Rental Payment Receipt

Just like you receive receipts for everyday purchases, such as groceries and gas, it is just as important, if not more so, that you receive a receipt from your landlord or property management company for payment of your rent. For most individuals, your monthly rent is one your highest expenditures, so being able to document proof of payment is important for many financial reasons. In addition, requesting a rent receipt is not only a wise financial move, it may be one of your tenant rights, depending on the state you live in.

Do’s for Receiving Rental Receipts from Your Landlord

  • Immediately request a copy of your rental receipt once payment is made
  • Keep a copy of each receipt for your records and in a safe place
  • Ensure that all required and necessary information is complete and accurate

Don’ts for Receiving Rental Receipts from Your Landlord

  • Accept rental receipts from unauthorized parties
  • Forget to request additional items that are included in your rental payment be itemized to avoid disputes (e.g. utilities, cable, etc.)
  • Wait to have any errors or inaccuracies corrected