A rent receipt benefits both the landlord and the tenant by showing what was paid, when it was paid, and to whom it was paid. Some states require you to provide a receipt anytime the tenant asks for one. If you need to write out a receipt, include all the essential information that makes a receipt valid. Always give one copy to the tenant and keep a copy for your business records.
When Did the Tenant Pay?
How Much Did the Tenant Pay and How Did He Pay It?
Who Paid the Rent and Why?
Sign to Say Your Received the Money
Is There a Standard Form You Can Use?
- The State of California: Tenants’ Handbook (pg 39)
- NOLO Law for All: Are Tenants Entitled to a Rent Receipt?
- University of California: Berkeley Law
- U.S. Attorney Legal Services: Rent Receipt Template Forms
- Legal Zoom: Rent Receipt and Guide
- Oklahoma Real Estate Commission: Receipt of Property Management Funds
- Internal Revenue Service. "Home Office Deduction." Accessed Mar. 13, 2020.