The bill requires a residential landlord:
- To provide each tenant with a copy of a written rental agreement signed by the parties;
- Upon receiving any payment made in person by a tenant with cash or a money order, to contemporaneously provide the tenant with a receipt indicating the amount the tenant paid and the date of payment; and
- Upon receiving any payment with cash or money order that is not delivered in person by a tenant and if requested by a tenant, to provide the tenant with a receipt indicating the amount the tenant paid, the recipient, and the date of payment. This requirement does not apply if there is already an existing procedure that provides a tenant with a record of the payment received that indicates the amount the tenant paid, the recipient, and the date of payment.
The landlord may provide the tenant with an electronic copy of the agreement or the receipt, unless the tenant requests a paper copy.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)