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Posted by TenantNet on February 22, 1998 at 09:17:54:

In Reply to: LATE CHARGES AFTER I MOVED OUT!! posted by Tina on February 18, 1998 at 19:46:51:

: I lived in the upstairs apartment for fives years then moved downstars. I signed a six months lease on 1-1-97. In the lease there was a fee for a late charge of $10.00. I was late two times, nothing was said. Then in November I gave her my 30 day notice to move. I was moved out by 12-31-97. I finally got by my security deposit Feburary 9. She charged me six months of being late ($60.00) & $35.00 for a hairline crack in a window which I didn't do. She never fixed the window yet (2-18-98). Can she charge me the late fee after I moved out? Don't she have to say somthing that month that I was late? And is there a time line to when she has to fix the window? Going to smal claims court March 10. PLEASE HELP!

This sounds like typical landlord scams. If you are going to small claims,
show you did pay on time (if you did) or shortly thereafter, but also
stress strongly that you got no notice of these charges as they
supposedly accumulated. If you got bills from the owner, show these
to show no charges. It's the owner's burden to show all these things,
but NY courts are notoriously pro-landlord, so be prepared and do your

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