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Re: How to handle lost payment in the mail? - Landlord Forum thread 240367

Re: How to handle lost payment in the mail? by Anonymous on November 15, 2011 @08:48

For a one time thing, I would just ask that they resend immediately and stop payment on the check/money order. If you want to make sure they are telling the truth you can ask for copy of the moeny order receipt and stop payment on check. If they can't provide this, then they probably didn't send you anything in the first place and have just been stalling. It's up to you if you want to require this to waive any late fee.

I have it in my lease when rent is due by RECEIVED by me and that loss of mail is not an acceptable reason for late payment. It is tenants responsibility to make sure payment is in my hand by due date, so if mailing they need to do this early enough to make sure it gets to me. If it happens again, I would charge late fee for the late payment and if late enough serve pay or quit. I only waive late fee once if tenant has been good before.
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