Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Massachusetts

late fee for rent

My tenant is always late paying her rent. I want to charge a late fee for not paying on time. How would I go about this. I am startin a new contract.

Asked on 7/11/08, 4:17 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Re: late fee for rent

There are a variety of standard lease forms including the greater boston real estate board that allows a late fee for paying the rent after the 10th of the month. The late fee should be reasonable as well, usually it is 2% of the base rent. If the tenant is a Section 8 tenant the rules are different.

Most real estate agents will give you their form as a courtesy.

Good Luck.

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Answered on 7/11/08, 4:29 pm

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