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My apartment is charging $160.00 late payment on 300

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my apartment is charging $160.00 late payment on 300 balance. my rent is 1600.00 I paid 1300 on time and 300. 00 later in 2days.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: VA Dumfries
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
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Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Good afternoon. Virginia state law does not cover late rent fees. If your lease or rental agreement does not say anything about late fees, your landlord may not impose one, no matter how reasonable it is. As such, you may have a defense, unless this is in your lease and if it is, it would need to be paid as agreed.

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