My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
Our lease requires us to pay rent to my landlord's small Postal Center in the form of a cashier's check. Every month, an employee receives the check and puts it in his box. No receipts are ever given. Have been in this lease for 7 months and never had a problem. On Sept 4, I received email from my landlord saying they haven't received the check. I checked with the postal center and they remember me dropping it off, and began to search the entire store. They eventually put it in writing that they lost the check. My landlord is aware of this and has received all documentation of this from both the postal center and my bank. On Sept 8, he threatened eviction. Can he even do this?? I have paid my rent to the location specified in our lease, on time, and in the form he requires. Can he threaten eviction or file or eviction when I have proof of purchase from my bank and admission of guilt in writing from the postal center? Cashier's checks take 90 days to be cancelled or reissued, and that money has been removed from my account. I cant pay rent twice and that is essentially what he is asking me to do. Appreciate any and all advice and information. Thanks!