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Re: landlord sued while I was in Korea for military

Posted by Anna on March 18, 2001 at 01:07:20:

In Reply to: Re: landlord sued while I was in Korea for military posted by Renee on March 15, 2001 at 04:54:31:

True, no tenant should pay cash. Because some landlords insist on it, and we have a law requiring them to provide receipts, the law requires the tenant to get the benefit of the doubt when the landlord fails to so. (Unfortunately, not all judges obey the law...)

New York State Real Property Law:
Sec. 235-e. Duty of landlord to provide written receipt.

(a) Upon the receipt of rent for residential premises in the
form of cash or any instrument other than the personal check
of the tenant, it shall be the duty of the landlord to
provide the payor with a written receipt containing the

1. The date;

2. The amount;

3. The identity of the premises and period for which paid;

4. The signature and title of the person receiving the

We also have safeguards against default judgements against people who were not served: most states do. read:

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