Los Angeles, CA asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: May rent paid late, adding $25, paid May & June on May 26. Didn’t pay $25 late fee. Can they charge another $25?

I paid May’s storage a few weeks late. Was charged $25 late fee. When I paid May, I also paid June. But since I still had that u paid $25 late fee, they charged me another $25 since I didn’t pay the $25. It’s a late fee for an unpaid late fee. Is that legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Without seeing the storage contract, and the history of your payments, it is impossible to determine whether you are being charged incorrectly or not. Find a local legal aid clinic and go there and ask one of their attorneys your questions. Make sure you take your storage contract so the exact language can be read and understood, and be prepared to show your history of payments for at least six months prior to the most recent bill so they can look at all the evidence you have on the subject.

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