Our landlord changed the way rent notices were sent out and they arrived 2 days before rent was due. I was charged a late fee (plus interest) because it takes 5 days for my bank to cut a check and send it out. The bill includes utilities so the amount due varies every month. When I called the management, they told me that them sending me a notice was a service and they don't even have to do that. I reluctantly paid the late fee, but feel that they were unfair and not completely honest do to their unannounced, late billing procedure.