Frequently Asked Questions

Self-Storage FAQ's
Your rent comes due every month on the day corresponding to the day of the month of your original rental date.

Visit or call the office, use the Drop Box, mail it or pay online.

You can pay your storage bill online through our convenient online bill pay portal. You can also pay, in person at our office, by phone, or mail or through our drop box.

No.  However, you should be aware that by Louisiana State Law we are not responsible for your unit contents ... you are.  You must make your own arrangements to insure the contents of your unit against damage, loss, fire, theft, etc.  It is possible that your existing homeowner or business insurance covers your contents; you should check with your agent for details.

No one can predict the future acts of God.  Our facility is professionally engineered to be well-drained, and we have never had a flooding problem.

Yes.  We have a regimen designed to protect against insects and varmints.  We regularly treat each unit when it is vacated.  Note that we do not have keys or access to locked occupied units, so we cannot treat inside your unit regularly.  If you are a long-term renter, we recommend that you contact us to schedule an appointment when you can unlock your unit so we can treat it to prevent future problems. We strongly caution against storing food in units.

You must notify us of your planned vacate date.  Upon removing your contents and cleaning out your unit, you should leave the door(s) unlocked.  Then notify us that you are out.  Take the lock(s) with you since they are yours to keep.  If you leave the doors locked, we will not consider the unit(s) vacant and you will be responsible for its continued rental.

Our records indicate that your rent is overdue.  You must pay your rent and any other outstanding charges in full before you will be permitted access to your unit again.

Yes, but place only one lock on each door.  The second space for a lock is reserved for our use.

You must contact us to arrange for us to remove your lock, and you must present us with a Photo ID to verify that you are the Legal Tenant.  There is a small charge for the removal service, and you must furnish or purchase from us a replacement lock.  Special tools are required to remove the lock, so DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE IT yourself; if you damage the door or hasp attempting to remove the lock you will be responsible for repair costs and replacement parts

No.  It is your responsibility to remember the amount and timing of your rental fees.

Make plans to come back during normal business hours (7:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily).

You don't.  By State Law, unless your name is listed as a Legal Tenant on the rental agreement we cannot remove the lock without the Legal Tenant's permission.

It doesn't matter; you are not a legal tenant and we can't open the unit for you.

How about talking to her nicely, and have her unlock her unit for you.

Her calling us is not legally sufficient.

Situations similar to this happen quite often.  This is why it is important that all legal tenants must sign the original rental agreement when you rent the unit, or, when you add/remove tenants later on after the unit has been rented.  Please remember, the State Law, and our policy of adhering to it, are intended to protect you.

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Home Community FAQ's
No, we do not rent mobile homes.  We only rent home sites (lots) to owners who reside in their homes here.  Call us for more details regarding mobile homes.

The decision to buy and live in a manufactured home is a personal one that only you can make.  There are many sources of information, including current manufactured home owners, friends, family, manufactured housing organization websites, dealerships, and more.  An excellent website to visit is the one for the Manufactured Housing Institute, which may help answer many of your questions.

Our experience with local new home sales dealerships has been positive.  Our policy is to not show a preference for one over another. 

You can defer paying your sales taxes, but you still owe them and must pay them at some point in the future.  It is possible in certain cases for a home owner to defer payment of sales taxes on new home purchases by filing paperwork through a process called the "Act of Immobilization."  This process also enables you to file for Louisiana Homestead Exemption tax relief.  Your home dealer or the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Courts can provide you with the details. 

Contact us to arrange for an interview.  We will explain our requirements for residency.

We rent from month to month, paid in advance.

It varies according to the lot location and size. Please contact us or call us for more details.

Visit our Amenities section on the Rent a Unit page for the complete list.

Each Home Owner pays them.

On the 1st of every calendar month.

The Home Owner.

No. We require one month's rent paid in advance.

Small inside pets are allowed. When outside, they must be leashed and attended by the owner. Owners must clean up after their pets.


No.  There are numerous third party services available too.


Yes, we encourage you to do so.  But, please be careful digging because the underground electrical feed to your home, water faucet pipes, cable, and telephone wires may be present.

Yes. They are the responsibility of the Home Owner and standards do apply. Contact us for more information.

Yes. Contact us for more information.

Water.  Contact Great Ouachita Water Company to establish an account for water and sewer service.  Morning Meadow personnel will see that the service is connected to your home and that you have two outside faucets. No charge!

Sewer.  Morning Meadow will use the material that comes with your home and provide the personnel and other materials to connect to the outlets, (up to five ), that exit your home and tie them into the sewer system. No charge! (We will not revise nor repair the piping that is part of your home.)

Electrical.  A Building Permit is required. This is the owner’s responsibility. Before power can be turned on, contact Entergy to establish an account. The Home Owner is responsible for having the electrical supply connected from Morning Meadow’s termination point to the panel inside the home. Minimum standards and specifications do apply. Morning Meadow’s termination points are as follows:

In the Premium section. An electrical box on the ground under the home.
In the Standard section. An electrical box on a pole at the rear of the home

Telephone - AT&T.
Cable - Comcast
Satellite - By respective satellite services
Natural Gas - Gas is available to some lots. Where available, Morning Meadow will pipe gas to the home, and furnish a cut-off valve, but will not connect gas to the home. The homeowner must arrange for someone to connect gas to the home.

You are responsible for all home maintenance.  You should contact a licensed service provider for the problem area, in this case, a plumber.  Note, however, that if your service person identifies the cause of the problem is in Morning Meadow's domain (e.g., underground sewer or water pipes, or outside main electricity panels), you should notify us immediately before attempting repairs.

Yes. Contact management prior to finalizing sale.

No. We do not allow third party rentals.

Possibly. Morning Meadow management must be informed of the terms and circumstances and agree.  To avoid any misunderstandings, you must get our approval in advance of any such actions.

No, we do not permit Motor Homes or Travel Trailers.  You must make other arrangements for parking and storage.

Yes, we allow small recreational and sporting boats, and small utility trailers.


They can park in your driveway and on your lawn.  They can also temporarily park on the grass in nearby common areas.  Overflow parking is available at the Pavilion at the entrance.  You may also ask permission from your neighbors.  Do not allow your visitors to park on the street.

Pay online, call or visit the office, use the Drop Box, or mail it.


Yes. A ten percent discount is available, but only for the resident’s personal use.

We are a private community.  Each home owner is responsible for the conduct of their visitors.  This means you should insure that your visitors don't park on the street, that they don't create disturbances or inconvenience your neighbors, etc.

We refer to guests as individuals who will temporarily stay with you at your home and have not been listed on your Residency Application.  In your application, you state who will be the residents. When your application is approved, those individuals listed in it are the residents.  Any other person staying at your home is a guest and falls under the Guest Policy. The Guest Policy states that guests may stay up to 36 hours without Morning Meadow Management being notified and approving the stay. If a longer visit is desired contact the office. There are circumstances under which we may not agree to a prolonged visit. To sum up our policy concerning residents and guests: WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND RIGHT TO KNOW WHO IS STAYING IN OUR COMMUNITY. Our policy complies with both Federal and Louisiana Fair Housing Laws.

We have a no solicitation policy.  Exceptions are granted in certain cases where a benefit is perceived for our community and the surrounding area.  For example, children of our residents may sell raffle tickets, Girl Scout Cookies, or other fund-raising items for the benefit of local schools, bands, troops, etc.

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