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FAQ: My landlord refused to accept my payment. What happens now?

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FAQ: My landlord refused to accept my payment. What happens now?

I went to pay my rent today but my landlord refused to accept my payment. What happens now?

It is important that you have evidence to prove that your landlord refused your rent when you offered it to him when it was due. If your landlord refuses your rent, he cannot file a dispossessory against you for nonpayment. If the landlord does file a dispossessory against you, you will need to file an answer explaining to the court that you offered the full rent payment but it was refused. This does not apply if your rent was late when you offered it to the landlord or if you offered your landlord less than the full amount owed.

Last Review and Update: Sep 27, 2011