Tip #215: We Take Cash…and Risks!
Accepting illegal funds.
If you must accept cash, take some precautions:
Accept cash in person only.
Count the funds and issue a rent receipt.
Deposit the cash immediately — never leave it around the office where others may see it.
Be leery of tenants who operate on a cash-only basis.
Don’t accept cash for an application fee. The information on a check can come in handy if the tenant later fails to pay rent.
See last week’s Landlord Quick Tip.
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