Paying rent on time is the most important way to keep your landlord happy. Paying rent late can result in costly late fees or even the end of your tenancy. Read on to see how you can avoid these and other negative consequences.
Grace Periods and Rent Due Dates
Rent is legally due on the date specified in your agreement (usually the first of the month), and in the form of payment (usually check) that the landlord requires.
What to Do and Not to Do If You Can't Pay Rent on Time
Here are some dos and don'ts of paying rent late—including how to negotiate a partial or delayed rent payment.
Tenancy Terminations for Nonpayment of Rent
When you don't pay rent, your landlord can terminate your tenancy.
The basics of late rent fees, including limits on how much landlords can charge.
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