Someone in your family needs to take responsibility for your rental housing.
If you can't get rent to landlord on the 1st - forget check, whatever, have it automatically sent by your bank.
What part of "the rent is due on the 1st" don't you understand?
Most landlords would not have renewed your lease if you were late - late fee payment or not - 3 times in any 12 months....
You are bad tenants because you don't follow your landlord's instructions OR your lease.
CPM * 45 years of property management experience * Age and experience ALWAYS trumps youth and enthusiasm