Some landlords charge a late fee if you do not pay your rent on time.
Your landlord can only charge a late fee if your written rental agreement allows for it. Read your rental agreement to see if late fees are allowed.
Late fees that are 5% or less of your monthly rent are considered reasonable. If the landlord requests a late fee that you feel is too high, ask for a lower fee.
Contact us for more information or speak with one of our counselors at (800) 593-8222. If you live outside of Southern California, call us at (213) 974-1452.
Updated June 12, 2009
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