A tenant has not paid rent for two months, I have served the notice for nonpayment of rent – Form N4. She has offered a partial payment of the rent owing. I don’t know if I should accept it, I’m afraid if I accept the payment I will have to start all over again. Is it okay to accept partial payment?
It is in your best interest to accept whatever payment the tenant makes and issue a receipt. By accepting this payment it does not nullify the notice, it will still remain in effect until it’s paid in full. You can still proceed to the Landlord and Tenant Board after 14 days based on the notice already given and make the adjustment of the rent owing when you file your application.