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so I am receiving rent from Uni students how must that be handled?

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so I am receiving rent from Uni students how must that be handled? I was making a salary from my mom under the conservatorship. Now I can't, so what do i do with this money half of which is my son's since he and i split the estate?
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The rent must go into a separate account and quarterly after expenses the proceeds from the rent should be shared with your son who is the other owner on the estate. You should have a separate account for the rents from your personal account so that they can be properly accounted for. You should also have a separate account for security deposits, since those have to be returned to the tenant, unless they breach the contract or commit damages, upon them leaving the premises within 21 days of the end of their tenancy and you do not want to get caught short.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My son is only 13 years old. Does that quarterly reporting requirement change in that case?

Thank you for your response.

If your son is a minor, then you should open yet another account, trust account, and either annually or quarterly you should be putting his 1/2 of the net proceeds from the rents into that account and keep records, because you could be charged with stealing the money if you do not properly account for it. When he is 18 you would turn the account over to him.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

His trust funds can be used for his needs or not?

Thank you for your response.

Yes, his trust funds can be used for his actual needs and you need to keep receipts as proof of how they were used and you need to be careful not to use them for things like helping you pay general household bills even though he lives in the house.
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