So, this may sound like a dumb question but I need an honest answer. The line for me is so borderline that I don't know who's responsible for what at either end. OK--here goes! You (the renter) write a check for your monthly rent and hands it to the landlord. The landlord takes the check, and does nothing with it. At this point, is it the responsibility of the landlord to deposit the check and does what he needs with it? So as the renter, you shouldn't worry as long as the money was in your account, correct? What if the landlord claims that they lost the check, or that a check was never written? Should you write another check? Should you deduct the amount to cancel the previous check? So when is it the renters responsibility and then the landlords responsibility?