Reader Question: 

“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 

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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.”

For information specific to your state or territory, visit Rent.com.au’s Important Numbers page.

We’ll be posting answers to reader questions every week. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it to marketing@rent.com.au

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Madeleine Smith
Business Development Manager at | msmith.gosford@ljh.com.au | + posts

Madeleine is an honest and reliable agent, who knows how to listen and understand her client’s needs to manage fair expectations and deliver good results.

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