Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can an apt complex add more to late fees than what is already in the lease. My late fee is 120. They are asking 500.

I paid half at begining of month. Lease says 120 late fee. I informed office when i pd rent that i would pay remainder plus 120 on 16th that was fine. Now on 12th i get letter on door that i need to pay extra 500 by 14th and rent will not be accepted without it. Are they violating the lease? My copy says 120 late fee after the 4th.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Just guessing: Sounds like they are trying to collect the $120 plus late fees you owe from earlier months?

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