Rent Receipts

You are entitled to receive a receipt for each rent payment. Your landlord or agent who receives the rent must:

  • Give you a receipt immediately if you pay in person
  • Give you a receipt within 5 business days if you do not pay in person but request a receipt
  • Keep a record of the payment for 12 months and, on request, provide you with a copy of the record within five business days.

The landlord can be fined if the rules on providing rent receipts are not followed. A rent receipt must include:

  • Your landlord’s signature
  • Your name
  • Property address
  • Payment date
  • What period the payment was for
  • How much was paid
  • Statement that it is a rent receipt.