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You are liable for the rent until a check is signed and delivered. When a check is signed and delivered the liability for that rent is substituted for (or co-exists with) liability on the check. If the check is honored, the rent is discharged and the liability on the check is discharged. If the check is dishonored, the rent is still owed and there is also ...


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Unbeknownst to me, the landlord enters my apartment while I'm away, sees the check, assumes he should take it, attempts to cash it Depends on whether the landlord was trespassing (which would be the case unless the reason he entered the apartment was an emergency, or your lease agreement grants him the right to enter it without notice as he pleases). If he ...


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I'll take Washington state law to be typical. RCW 9a.56.060 is the criminal law governing rubber checks. Writing a check which you know at the time of drawing or delivering a check that has insufficient fund with intent to defraud is a crime. That's not the case here. It might appear to be theft on the part of the landlord, except that In any prosecution ...


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The charge will apply based on the actual balance of the account in any given month, not on what the balance would have been had they given you a create that you in theory should have gotten. You probably do not have legal recourse to make them reverse the charge. But customer service people often have discretion to waive such charges, and if you explain the ...


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