Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: I live in a complex where the last couple of months my rent money orders are being stolen. I paid my rent for Jan. 2020

I took my m.o. recite . i proved i paid it. The offie said to go where i purchased it and see who cashed it in. Im i still responsible for my jan rent. Because if it has not been cashed they want me to pay it again. Im not.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Unfortunately, the receipt only proves you bought a money order, not that you paid the rent. Hopefully, the money order company will be able to give you proof that someone in the office cashed it. If it is just lost then they can cancel it and re-issue but that process can take weeks!

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