Without compliance to the lease, management would have to make decisions on a one-by-one basis. This would not only lead to chaos, but also would produce inconsistent results.

Late fees and collections:
No exceptions to this policy. Please read sub-paragraph one to the lease.

When Due:

Rent is due on the first and late after the 5th, $50.00.  
$10.00 per day past the 6th.
Eviction process after the 10th.
$35.00 for a bad check. If the check is NSF, its no different than being late as well.

Please re-read your lease. Any money received will be applied to late fees first, any balance remaining will be considered as rent. The difference is up-paid rent and the eviction process will take place.

You should be able to budget between the 6th and the 30th of each month.  We will not work with you on payment plans with rent or late fees. If you can not pay rent each month, there are plenty of renters who will and we ask that you to find housing from someone else.

Loss of employment:
We will extend dates as follows:
Rent is due on the first and late after the 7th, $50.00.
$10.00 per day past the 8th.  
Eviction process after the 11th.
$35.00 for a bad check. If the check is NSF, its no different than being late as well.
We need proof of unemployment.

This should answer any questions with regard to sub-paragraph one to the lease. Its explained well enough above, so there is no reason to call for anything different then what is explained.

Reading the above seems a bit harsh, but when collections get out of hand, What do you do?
Allow chaos and inconsistent results or follow the standard.