Per day late…


is my landlord allowed to charge 25 dollars per day for late rent that sounds crazy to me because of christmas i am a little short i get paid the 10th but she is going to charge me 250 dollars more for rent being ten days late   second someone told me that the landlord is required by law to pay one utility bill like water trash or sewer is this true please help

Edited on: Friday, November 15th, 2013 1:47 pm

3 Responses to “Per day late…”

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December 30th, 2008 7:33 am

Your state statute may or may not limit the amount a landlord can charge for a late fee. However, most likely this is left up to the contract or lease agreement you signed with the landlord. I suggest reading over your lease agreement to see exactly what it says about late fees and how they are charged.
There is no law that requires your landlord to pay “ONE” utility bill, that’s just silly. Those items should be the renters responsibility.


January 8th, 2009 7:55 am

That seems way too high… But remember that most states regulate rentals by the contract you signed with your landlord. If you signed a lease with the fee explained within the lease terms, then it is legal. This is why it is important to read over your lease before signing it.


February 18th, 2014 7:10 pm

I don’t know where you live but in mass you are not late and can not be charged until you are 14 days late


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