my husband and i have lived in our apartment for 3 years. usually we pay our rent (we are month to month) on the first, but sometimes due to the days we get paid, we will pay on the fifth or eight or whatever. we do pay a late fee of 30 dollars when we don't pay on or before the first. On our original contract, we moved in midmonth, and the date on paying rent was not specified as being the first of each month. about 6 months ago, our rent was increased 50 dollars and with that, a new contract was made out, saying rent was due on the first. last month we informed our landlord that we would be paying rent on the 7th. my husband forgot to take the check down, so on the 8th the landlord called saying she needed the rent. i took the check down, explaining my husband forgot, and she was very angry, saying that rent was to be due on the first from now on. can she kick us out for paying the rent late a few times? thanx for your response.forgot to mention we live in california.