L.P. from New York writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
I paid for my condo fees with money orders. Now the management is saying they didn’t get the ones for May, July, September, November. How do I get to see who signed the money orders to put in the bank?
Mister Condo replies:
L.P., depending on how you drew the money order, your best bet is speaking with the money order issuer to see if they offer a tracking service. Many do but they also charge a nominal fee for the service. I have seen fees well under the $10 range per transaction so it shouldn’t cost you too much to do the research. Once you get your receipts, simply contact the management company with your evidence of payment. That should clear it up for you. You might also want to ask if there is some type of online payment option available to you. These systems tend to automate the ledge process creating receipts for all parties involved. All the best!