Rent and Security Deposits Law

Can I Be Required To Pay My Rent In Cash?

California Civil Code Section 1947.3 allows a landlord to require a tenant to pay in cash if a prior check from the tenant bounced or the tenant stopped payment on a check. The landlord must give you written notice of the cash requirement and must attach a copy of the check that was declined by the bank. A landlord may only require cash payments up to 3 months after the check was declined.