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Cash in hand rent

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Tenant

We usually pay our rent cash in hand, but are taking our landlord to court over a number of issues. Is there any way that I can make him accept payment via direct debit? To protect us?

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Tenant

Does your tenancy agreement stipulate how the rent will be paid?

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Tenant

No it doesn’t?

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Do you have a rent book or receipts for previous rents paid? Whilst there could be many reasons for a landlord not wishing to be paid by DD there can only be one for refusing to give you a receipt.

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Tenant

Hi Katie

There is something suspicious about your landlord wanting to be paid in cash but actually if that is the way he wants to be paid there isn’t much you can do about it without knowing his bank account number. You need to be able to prove you have paid the rent, no matter how you pay it, so make sure you get him to sign a receipt for it. That will protect you as far as any court hearing is concerned because receipts are proof.

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I hope you at least have a tenancy agreement tho?

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