Can my landlord make me pay all late fees from previous year?
I'm assuming this is a hypothetical question and you are not being sued for those fees, or you would have stated otherwise, correct? If the landlord accepted delayed rent payments without any objection or notice re: late fees, s/he is likely waived those late fees as to those specific rent obligations, and those specific late fees are unlikely to be supported by court retroactively. Having said that, you should not make late rent payments a habit because your landlord may terminate the lease all together, based on late payments, in which case your prior infractions may become relevant to prove landlord's point. You should also check your lease for grace period provisions - it is possible that your lease permits "grace period" in which case so long as you pay rent within that grace period, your are not in violation of the lease.
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