3/3/17, paid partial payment of abt 3/4 total due. Informed my landlord that due to a payroll mix up, I would have to pay the rest later once the issue was resolved with my workplace as I could not obtain what is owed to me without the owners consent.
3/10/17, received a text at 1:30pm to pay rest by end of the day. I responded back that the issue still had not been resolved, but could pay rest on 3/17/17 at the latest.
Next day, found letter of demand to pay w/in 5 days. Marked certified, but stuck to front door whill nobody was home. Letter was also noted that it was left at the front door.
After reading online, it is my understanding that this cannot even be delivered to me until 3/15/17, due to the partial payment we originally paid. Also, I read nothing which shows her delivery method to be legal. Do I need to worry about legal reprocussions from this, or should we just pay on 3/17/17 as planned?
You can pay anytime before a judgment is issued against you. You may be liable for some additional costs and late fees.
I assume you rent is due on the 1st of the month. A "5 day Notice" could have been provided on the 2nd. You need to pay the remaining rent owed within 5 days to avoid further action. The method of deliver (i.e. posting to your door and mailing by certified mail is sufficient). The purpose of the notice is to give you NOTICE. The method of delivery only needs to be reasonably calculated to accomplish giving you notice.
If you don't pay within 5 days, your lease will be terminated. You can reinstate the lease by paying the amount owed before a judgment is entered against you although you may have to pay additional attorney's fees, court costs (i.e. filing fees) and late charges (if provided for by lease) to reinstate the lease.
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