How you pay your rent can be very important. While money orders seem convenient, they may cause you a lot of problems and, in some cases, could lead to your eviction.

A money order may not be cashed if there is even just one small mistake on it, such as an incorrect date or unreadable writing.

You should write your name and the month(s) you are paying for on the actual money order. You should always keep a copy of your actual money order.

If your landlord has problems cashing your money order, you can ask for a refund from the company you bought the money order from. However, it may take months to receive the refund. If you do not have the money to pay the rent when it is due, your landlord may serve you with court papers for an eviction.

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Last Reviewed: November 19, 2021