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§2742.  Notice of lease; requirements and effect

A.(1)  In lieu of recording a written lease or sublease or any amendment or modification thereof, as provided by Civil Code Article 3338, a party may record a notice of lease or sublease, signed by the lessor and lessee of the lease or sublease.

(2)  Recordation of a notice makes the lease or sublease and any subsequent amendment or modification thereof effective as to third persons to the same extent as would recordation of the instrument evidencing it.

(3)  The notice of lease must contain the following:

(a)  A declaration that the property is leased, and the names and addresses of the lessor and lessee.

(b)  A description of the leased property.

(c)  The date of the lease, its term, and the provisions of any extensions and renewals of the term provided for in the lease.

(d)  A reference to the existence of an option, right of first refusal, or other agreement of the lessor to transfer all or any part of the leased premises.

(e)  If of a sublease, the notice shall also contain reference to the recordation information of the primary lease or notice of lease that is subleased; however, the omission of this information does not affect the efficacy of the notice.

B.  A notice of lease may also designate a person authorized to certify in writing on behalf of a party the terms of the lease, whether it is in full force and effect, and the extent to which the obligations of the lease have been performed.  The certification shall have the same effect that it would have if it were signed by the person on whose behalf it is made.

C.(1)  A change in a lease with respect to any matter that is required to be included in a notice of lease is not effective as to a third person unless the parties record a signed amendment to the notice that describes the change.

(2)  If the amendment is of a transfer of a party's rights, the notice shall be signed by the transferor and transferee.

(3)  If the amendment only designates a different person to certify the matters described in Subsection B of this Section, the amendment need only be signed by the person on behalf of whom the certification is to be made.

D.  The effect of recordation of a notice of lease ceases:

(1)  Upon recordation of an instrument signed by the parties to the lease or their successors declaring that the lease has terminated; or

(2)  On the date that the lease may finally terminate as set forth in the notice of lease.

E.  This Section shall apply to mineral leases that are subject to the provisions of the Louisiana Mineral Code.  As to mineral leases, in addition to the other requirements provided under this Section, the notice shall include the primary term of the lease, as well as any additional period during which the lease may be maintained by the payment of rentals.

Acts 2005, No. 169, §6, eff. July 1, 2006; Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 13, §1, eff. Nov. 29, 2005; Acts 2007, No. 8, §1, eff. June 18, 2007; Redesignated from R.S. 44:104 by Acts 2010, No. 284, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

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