Q: Can a landlord charge a fee for paying rent on the 4 day of grace period. I am on SSDI, and I get paid on the 3rd .
She is threatening if you don't pay on the 1st of the month we will get a 14 day notice. And if not paid by 4th we will get a late fee.... And if we get multiple notices we could have our lease terminated.
A: Depending on if your in a county where the Tenn. Uniform Landlord Tenant Act is applied, there is a 5 day grace period, generally. See TCA 66-28-201(d). "There shall be a five-day grace period beginning the day the rent was due to the day a fee for the late payment of rent may be charged. The date the rent was due shall be included
in the calculation of the five-day grace period. If the last day of the five-day grace period
occurs on a Sunday or legal holiday, as defined in § 15-1-101, the landlord shall not impose
any charge or fee for the late payment of rent; provided, that the rent is paid on the next
business day. Any charge or fee, however described, which is charged by the landlord for the
late payment of rent, shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the amount of rent past due."
Also check your lease for additional terms and conditions.
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