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Late Fees

Some landlords charge a late fee if you do not pay your rent on time. Find out when and how much you can be charged.

Late Fees


Some landlords charge a late fee if you do not pay your rent on time.

Your landlord can only charge a late fee if your written rental agreement allows for it. Read your rental agreement to see if late fees are allowed.

Late fees that are 5% or less of your monthly rent are considered reasonable. If the landlord requests a late fee that you feel is too high, ask for a lower fee.

If a late fee is 10% or more, contact us for assistance.

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Last change: Dec. 1, 2013

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