Sylva, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: If I pay over half my rent on the due date and then give the rest 2 weeks later can my LL still charge me a late me?

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Paige Kurtz

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  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: More than likely, yes, the landlord change charge a late fee, but it would depend on the terms of your written contract. Most, if not all, leases provide that the entire rent payment is due on a particular date. If it is not paid in full, then you are not in compliance with the contract and a late fee could be charged.

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