A simple Rent Receipt template should include the following:
If you wish to claim rent expenses on your tax return it's always good to get a receipt issued by the property owner or manager.
In case the property management would not emit a rent receipt, you should write down your own receipt and get them to sign it (preferably with a witness).
An additional way to protect yourself is paying the property administration by check or cashier's check duly noted that it covers the rent for that week, month or year in full.
Below is a Rent Receipt Format Sample that can be used by landlords and tenants alike.
I collected from Mr/Mrs: ________________________________________________ resident of _______________________, city of _________________, State of _____, ZIP: _______, the amount of $ ____________, (______________________________________________ Dollars), which is RENT for the period of _____________________ for the property located on the address described above.
Rent payment was made by ___ Cash, ___ Check#____________, ___ Money Order/Cashier's Check#________________.
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