I have a problem with my landlord not giving me receipts for a flat I’m renting from him. He says he’s too busy and will be posting the receipt in due course. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t. Can I make him give me a receipt?
This does not happen often as most landlords know they have a legal duty to issue a receipt when tenants pay them rent. It is mandatory for the landlord to issue you with a receipt for rent paid. The receipt must show several essential things: the name of the person receiving the rent, the name of the payer, the rented address, the period covered by payment and also the date and the amount of payment. Tell your landlord that the law says very clearly a landlord must issue the tenant a receipt without unnecessary delay. Otherwise, contact your local tenancy assistance or a just one sharp letter by a solicitor will usually be enough to solve this problem.