Q: Can an apartment complex change the date rent is due before being charged a late fee, from the date in the lease?
My lease says I have until the 8th of each month, but my complex says they've changed the date to anytime after the 1st.
As with all legal questions, it depends.
CO has very recently passed certain laws relating to late fees. The change may be an attempt to comply with that law. But it sounds like they may be moving in the wrong direction. If they start to charge you late fees then you may wish to reach out to an attorney to discuss this. The law is still pretty fresh.
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