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My landlord (who is also my neighbor) was recently visited by immigration police. Their LLC's bank account has been frozen. They are asking for the rent to be paid in cash. They say they will provide a receipt. Is it safe for me as a rental client to do pay my rent, nearly $3k in cash? Also, is it at all illegal for me to do so?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?

Washington I would assume. This is where we live and the address of the LLC.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not sure how to answer that question. I haven't filed or reported anything. I just know this information because I saw the immigration police at their house and then when the wire transfer didn't go through for December's rent they told me their account frozen and I wrote them a personal check for rent that they still have not cashed. Now they want cash for January rent.

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Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Legally you may pay them cash. There is no law that prohibits that. You definitely need to get receipts for your own protection.

If you are uncomfortable handling that much cash - which is understandable for personal safety reason, perhaps you can persuade them to accept a prepaid VISA card or similar form of payment.

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