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suspirar
12/22/2009 02:50 EST

I assume that a Mexican landlord would not like to receive a check from a U.S. bank for first month´s rent and deposit. But personal checks are nice though in that they also serve as a receipt.

What is a good way to pay for first month´s rent and deposit and retain proof of payment? How do we say "money order" in Mexico?

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RVGRINGO
12/22/2009 10:54 EST

Mexico is a cash society and few individuals use checks and I'm not sure a Mexican money order is even available. Your landlord will prefer cash unless he is also an expat and is willing to accept your US check. A written receipt will suffice for your cash payment in pesos.
Let's put it this way: Would you, as a US landlord in the USA, accept a Mexican or Chinese check for rent, or anything else?

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tlaxcalaguide
12/23/2009 01:17 EST

money order... giro
postal money order..
giro postal
bank money order...
giro bancario

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tlaxcalaguide
12/23/2009 01:30 EST

I should have added...
rvgringo is right.
To avoid paying taxes landlords sometimes dont like to give receipts...however to be safe you can get a receipt book from any papeleria and have him fill in the amount paid. Sometimes if you insist on a receipt they will tell you it will cost you more because thats the value added tax.
However if you are occupying a house even without a confirmed lease its very hard to evict you...you can get an amparo and deposit the money for rent in a bank until the court decides who's right. I'm talking extreme problems with the landlord that will probably never occur. Even with just a verbal agreement you have strong rights...also the Federal Protection Agency for Consumers would probably help you. (PROFECO).

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suspirar
12/31/2009 12:57 EST

My other worry is that the person renting out the home is not the owner, but really the latest tenant, and he/she will take my deposit and first month´s rent and then run.

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