Printable rent receipt templates are available for free online at Vertex42, Hloom and TidyForm. When receiving rent payments in cash, landlords or their representatives should always provide a receipt to maintain chain of custody.
Rental invoices, sometimes known as rent receipts, are an important practice to maintain accurate record keeping for landlords and tenants. The presence of a receipt provides an authoritative record in the event of a dispute over payment. Many states require that landlords provide receipts for rent payments free of charge. Rent receipts should include a date of payment, landlord or representative signature, property address, the tenant's name and the period for which the rent is being paid. The amount received and the landlord or company's name must also be included.