If you receive a rent in cash, you must provide a receipt. If you are a landlord, or a tenant and want your landlord to give you a receipt, our Rent Receipt Template can comes handy.
The Rent Receipt Template lets you print receipts for payments made by cash, check, or money order. The information can either be pre-populated, or you can print a bunch of blank receipts.
The receipt contains two separate worksheets for listing the rental payment period in two different ways. The first worksheet, you enter the rental period as a begin date and end date. In the second, you can specify the billing period and choose the starting date.
Using Our Receipt Templates
Tracking Receipts and Payments – The benefits of using a spreadsheet to create and print your rent receipts is that you can save a copy of the file as an electronic record. It’s as simple as creating a directory on your computer called “receipts” and sub-directories for each tenant and saving your files with the date or the receipt number in the filename. You can also maintain a separate billing statement for each renter to keep track of payments.
Customize the Receipt – If you are a landlord, you may want to save a copy of the house rent receipt template for each contract that you have, customized with the tenants information, payment periods, etc. You may also want to add a unique watermark to the receipt to make it difficult to copy.
Are Rent Receipts Required? – You should check your local laws, but normally a check acts as a receipt (because a record of the transaction can obtain from the bank). A landlord doesn’t usually have to provide the tenant a receipt, although a renter should always request a receipt for payments by cash. A landlord may require to give a written receipt for deposits or payments made before the tenant moves in.
Print Receipts on Perforated Paper – Our receipt forms are design for printing on Perforated 8.5″ x 11″ Paper (1 col x 3 rows).
Landlord Signatures – To help prevent tenants from creating fraudulent receipts, landlords may want to both customize their receipts (to make them difficult to duplicate) and also sign the receipts. We have added signature lines to the latest versions of the templates.