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Re: Rent Receipt

Posted by Mark Smith on August 04, 2000 at 16:54:35:

In Reply to: Rent Confirmation posted by K. Wylie on August 04, 2000 at 14:33:11:

The landlord is supposed to give you a receipt, without being asked, when you pay your rent by any means other than a personal check. And you are entitled to a receipt if you pay your rent with a personal check, if you make a written request for a receipt (you could write RECEIPT REQUESTED on the check).

Unfortunately, the law [Real Property Law §235-e] has no teeth, although you could complain to the Attorney General's office.

And if your landlord claims that your rent payment hasn't arrived in the mail, you'll have to send it in the future by certified mail (the Certified Mail form should now have a scannable bar code), or at the very least, pay for a Certificate of Mailing at the post office, to prove that you mailed it.

: Can anyone tell me the law (I live in NYC), and what it states, that requires a landlord to send notification when they have received your rent?

: Thanks!

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