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      RS 9:3259     


§3259.  Unpaid rent; attorney fees

A.  Whenever any lessee of any apartment building, house, motel, hotel, or other such dwelling fails to pay rent that has become due and delinquent, within twenty days after delivery of written demand therefor made in accordance with the provisions of this Section, correctly setting forth the amount of rent due and owing, the lessee shall be liable for reasonable attorney fees for the prosecution and collection of such claim when judgment on the claim is rendered in favor of the claimant.  

B.  Delivery of written demand for purposes of this Section may be accomplished by mailing the written demand by certified mail to the last known address of the lessee, by personal delivery to the lessee or by tacking the written demand on the door of the leased premises.  

C.  The provisions of this Section shall apply to oral leases only.  

Added by Acts 1978, No. 478, §1.  

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