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Letter: Tenants can be hit with excessive fees

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 6

    Tenants in default should not agree to hundreds of dollars in unreasonable fees, i.e., those never incurred or those routinely incurred prior to a default, without questioning the fees or consulting their own legal adviser,” writes John Keiser.

While I fully sympathize with landlords burdened by tenants who fail to pay rent, I have observed that some landlords interpret a standard rental agreement to provide an automatic 25 percent surcharge for attorney’s fees (“Tenants at disadvantage in eviction cases, study finds,” Star-Advertiser, Dec. 9). Read more

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