When I rented an apartment, I wrote to the owner a cashier check for the security deposit, "the security deposit is equal to one month's rent". He cashed the check into his account. In last December, I asked him to accept the deposit as the payment of December rent because I did not have enough money to transfer his rent, he agreed! After 6 months, he asked me to write a check in return of the previous one as per the lease agreement. I told him that I do not mind writing a personal check, but I do not have enough money in my account. I wrote a letter that I will be responsible for any damage that would happen to the unit, but he insisted to have the check. He promised me that he would not cash it, he just wants that as per the lease agreement. My question is that if he tries to cash it with insufficient funds in my account, will I get charged for that although I told him there is no money in the account?
The second question is does he have the right to change the lease agreement and increase the rent if he does not get the check?
Your LL has a right to begin the process of eviction since you have not complied with the lease agreement. The cold hard truth is that your money woes are not your LL's problem.
That said, if he agreed to changes in the lease, I hope you documented that in writing---so you can show a court, otherwise the LL can just lie to the judge that you breached and should be evicted.
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