My tenant owes 3 months of rent; January through March. He lost his job last year due to Covid and has been trying to get rental assistance for January through June. He has a relative that is willing to pay his rent for April through June, but the relative is asking that I return his money once my tenants rental assistance goes through. Is this legal?
That's a good question, @Yesenia Martinez ! It MIGHT violate the terms of the rental assistance (since you did in fact receive rent for April through June, but I'm not really sure.
Do you have verification from the tenant of their effort?
It's amazing how long it takes for some people and how quickly it comes for others. :(
It is nice that the tenant has a relative that is able to help. Talk to the rental assistant people. At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to be out of pocket waiting for the paperwork to go through.