Can my landlord refuse to accept rent w/o late fee?
My pay schedule put me getting paid later than the 4th. Due to an unforseen car repair, I can pay my rent but I can not pay the late fee until my next check. I do not dispute that I owe the late fee, however my landlord said he would not accept rent without the late fee. He has issued me a 72 hour notice. I live in Oregon and I looked up the Landlord/Tennent Laws and found that he can't evict me for non-payment of the late fee, however can he refuse my rent and then evict me? It just doesn't seem right. He also informed me that I was late one other time and already have an outstanding late fee. I did not realize this and am fine paying that as well even though he never issues a reciept for me to know, but again I can't do this until my next check.
Thank you in advance for your advice.