If you can find proof that you paid July`s rent (cancelled check or money order receipt), you should provide copies to your landlord, along with a letter explaining your position. If your landlord remains convinced that you did not pay July`s rent, he may be able to sue you to collect the money but cannot seek to evict you because of nonpayment. Your landlord`s acceptance of rent in August, September and October prevents your landlord from seeking to evict you for a failure to pay July rent. Your landlord can sue you in magistrate court to collect the amount of July`s rent but he cannot sue to make you move through the dispossessory process.
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