Do you have to pay a fee to the landlord in case of late payment of rent?

Verified 08 March 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

No fees can be charged by the owner in case of late payment.

It doesn't matter whether it's an empty or furnished apartment.

A clause allowing the owner to levy fines or penalties for breaches of the lease or the building's rules is unfair (it is ignored, as if it did not exist). It can be brought before the protection litigation judge of the court on which the dwelling depends.

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if the tenant repeatedly pays his rent late, the landlord is entitled not to renew the lease on legitimate and serious grounds.

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