Pawtucket, RI asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: Should I carry forward the balance until they catch up or apply each week they pay to the previous week?

I have 2 tenants on a week to week lease. They're 1 wk behind. They are asking that the late week that was paid 6 days late be carry forward as if they slipped a week until they can pay that skipped week in 2 weeks instead of adding the rent payment they give me each week to the previous week. I told them that I would waive the late fees as a courtesy until they catch up.

Should I carry forward the balance until they catch up or apply each week they pay to the previous week? Please advise. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: The offer-er is the master of their offer and you are free to come to whatever arrangements you like. I might suggest you set a deadline for the late fee waiver to give them some incentive to catch up.

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