Is there a late fee attached to the pro rate amount for moving out?

Asked over 1 year ago - Hayward, CA

Did a walk through with landlord. He sent a revised invoice because there was an error on his end. It read the prorate amount due and she added a late fee charge. Not sure why. Is this correct?

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . If you are not sure why, you should ask your former landlord. Generally speaking, a late charge is not permitted in California unless expressly set forth in a lease or rental agreement. Moreover, it seems odd to have a late charge on pro-rated rent. (There aren't sufficient facts in your post indicating any basis for a late charge, even if there were a late charge provision).

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more

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