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FAQ: The landlord will not accept only half of the rent. Why not?

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FAQ: The landlord will not accept only half of the rent. Why not?

The landlord will not accept only half of the rent. Why not?

Under most rental agreements and leases, the tenant agrees to pay a specified amount of rent on a certain date. Failure of the tenant to pay the full rent by the due date is a breach of the lease. The landlord is not required to accept only part of the rent unless the landlord has established a pattern and practice of doing so by accepting partial payment in the past. If the landlord has accepted partial payments in the past, he cannot refuse partial payments without first giving notice that he will only accept full payment.

Last Review and Update: Sep 27, 2011