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Can landlord require tenant to pay rent in cash?
Can landlord require tenant to pay rent in cash?

Question: I moved into a small rental property six years ago. Three months ago, this property was sold to a new owner. The new landlord wants me to start paying my rent in cash. I am uncomfortable about possibly not getting credit for the payment. I don't understand his motives, since I have never had a problem paying my rent. Do I have to comply with his request? Answer: As long as your rent is current, Civil Code 1947.3 prohibits your landlord from requiring the rent to be paid in cash. The only circumstances that allow a landlord to require payment in cash is when a tenant has paid with a check that bounces or a tenant has requested a "stop payment" on a money order...

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