Late fees for late rent payment
Can you please tell me what a landlord can charge a tenent if he/she is late with the rent only one week? There is no provision for late fees in my lease.
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Re: Late fees for late rent payment
If there is no provision in the lease for a late fee chargeable as "additional rent", the landlord cannot charge anything extra. If a tenant is habitually late in payment, the landlord may, if he notifies the tenant in writing, have a separate grounds for eviction.
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