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Postdating a check

However, a bank has no duty to respect that limit, and may pay the check in advance of its stated date, unless the customer gives notice to the bank of the postdating, describing the check with reasonable certainty.

Waiting to cash a check that has been postdated provides the tenant with time to make other living arrangements, move out or otherwise abort the lease agreement.

If the check bounces the landlord may have certain civil remedies to help recuperate the promised funds.

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In situations in which the tenant can be trusted, the landlord has known the tenant to be an honest, on-time payer or the landlord otherwise believes that the money will be in the tenant's account on the date the check posts, accepting a postdated check can be beneficial.