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rent receipts (by Leigh [TN]) Nov 23, 2022 1:33 PM
       rent receipts (by Ken [NY]) Nov 23, 2022 1:40 PM
       rent receipts (by Still Learning [NH]) Nov 23, 2022 1:59 PM
       rent receipts (by zero [IN]) Nov 23, 2022 5:00 PM
       rent receipts (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 23, 2022 6:55 PM
       rent receipts (by MC [PA]) Nov 24, 2022 5:10 PM
       rent receipts (by Robin [WI]) Nov 26, 2022 6:05 PM
       rent receipts (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 26, 2022 8:45 PM
       rent receipts (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 27, 2022 10:07 PM
       rent receipts (by mike [CA]) Nov 29, 2022 5:00 PM

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rent receipts (by Leigh [TN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 1:33 PM

Hi! Do you give your renters a receipt for each month's rent or is their cancelled check enough receipt? What about if they choose the direct deposit method, or a cashier's check, do you send them a receipt?

We are accepting a personal check from our 1 renter. The lease states that if a check bounces, they must then pay fees and use money orders or cashiers checks afterwards.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

rent receipts (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 1:40 PM

If a tenant wants a receipt i will gladly mail them one,i have tenants who mail me a money order who want a receipt,ok no big deal and i have a lady who deposits cash in my account,writes her name and address on the slip from the bank and sends a screenshot and never asks for a receipt --74.77.xx.xx

rent receipts (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 1:59 PM

I do not send receipts. If someone needs to prove payment and asks, I will write something.

rent receipts (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 5:00 PM

I don't provide receipts after the initial payment at the house when they start renting from me. Sometimes I have them deposit before we sign the lease.

I still get tenants contacting me at tax time saying they need my address. Even tho they had it last year and have the paperwork at lease signing. But that's fine.

As for bounced checks I have a fee that I charge. When it happens I know the tenant is on the way out and I start preparing eviction paperwork. With one exception all of my tenants direct deposit now. Makes life easier for me.

rent receipts (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 6:55 PM

Back in the late 1990's I purchased a lot of "C" grade properties with tenants that were not bank savvy. They wanted to pay their rents in person, money order, personal check or cash. Anytime I picked up rent from any tenant, I issued them a receipt, purchased with 3 copies in a booklet form.

Then one day I found myself in court for an eviction and the "Housing Department" was there on the behalf of my tenant. My tenant claimed that I discriminated against her because of her race. I was in deep trouble. My tenant with her Free Legal Aid Attorney said that I prematurely evicted her because:

She always paid her rent around the 10th of the month, sometimes as late as the 14th without threating her with an eviction. That I wanted her unit to rent to someone else who wasn't of her color!

Then the judge asked me if this was true. I stated no in fact that was NOT TRUE. This tenant always paid her rent around the 1st of the month, mostly by the 2nd or third. That after the 5th of the month, I would stop by and asked why the rent was not paid and gave an extension for a few days. If the rent was not paid after the 10th of the month, I would issue a 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit! In this case after the 15th the tenant refused to answer her door or pick up her phone.

Judge then summarized things. Tenant says she could pay up to the 14th of the month and the owner says she would pay her rent closer to the 1st of the month. Any Proof?

I stated yes. I have all of the rental receipts issued. Tenant then stated I made them all up and they were fake. We are talking about a briefcase full of rental receipts rubber banded open to this tenants receipts. 84 months worth of receipt books for this building. Around 28 books. Each receipt I wrote down the payment check number -- always a money order.

Judge says I need more proof. I said, I made copies of every tenants payment checks, I have a copy machine. I then presented copies of each payment check all 84, including the 1st months rent and deposit.

Now the judge turned to the tenant. So you lied about payment dates. Of the 84 checks here, I found only 1 check dated the 14th, 2 dated the 9th and all others dated between the 28th to 4th of the month. So you paid your rent mostly before the 5th, which was the grace period in the lease. The landlord did not try to evict you because you match the color of the judges skin, but because you refused to pay last months rent.

I won the case. I told the judge that if the tenant pays last months rent, this month's rent and my legal costs, she could stay. But this offer is only good for 48 hours. Still proceed with the eviction. So the judge added to the case if the tenant pays by cashier's check and it clears, she can have her free legal aid attorneys show up and get the case dismissed, provided the owner, Robert, give them a notarized statement. Some 7 days later the tenant got the money together but it was past the dead line. --47.156.xx.xx

rent receipts (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 5:10 PM

I write receipts for cash or MO, not checks. Some Ts say they don't need one but we will write it out anyway for our records.

rent receipts (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2022 6:05 PM

Nope. Everything's electronic. If they want proof of payment, they can pull it from Zelle, CashApp, Venmo, etc.

rent receipts (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2022 8:45 PM

Due to the Renter protection rules of 2019 in NYS, you are supposed to provide a rent receipt no matter what form of payment.

rent receipts (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2022 10:07 PM

Use Clear Now System.

If a resident still hasn't the year 2010 yet, I charge them an extra $20. After phrasing it in that manner, most folks on the fence decide that electronic payments are a good idea

rent receipts (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2022 5:00 PM

if someone wants one i'll gladly write one up. a cancelled check IS the receipt. if they pay online they get some sort of receipt. people who do not have bank accounts are not welcome in my units. i DO NOT accept money orders...if it gets lost they cannot be replaced or stopped as easily as a simple check can. i told the tenants a few years ago that going ahead i'd be using their postmarks as proof of timely payment so their "tenant report card" was up to them. get the thing in the mail on time and everything's jake. i had to remind one of my dopier ones that simply placing the envelope at his mailbox was not the same as mailing, especially if he does that saturday AFTER the mail comes. when their envelope arrives i note the date received and drop it in their file. --75.80.xx.xx

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