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Were You Charged an Excessive Late Fee for Apartment Rent?

Were You Charged An Excessive Late Fee For Apartment Rent?

It's unfair for landlords to charge a large rent late fee for being a day or a few days late in paying rent. It also may be illegal under Texas law. If your landlord charged you an excessive late fee, you may be entitled to compensation of up to three times the amount of the late fee.

At the Monts Firm in Austin, we file civil claims on a class-wide basis against landlords who charge unlawful rent late fees. In a class action, many similar claims that are too small to pursue individually are grouped together for efficiency. We handle late fee cases across Texas, including Austin, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio. Call 512-474-6092 for a free initial consultation.

Attorney Britton Monts and his co-counsel, Martin Weber of Crowley Norman, LLP, have recovered sums totaling millions of dollars for thousands of Texas apartment tenants who have been charged fees and surcharges alleged to be excessive and unlawful. There is no cost to you for filing a claim.

What Is An Excessive Late Fee?

What Is An Excessive Late Fee?

When a Texas landlord charges a late fee not based on a reasonable estimate of damages from late payment of rent, it is unlawful.

When Is A Late Fee Excessive?

How Do
Apartment Late
Fee Class
Actions Work?

A class action combines the cases of many renters into one class action against a landlord who charges excessive late fees. This gives you strength in numbers.

How Do Late Fee Class Actions Work?
How Do Apartment Late Fee Class Actions Work?
What If My Landlord Retaliates?

What If My Landlord Retaliates?

If your landlord retaliates against you for filing a late fee claim, we can file an additional claim against your landlord for retaliation.

What If The Landlord Retaliates?

Seeking Justice for Renters Charged Excessive Late Fees

Under Texas law, a rent late fee must be based on a reasonable estimate of the landlord's damages incurred when a tenant pays late. If the landlord charges more than that, the late fee is an unlawful penalty. And critically, the estimate of damages must be made prospectively, meaning it must occur at or before the time the lease is signed by the tenant.

We handle apartment rent late fee cases for renters who have been charged excessive late fees by the apartment owner. Many large corporate landlords own hundreds or thousands of units and charge uniform rent late fees statewide.

Dedicated To Protecting Renters From Excessive Late Fees

Dedicated To Protecting Renters From Excessive Late Fees


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