Florence, AL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama

Q: Can my apartment landlord come to me and say I missed a rent payment 7 months ago and attempt to collect? What can I do?

I have lived in the same apartment for 2+ years and have never missed a rent payment. This week the landlord left a notice on the door stating we have a rent payment due from last July and have 10 days to pay it. I am certain I paid rent that month, as I never miss a rent payment. However, I have no proof that I did. I no longer have the receipt or anything. What are my options here? As I do not wish to pay double rent this month especially when I am certain I never missed the payment last July.

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