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We rent , rent check was held onto longer than 10 days, does this supersede lease (check fee) : check's beyond 10 day old,

Tolleson, AZ |

our manager is always holding onto checks, then robbed and owners want rent.. again, my understanding is after ten days it isn't as much the check writers responsibility regarding fees as it is the person trying to cash the stale check.. what happens?

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If you have a receipt for presenting the check, you have a strong argument.
If not, it is your word against the manager's.


This is a difficult question because you will not, more than likely, going to be in court.

In other words, it will end up being what you can convince the owner.

A receipt would help. Bank statements showing the money in the account may also help.

There may be a 10 day rule but I have never heard of it. Most checks are good for at least 90 days.

Good luck.

Jim Webster
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If you live in Arizona, please contact me for actual advice; this is just speculation. It certainly is not legal advice. I don't have enough information to give actual legal advice. I can only take the limited information presented and provide a idea of what you might do and how it may turn out.

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