Can my landlord demand attorney fees to be paid for a 3 day pay or quit, plus 3 months in advance rent?

We paid our 3 day notice now he wants $150, plus $3585 in advance for 3 months rent.

Asked on June 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, a three day notice to pay or quit sent a tenant for unpaid rent is to cover only the amount unpaid for rent at the time plus any allows late fees. Attorney's fees and pre-paid rent is not allowed to be demanded by the landlord in such a notice.

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