Rental receipt (money order, proof of payment)

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Old Oct 13th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #1
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Does my copy of a money order count as a receipt or proof of payment?
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Old Oct 13th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Money orders serve as a valid proof of payments. Copies of money orders are accepted as receipt and proof of purchase for the sender. Provided you have the original one with you.
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Thats good thank you, I do infact have the original one with me.
My landloard would not give me a receipt when I asked for it the last two times so I held onto my part of the money order.
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Money orders serve as a valid proof of payments. Copies of money orders are accepted as receipt and proof of purchase for the sender. Provided you have the original one with you.
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Thats good thank you, I do infact have the original one with me.
My landloard would not give me a receipt when I asked for it the last two times so I held onto my part of the money order.
Sorry to disappoint you, but Lexus is WRONG here.

A copy of a money order only shows that you purchased a money order. It does not prove that you ever gave that money order as payment. (The same goes with a check, which is why most people require a copy of the front and back of that check to show that it has actually been cashed.)

The proof only comes when you can show that the money order was actually cashed by the person to whom it was addressed. You can request proof that the money order was cashed by placing a tracer request with the issuer (expect to pay a fee for the service and it may take up to 6 weeks to obtain the actual documentation).

You don't say what state you live in, but in many states, the LL is legally required to provide you with a receipt. I would have one ready and waiting for them on your next rent payment, and have them sign an acknowledgement of having received that money order as you hand it over to them. You are entitled to a receipt when you pay by any other method other than a check (as most people can use a check as a receipt, because they can easily obtain a check copy from their bank to prove it was negotiated).
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Any form of receipt may be sufficient so long it carries his signatures, the amount and the purpose of payment. So a copy too would be sufficient.
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since you have the original, the duplicate copy duly attested can be shown as evidence of proof of payment
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Any form of receipt may be sufficient so long it carries his signatures, the amount and the purpose of payment. So a copy too would be sufficient.
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Again, a COPY of the front of a money order is only evidence that a money order was purchased, NOT that it was ever used for payment or negotiated.

As stated before, unless you have a signature from the person receiving that payment as acknowledgement that the payment was received (i.e., endorsement of a check or money order, found on the reverse of that check or money order), it can be challenged as actual proof of having made the payment.

So, NO, just having a copy of the money order would NOT be sufficient to constitute proof of payment here unless you also provide the reverse of the negotiated money order showing that the LL actually received, negotiated, and cashed the money order. Only with that signature is there proof that the payment was tendered and received by the LL.
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