Posted by John on May 07, 2000 at 15:04:41:
In Reply to: Re: change of way to pay rent posted by Mark Smith on May 07, 2000 at 13:14:41:
I guess it goes to the relationship with the landlord. If you pay on time continue paying by personal check and have the landlord deal with it. If you gave a reason for the landlord to loose trust in you, then eat the price of the to make money orders and change the method in the future.
Again as a safey measure keep all your rental receipts and canceled personal checks. Remeber, you do not get a copy of a cashed money order or casher's check.
Note: Change method of payment usually is due to bounced checks and/or late payments. Late fees are not considered rent, so the landlord can't collect that.
: If your apartment is rent controlled or rent stabilized, the landlord can't change the method of payment, unless the lease contains such an unlikely provision. File a complaint with DHCR.
: : i was wondering what the policy is for changing the way that rent is paid. i.e., my landlord will is saying that they will no longer accept personal checks as a way to pay rent, now they musy be in the form of a money order or cashier's check. could it, technically, fall under unwarrented raises in rent that i did not sign for (the percentage that goes into getting a money order or cashier's cheque)
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