I would contact your local Housing Authority and ask them about these "Fees". If they don't know they should be able to direct you to someone who does.
Here is the national link - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance
The other place I would check would be the Apartment Association in the state that you live in. If your landlord only owns 4 or 5 rental properties he/she likely won't have to follow all of the Landlord/Tenant rules and regulations. However, if they own more then that they will have to answer to the Apartment Association. Call them and see what they say.
Here is the National http://www.naahq.org/about
Good Luck to you!
Dec 26, 2015