Residential Real Estate

Welcome to Myles|Arnold and Leader Title Company: Your Guide to Residential Real Estate Law in Louisiana

Homeownership is a dream for many, but the legal aspects of buying or selling a house can feel overwhelming. We are here to make sure your real estate journey is a breeze, not a legal headache.

We understand the complexities of Louisiana’s residential real estate laws. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned seller, or an investor, our experienced real estate attorneys will provide personalized guidance you can trust.

Myles Law Firm - Leader Title - Residential Real Estate

Why Choose Us for Your Residential Real Estate Needs?

  • Local Expertise: We are deeply rooted in our  community and understand the ins and outs of the local market.
  • Experience Matters: Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling a wide range of residential real estate transactions.
  • Clear Communication: We believe in clear and concise communication. You’ll always be informed and involved throughout the process.
  • Protecting Your Interests: Our top priority is safeguarding your rights and ensuring a comforting experience during your transaction.

Our Residential Real Estate Law Services

  • Residential Real Estate Transactions: Whether you’re buying or selling a home, our firm can facilitate a smooth transaction. We make sure all legal aspects are handled efficiently.
  • Abstracting and Title Examination: We thoroughly research and examine real estate title to uncover potential issues that could affect your ownership.
  •  Title Insurance: We are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Insurance to issue title insurance.  We are proud to write title insurance for multiple insurance underwriters operating in Louisiana and we are ALTA certified.
  • Contract Drafting and Review: Our attorneys can draft and review purchase and sale contracts to ensure your rights are protected in any real estate transaction.
  • Property Disputes and Litigation: In the event of property disputes or litigation, our firm offers strong advocacy to protect your interests and achieve favorable resolutions.
  • Landlord-Tenant Matters: From lease agreements to eviction proceedings, we provide comprehensive legal support for both landlords and tenants in Zachary.

Louisiana Property Laws to Consider:

Louisiana Property Laws to Consider:

Here’s a breakdown of some key real estate laws specific to Louisiana that we can help you navigate:

Community Property vs. Separate Property

Louisiana utilizes a community property regime for married couples. This means property acquired during marriage (except through inheritance or gift) is generally owned equally by both spouses. Understanding this distinction is crucial, especially during divorce or inheritance.

Property Disclosure

Sellers must complete a property disclosure document outlining the property’s condition and any known defects.

Residential Landlord-Tenant Law

Louisiana has specific laws governing the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants in residential rental agreements. This includes regulations on security deposits, lease termination, and eviction procedures.

Adverse Possession Law (Squatter’s Rights)

Louisiana has laws regarding adverse possession, which allows individuals to claim ownership of land if they openly and continuously use it for a certain period of time even without the owner’s permission. It’s important for property owners to be aware of their rights and take action to prevent adverse possession claims.

Foreclosure Laws

Louisiana has specific procedures and timelines for the foreclosure process. Homeowners facing foreclosure should be aware of their rights and options, including the possibility of foreclosure mediation and redemption periods.


Louisiana’s unique “redhibition” law allows buyers to rescind a sale or demand a price reduction if hidden defects significantly diminish the property’s value. Our attorneys can advise you on your rights under this law.

Warranty Laws

Even with an “as-is” sale, implied warranties regarding habitability may exist. We can explain these nuances and ensure you know your rights and obligations.

Homestead Exemption

Louisiana offers a homestead exemption protecting a portion of your home’s equity from creditors in case of financial difficulty and tax exemptions for a portion of your home. Our team can guide you through this process.

Remember: This is not an exhaustive list, and specific legalities will vary depending on your situation. We can provide comprehensive legal guidance tailored to your unique residential real estate needs.

Moving Beyond the Transaction

We understand that buying or selling a home is a significant life event. Our goal is to be a trusted advisor throughout this journey. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and empower you to make informed decisions.

Contact Myles|Arnold today for a consultation. We will discuss your specific needs and provide a clear roadmap for your residential real estate transaction.

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