice given in July, would not be timely and this was not proper.

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