A Rent Receipt is a document acknowledging that a person has received the rent paid following the lease of a premises. This is an evidence of payment of rent to the landlord. The landlord is the owner of the premises and the tenant is the party who occupies the premises in exchange for the payment of rent.
The contents of the rent receipt include: the name of the landlord, the particulars of the tenant, the address of the premises, the rent, the payment method (such as cash, cheque, bank transfer, money order etc.), the date the payment was made, any outstanding rent (if any) etc.
How to use this document
This document can be used by a landlord or an authorized agent of the landlord to provide evidence of payment of rent. This document can only be used after the landlord has received payment of rent.
After filling this form, the party issuing this receipt (such party may be the landlord or an authorized agent of the landlord) must sign the document and deliver same to the tenant and keep a copy of the receipt for record purposes.
The Landlord and tenants law is applicable to Lagos State, The Tenancy laws of various States which stipulate that a rent receipt must be issued to a tenant, are also applicable.
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