Does state law supercede a lease agreement?

Specifically that you have five days to pay rent after the first. Or is that not a law at all?

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From a general point of view if the law of your state specifically gives the tenant a five (5) day grace period to pay rent before rent is deemed late after the first of a given month, then the state law on the subject cannot be modified in a written lease agreement to have a shorter period of time. The five (5) day period can be extended under a written lease to have a longer period of time which would be allowed under the law.

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