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Old 08-17-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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We just moved into a house we rent - the landlord just told us she wants cash for each months rent. In my last house - I wrote the guy a check made out to cash. Any reason for me to make a stink about paying it in cash? I assume I should ask for a reciept each month. Anything else?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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She won't take a money order? That seems weird. Yes, demand a receipt, and then keep every one of them. I wouldn't want to pay my rent in cash; why would I want to withdraw so much money in cash each month? What a pain.

I pay by check - always have. I pay the rest of my bills online, so writing out the check is kind of annoying, but it's certainly better than handing over a bunch of $100 bills!
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Clermont Fl
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She won't take a money order? That seems weird. Yes, demand a receipt, and then keep every one of them. I wouldn't want to pay my rent in cash; why would I want to withdraw so much money in cash each month? What a pain.

I pay by check - always have. I pay the rest of my bills online, so writing out the check is kind of annoying, but it's certainly better than handing over a bunch of $100 bills!


Taxes or she is not making her mortgage payments
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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I write a check, the manager doesn't accept cash. When the manager has all the rent checks, he calls the owner, and he picks them up.-
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Check. But if your LL wants cash ALWAYS get a receipt.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:46 AM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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OP that sounds mighty suspicious Definitely get a receipt.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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We demand certified funds if a tenant bounces checks, but even then, cachier's checks, money orders and cash are all acceptable.

Absolutely get a receipt, no exceptions, ever. Make arrangements ahead of time to know who to pay if the landlord is out of town or unavailable on rent day, and get it in writing that they are authorized to receive rents and issue receipts.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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Sounds kind of shady to me, but as long as you get a receipt, and then actually keep a receipt, you should be covered.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Personal check, and I keep the carbon copies.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: My Private Island
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Does it say what form of payment is acceptable in your lease?
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