Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Instead of sending rent directly to him, my landlord has had me mail my rent as deposits straight to his bank. I have been using automatic bill pay through my bank, so it's been a hands off process for all involved. He just hit me with a five day notice to pay or vacate, claiming he is owed $11,000+ since April of last year! Is there anything in the law that protects a tenant from a landlord claiming non-receipt of payment months later if my payments in fact were lost and cashed by a 3rd party as it seems to be in this case? Is there a time limit for a landlord to notify tenant of non paym

Answer: Without knowing the details surrounding the history of how you and your landlord created your payment arrangement, it is impossible to say what your legal rights and obligations may be. You should probably speak with your bank right away – if you have not already – and you also may wish to contact a private attorney. (There are links to organizations offering low-cost legal services on this website.)

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  • Instead of sending rent directly to him, my landlord has had me mail my rent as deposits straight to his bank. I have been using automatic bill pay through my bank, so it's been a hands off process for all involved. He just hit me with a five day notice to pay or vacate, claiming he is owed $11,000+ since April of last year! Is there anything in the law that protects a tenant from a landlord claiming non-receipt of payment months later if my payments in fact were lost and cashed by a 3rd party as it seems to be in this case? Is there a time limit for a landlord to notify tenant of non paym

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