What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?NY
I just got a notice from my LL that I have to pay $2200 in three days or move.
I lost my job due to the extreme flooding, and I admit I am $425 behind, I know I owe him a $50 late fee. I told him I am trying to get help and the latest I would satisfy my debt would be in two weeks, and pay November's rent.
Before July I had paid rent in cash but when he had tried to say I owed him more rent when we had an agreement I insisted on paying by check. July's rent check, August's rent check, September's rent check all say "RENT PAID IN FULL" On the note line. October's rent check (partial payment) says October's rent remaining balance $425 with a late fee of $50.
He said $50 a month from July on is for late fee's (I had his agent a check on or before the first, he never cashes it before the 20th of the month)
I am not trying to ditch my rent, I know I owe the money and I have told him when I can pay and I will of course pay the late fee. With Cashing the checks with the notes can he really say I have not paid my rent in full and owe an amount from before I started paying by check? Can he charge me a late fee for him cashing the check late?? He refuses to tell me why he believes I owe $2200. I've never been through an eviction and I want to fight because I do not owe $2200, I honestly do not know what to do at this point.