When the tenant and landlord sign the initial lease, they can agree on a day and location for the monthly payment. If nothing is specified as to when and where to pay in the lease, the rent must be paid on the 1st day of the month, and it is the landlord’s responsibility to collect the rent at the tenant’s residence. If the tenant is absent, it will then be the tenant’s responsibility to bring the rent money to the landlord or one of his or her representatives. The rent payment can be made in many ways: for instance, in cash, by cheque, by money order, wire transfer, or even by credit card if the landlord is equipped to receive such a payment. As for the amount of payment itself, the parties must agree when they sign the lease. The landlord cannot, however, require post-dated cheques. Even if this is specified in the lease, the tenant does not need to consent to this. Furthermore, the landlord cannot require more than one payment at a time. The landlord can, however, require the first month’s payment when they sign the lease.