A Rent Receipt is a slip that a landlord uses to provide tenants with proof of payment, acknowledging that the tenants have paid their rent.

The receipt allows a landlord or property manager to keep record of all rent payments made by the tenants inhabiting any and all rental properties.

A Rent Receipt is a suitable way to keep track of payments where an invoice is not issued, e.g. if a tenant pays in cash or with a personal cheque. Rent receipt can be issued to tenants renting either residential or commercial properties.

In Ontario, a rent receipt must include:

  • the address of the rental unit
  • the name of the tenant(s)
  • the amount and date for each payment and what it was for (e.g. rent, rent deposit, arrears)
  • the name of the landlord
  • the signature of the landlord or the landlord’s agent

The following are two example receipts to help landlords to understand how to write them and what information should be shown on the rental receipts.

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