I missed a rent payment in June and have been paying since then the total rent plus some towards the balance now he went back each month and is charging me an extra hundred dollars for late fees Jun thru Nov.can he go back to charge these fees.?This was just brought to me on Nov 22 and I was informed of the 100
The answer is contained in your lease. You have been late paying the June rent. See what the lease provides insofar as continuing late fees.
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A late fee can only be charged once for each installment. Also, the amount of the late fee must be stated in the lease agreement or not exceed $50. After the only late fee that can be charged for each rent installment, the landlord can charge you interest on the past due balance.
If you haven't been writing the month that your rent checks are for on the memo line of the check, the landlord is likely applying your payments to the oldest balance and charging you a late fee for the new month's rent.
Per Chapter 83 rent is due without demand so you don't need to be given an invoice... You know what you've paid and what you haven't paid.
Good luck, hire a lawyer if needed.
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I agree; this depends on the terms of your Lease (which we can't review here on line). I can say that if you owe back rent, you can be EVICTED, so be careful here. Hope this helps. gsg
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Its depends on the lease and how the landlord is assessing the late fees. There are proper ways to do this and there improper ones. You will need to retain a lawyer to review the lease, at your expense, to make that determination.
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