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money orders...for a landlord....

we use to write lanlord a check for rent ( weekly ) but most times we would have 3 rent checks sitting there once we had 6 sitting there..and of corse dh would look at account and assume we had money lol..i would say no 85% of that money is rent. when he finally picked up rent it would still take a week or 2 for him to cash not to mention the new rent checks needed to be picked up so i said thats it..i went to money orders. i have been doing that for 2 yrs now landlord has said if i would go back to checks cause money order is like a 3rd party check and takes up to 3 days to get the money. i said im sorry it takes u so long to cash a check and thats why i do this. he said im being a pain, ( we dont get along ) do i have to write checks? or should i stick to money order..if your a landlord what would u say? any insight is helpful.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • unless it specifically says in the lease that you must pay by check or you can not use a money order than as long you are paying him on time he can't tell you HOW to pay him.

    Answer by ZaTa at 12:12 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • He's full of it. Money orders aren't like that.They act just like checks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • nope not in lease...and thats how i see it he gets his money on time everyweek. it even says date i got it ( i get it day before rent is due ) so if it takes him 2 weeks to pick up it dosent bother me. its paid and out of the account. :) thank u.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • he said it takes 2-3 bussiness days to get the money something about a 3rd party check and i thought it was almost like cash..just here u go...

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • His bank will treat it as a check,depositing it into his account until it "clears",and he's responsible for insufficent funds(not an issue with a money order)

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 12:27 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • Is he cashing them out as he gets them? If so,give him cash and have him draw up a receipt for you everytime

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 12:28 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • Our property management company requires money orders if rent is late...because they don't want to wait any longer for their money. As a PP said, with a money order, there's no risk of the money not being in your account, so he doesn't have to wait any longer. And with a check, he still has to wait for the money to clear your account. So I don't understand where he's getting that it takes longer to deal with a money order.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:37 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

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