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Re: Can landlord refuse Joint account check? DJ YOU MORON

Posted by me on September 05, 2001 at 00:15:09:

In Reply to: Re: Can landlord refuse Joint account check? DJ YOU MORON posted by Lilly on September 04, 2001 at 23:42:17:

If the lease does not require checks only from the tenant named in the lease, the tenant should stick to his guns. The fact is, a joint bank account is an indication of a domestic partnership situation -- and that is precisely the reason to pay with a check from a joint account. (I am assuming here the tenant wants his girlfriend to have status as a tenant. If they are paying over $2,000 and it can lead to luxury decontrol, it is dumb!)
If all this tenant has is a joint account, then the LL is demanding that he wait on line at some post office or whatever for a money order. Unreasonable.
No need to name-call, by the way.

: LL accepted the joint check before because it was signed by the tenant and probably didn't think much of it- LL may now realize or have reason to believe you're trying to segue into something else- namely establishing a LT relationship with the girlfriend-trying to get LL to accept the girlfriend as payor on the lease.
: Tenant should pay rent from his own checking account, one in his name only.
: If were a LL I would probably now insist upon the tenant of record being the only payor. Unless you want to fight for recognition of domestic partnership rights or something like that.

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