I agree with everybody on the thread Linda, BE CAREFUL! If your landlord demands cash rent, demand from him a signed reciept saying that you paid him!
In a court, he try to evict you for lack of payment, and you would not have any way to prove you did pay him. Demand reciepts ASAP, make sure you save any written communications with him, and demand all further communication be in writing. Don't be a victim!
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