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FAQ: Can my landlord require that I pay my rent in cash?

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FAQ: Can my landlord require that I pay my rent in cash?

I recently moved in and offered my landlord the rent using a check but he said I would have to pay the rent in cash. Can my landlord require that I pay the rent in cash?

The language of the lease should state the form in which the rent is to be paid to the landlord. If the lease does not state that rent can be paid by check, the landlord can require that you make payment in cash.
Last Review and Update: Sep 27, 2011