Merrillville, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: What does a tenant do when a landlord refuses to take rent payment

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A: When a landlord refuses to accept rent payment in Indiana, it can create a challenging situation for tenants. It's essential to document all attempts to pay rent, including copies of checks or money orders and any communication with the landlord. Start by sending a written letter or email to the landlord, expressing your willingness to pay and asking for instructions on how they would like you to proceed.

If the issue persists, you may consider depositing the rent money into an escrow account, following Indiana's legal procedures for doing so. This demonstrates your intent to pay while protecting your rights.

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