Am I Late On Rent?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MarkyMarc91, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. MarkyMarc91 macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an odd question to ask here.. But I recently moved into a new apartment complex. In the lease, it states:

    "If the rent is paid after the 3rd day of the month, a late charge of $45.00 will be due."

    Today is August 2nd, if I pay my rent tomorrow (Aug. 3rd) will I have to pay the late fee? I shouldn't have to, because it says after the 3rd day of the month, correct? Their office is closed now, just curious about what I should expect tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    And we're supposed to know what you should expect tomorrow?!

    Sort of depends on a lot of variables...your payment history, your landlord's interpretation of the lease, whether the landlord had a good crap tomorrow morning...so tough to predict!

    In short, anybody can say anything, and it won't mean a thing...:p
     
  3. cardfan macrumors 6502a

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    Look up the word "after" in the dictionary. It should help you.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    As it happens, I can tell the future, but I choose not to tell.
     
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  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    As far as I can understand, you will pay a late fee if you paid August 4th.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is how I would understand it as well.
     
  8. thekev macrumors 604

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    Pay it by tomorrow. Don't wait until the 4th. You never know if they check security footage to verify, although I doubt it. It won't clear until later due to the weekend, but it's a matter of when you submit the check, not when they process and cash it.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I thought you looked familiar...
     

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  10. peridot macrumors member

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    You should be fine to pay tomorrow. The wording is clear and you could rightly kick up a big stink if they gave you a hard time about paying on the third. If for any reason you have to leave a note, include the date. :)
     
  11. mobilehaathi, Aug 2, 2013
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    mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Hmmmm, I'd rather be likened to the centaur, Firenze. :p

    *deleted*

    Edit: I'm all kinds of bad brain today.
     
  12. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    there is no rent

    Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

    Neo: There is no spoon?

    Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
     
  13. sar in fl macrumors newbie

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    I'm a landlord. It's not late if it's paid tomorrow.
     
  14. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    I had always pictured you as a prognosticator, and looking like this.

    KGB:cool:
     

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  15. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Do what everyone does. Pre-date the check, drop it in the mail and play dumb.
     
  16. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Tomorrow is now today, so if you pay your rent today you won't have to worry about the new tomorrow.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Except that rarely works anymore, heck even banks ignore the date field, that is post-dated checks get cashed blindly like all other checks.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Excellent exchange.....well, I have thoroughly enjoyed it......indeed, it is my second HP related exchange today.

    To the OP.........I suggest you pay it, and then proceed to debate dates and days with us.
     

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