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Is there a legal max on late fees?

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What is the name of your state? Nebraska. I lease a lot in a mobile home park at a lake in Nebraska, (vacation home). The lease is an annual lease. This years rent is $1,000 due by Jan 1st. Because of personal reasons I am late paying it. I just recieved a bill for an additional amount for late fees of $300, or $10 per day that rent is past due. After further review it appears the lease says that the landlord can charge $10 per day that it is late.......is it legal to charge that high of an amount or is there some sort of max?


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Well Russ..
I tried to find out for you. Googled my little heart out.
Learned a little more about the Uniform Residental landlord and Tenant act
than I wanted too and now have a headache. :(

I did not find a legal maximum. I think in your lease it probably says $10.00 a day and if it doesn't have a clause in it like.. not to exceed some % or da da dah its pretty much open ended. They only say "reasonable amount" and reasonable to you is an apple and reasonable to your landlord is an orange.

The only maximum I found is that if he ever took you to court he could only sue for
3 times the amount of rent... but its not going to come to that is it now.

Also in reading one attorney's site mentioned its different for mobile homes in Nebraska, :confused:
Soooo thats my story and I am sticking to it.
But I am only a researcher... maybe someone else knows.
Good luck.
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