What is the name of your state? - California
My mom has been a tenet for more than 10+ years in a townhouse. She is named on the rental agreement and sends a check every month to the landlord for rent. For the past one or two years, the landlord has been accepting the checks, but not depositing them. My mom has called him on numerous occassions asking him to please deposit the checks, and he finally did deposit the last 3 or 4 months in his bank account, but not any of the other previous checks.
My questions are if the landlord tries to deposit these previous checks, and I'm sure there must be a few that are over 6 months old, can he legally force my mom from the townhouse for non-payment since the banks will probably not accept them? There is money in her account for these checks, so I'm not worried about that portion. Is there anything else we should be aware of?
I have no idea why the landlord isn't depositing the checks, but I'm going to have my mom write down all the checks that are still outstanding and send a letter to the landlord regarding this.
Thanks for any responses.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?