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Should the landlord be charged a fee for late payment of the rent?

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

No fees can be charged by the owner for late payment.

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

A clause that allows the owner to collect fines or penalties for violating the lease agreement or the building regulations is abusive (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 for legitimate and serious reasons.