New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Law - RPP § 235-e. Duty of landlord to provide written receipt

(a) Upon the receipt of rent for residential premises in the form of cash or any instrument other than the personal check of the tenant, it shall be the duty of the landlord to provide the payor with a written receipt containing the following:

1. The date;

2. The amount;

3. The identity of the premises and period for which paid;  and

4. The signature and title of the person receiving the rent.

(b) Where a tenant, in writing, requests that a landlord provide a receipt for rent paid by personal check, it shall be the duty of the landlord to provide the payor with the receipt described in subdivision (a) of this section for each such request made in writing.

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