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Title Fees Charged To Tenants By Landlords
Status House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (02/26/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
House Sponsors S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/16/2020
Description

The bill prohibits a landlord of a mobile home park or a residential
premises (landlord) from:
  • Charging a tenant or mobile home owner a late fee for late
payment of rent unless the rent payment is late by at least
14 calendar days;
  • Charging a tenant or mobile home owner a late fee in an
amount that exceeds the greater of:
  • $20; or

  • The lesser of 3% of the tenant's or home owner's
monthly rent obligation or 3% of the amount of the
rent obligation that remains due;
  • Removing, excluding, or initiating eviction procedures
against a tenant or mobile home owner solely as a result of
the tenant's or mobile home owner's failure to pay late fees;
  • Imposing a late fee on a tenant for the late payment or
nonpayment of any portion of the rent for which a rent
subsidy provider, rather than the tenant, is responsible for
paying;
  • Imposing a late fee more than once for each late payment;
  • Requiring a tenant or mobile home owner to pay interest on
late fees; or
  • Recouping any amount of a late fee from a rent payment
made by a tenant or mobile home owner.
A landlord may recoup one or more late fees from a tenant or
mobile home owner's security deposit if the payment of each late fee is no
more than 180 days overdue and the landlord provides written notice to
the tenant or mobile home owner that the landlord has recouped each late
fee from the tenant or mobile home owner's security deposit.
A landlord shall not require a tenant or mobile home owner to pay
any fee or other charge other than the rent; except that a landlord may
require a tenant or mobile home owner to pay a use-based fee that is
described in the rental agreement.
If a landlord provides to a tenant or mobile home owner a utility
service that is not individually metered, the landlord shall include the cost
of the utility service in the tenant's or mobile home owner's rent and
charge the actual cost of the utility service on a uniform basis to all
tenants or mobile home owners who receive the service.

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