Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 9, § 4801. Improvement of immovable by owner;  privileges securing the improvement

The following persons have a privilege on an immovable to secure the following obligations of the owner arising out of a work on the immovable:

(1) Contractors, for the price of their work.

(2) Laborers or employees of the owner, for the price of work performed at the site of the immovable.

(3) Sellers, for the price of movables sold to the owner that become component parts of the immovable, or are consumed at the site of the immovable, or are consumed in machinery or equipment used at the site of the immovable.

(4) Lessors, for the rent of movables used at the site of the immovable and leased to the owner by written contract.

(5) Registered or certified surveyors or engineers, or licensed architects, or their professional subconsultants, employed by the owner, for the price of professional services rendered in connection with a work that is undertaken by the owner.  A “professional subconsultant” means a registered or certified surveyor or engineer or licensed architect employed by the prime professional, as described in this Paragraph.  In order for the privilege of the professional subconsultant to arise, the subconsultant must give notice to the owner within thirty days after the date that the subconsultant enters into a written contract of employment.  The notice shall include the name and address of the subconsultant, the name and address of his employer, and the general nature of the work to be performed by the subconsultant.


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