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You are not within your rights to refuse to give a receipt, by law the landlord must provide a rent receipt if the tenant requests it. It is considered an offence under the Residential Tenancies Act for a landlord to refuse to provide a tenant or former tenant with a rent receipt.

The Residential Tenancies Act states that ” A landlord shall provide free of charge to a tenant or former tenant, on request, a receipt for the payment of any rent, rent deposit, arrears of rent or any other amount paid to the landlord”. It also states that a former tenant can request a receipt within 12 months after the tenancy terminated. It is actually considered an offence under the Residential Tenancies Act to refuse to give a tenant a receipt when they request it.

The Residential Tenancies Act addresses rent receipts in sections 109(1) and 109(2): Receipt for payment 109. (1) A landlord shall provide free of charge to a tenant or former tenant, on request, a receipt for the payment of any rent, rent deposit, arrears of rent or any other amount paid to the landlord. 2006, c. 17, s. 109 (1). Former tenant (2) Subsection (1) applies to a request by a former tenant only if the request is made within 12 months after the tenancy terminated. 2006, c. 17, s. 109 (2). There is no limit for a current tenant to request receipts; there is only a time limit of 12 months after the tenancy terminated for former tenants.