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I have rejected 2 applicants this week because they claim to pay their rent in cash. I take the view that if I cannot see it then it does not exist. What I wonder is really how common is it for landlords to collect rent in cash? I suspect many tenants say this because they do not want someone like me drilling into their rent payment record. I can't help thinking that any tenant who pays rent in cash (without very clear records which I have never seen) is stupid. And the landlord is no better so I do not really care how glowing their reference is ...
How common is it in 2019 for tenants to pay rent in cash? I suspect many are informal arrangements with no tenancy agreement....

19/09/2019 09:25

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