HB 1821

85(R) - 2017
House Business & Industry
House Business & Industry
Landlord & Tenant
Property Rights

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Travis Clardy

Bill Caption

Relating to a late fee for failing to pay rent under a residential lease.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Current law regulates the amount and circumstances under which a property owner may charge a tenant in fees for late payment of rent. This bill would simplify these regulations by setting an initial fee amount at not more than eight percent of one month's rent and a daily fee of not more than one percent of a month's rent. This would make the amount of a late fee more certain than it is under the current law which is somewhat open to interpretation. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

The state should not make stipulations about what a willing landlord and willing tenant may agree to in the way of late fees, however since this is already regulated and HB 1821 merely tinkers with the mechanics of the regulation this bill does not appear to have a net affect for or against our liberty principles and we remain neutral.