“Can my agent charge me $39 per day for overdue rent? Is there meant to be a charge? If so, is it standardised across all agencies?” – Jen
Jen, we asked business development manager at LJ Hooker Gosford, Madeleine Smith for her insight into this question:
“If I’m understanding the question correctly, then no,” Madeleine said.
“A Landlord (or an agent on behalf of a Landlord) can only pass on the cost of any dishonour fees that they have incurred, or overdrawing fees as a direct relation to the rent being late.”
“They can’t charge you for NCAT fees, or anything else like that associated with the overdue rent.”
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