I have checked the NC laws a number of times, but can’t seem to find that specific issue. I would prefer not to accept partial payments, but the landlord takes them. But he expects them the tenant to communicate with us if something comes up, and to pay what they owe in a reasonable time frame. Many times they don’t follow through with their promises. I am no longer the park manager, but am still doing the office work/payments/court papers, etc. We put someone in there who won’t let anyone bully him. And tenants aren’t liking not being able to get away with stuff.
NC’s cap is 5% or $25., whichever is greater. There are a few who have a late fee greater than $25. The landlord said to charge a late fee anyway, but I have heard others say that you can’t do that if they make SOME kind of payment. But I can’t find it in the NC laws. Now I DID read that whatever is in the signed lease, will be adhered to by a judge. I’ve learned a lot just from going to court and listening to tenants complain and losing their cases. We’ve adjusted our leases when learning something we hadn’t known previously. : )