here's what I used this month - I inherited these tenants & have know taught them - I'm not a game player. 08-11 got rent + late fee all in cash ~ which I didn't ask for but works too I did write a reciept.
Late Rent Notice
Date - August 5th 2010
Tenant's Name: xxxxxxx
Address of Rental Unit: xxxxxxxxxx
This notice is to inform you that we have not received your rent payment of $ _______ which was due on August 1st 2010. This rent payment owed is for time period of 08-01-2010 to 08-31-2010.
According to the terms of our rental agreement, you are also required to pay a late rent charge of $ ________. The total amount due is $ __________.
Please have the total amount due in full on or before _______ to be collected in person . If you are unable to be home please have an envelope taped to inside front entrance door.
In the past a courtesy was extended to you as there was an understanding of your employment situation. However, going forward the monthly rent must be received on the first of each month. If for any reason you are unable to adhere to the terms of your current lease please advise.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.