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#1 dspillane002


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

Looking to find out if it is lawful for a landlord to charge a late fee for rent in New Hampshire?



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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:30 AM

While some states do have laws that put a cap on what a landlord can charge, New Hampshire is not one of them. The state has no statutes that regulate late fees on rentals. If you agreed in your lease to pay a late fee if rent is not received on the first then that is what you must do. You may wish to visit the FindLaw Tenant Rights section for more information regarding your rights as a tenant. Hope that helps.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:32 AM

I don't know of any law in NH against late fees, but if it's not in the lease agreement, I'd refuse to pay (if a short-term lease, note that landlord can change terms on a rental period's notice).  Have you googled New Hampshire landlord tenant?

I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics.  If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable.  Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.  :)

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