Chesapeake, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Paid rent late. Bring charged 250 fee No record of UD on VA court website. Should I pay?

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Seth E Allen
Seth E Allen
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Bristol, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I'm not entirely sure what your asking. However, if you are saying that you paid your rent late and your landlord is charging you a late fee, you should know the following. Late fees should not be more than 10% of the outstanding rent for that month. In order to charge late fees, that has to be included in your lease. If you do not have a written lease, late fees of 10% are permitted by statute.

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