How Can a Lender Foreclose on a Property in Louisiana?

Louisiana law only permits foreclosures to occur through the judicial system. However, there are two forms of judicial foreclosure in Louisiana. Some mortgage documents contain a confession of judgment provision which means that the borrower agrees that a foreclosure sale should take place if the borrower defaults on the loan. If there is no confession of judgment provision in the mortgage documents then the foreclosure is contested. In either case, the lender must have court permission before proceeding to a foreclosure sale and must follow the rules set in the loan agreements, in state law or by the court in providing public notice about the sale and conducting the sale.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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