Maximum late fee in the State of Massachusetts.

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Good day,

I will be renting one of my new property in Massachusetts, and I understand that as a landlord in this state I can't charge a late fee before 30 days of the payment due date.  I have been researching for a while, and I can't find the maximum amount that I am legally allowed to charge the tenant once the 30day period has passed. Of course the tenant should be already in the process of being evicted.



@Denis Maheux

I do not believe there is a maximum however if you charge a ridiculous amount of money and try to collect on it I think the courts would have a problem with it. I typically charge $50 on a $1000 rent and $30 on an $800 to give you an idea.

Just my 2 cents.


Hi Denis,

I don't think it really matters what you charge because you will never see the money and the judge will probably not give it to you anyway.  Be more concerned about getting the right person in the unit that won't be late.