A landlord must provide you with a written receipt immediately if you made the payment in person, or within five business days if you requested a receipt but did not pay in person. There is a penalty if they fail to do so. You can report a landlord for failing to comply with these requirements using our Residential accommodation complaint. The landlord must keep a record of rent payments for 12 months and provide a the tenant with a copy of the record if requested within the 12 months.
For more information see our Rent receipts page.
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