landlord took money out of my bank?

can a landlord take money out of your bank if you break a lease

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Only if YOU give the landlord your account number! No one can access your bank account without your help. I hope you didn't give a landlord that information. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    They can only take money from your account if:

    A. You have given them your bank details and password

    Or

    B. they have hacked into your account

    If you break a lease, they can sue you for money, but they can't just take it

  • 4 weeks ago

    Sure, if you gave them your banking info and if you owe them money.  If they hacked your account, then of course that is not legal.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
  • Scott
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A landlord cannot just take money out of your account unless you provide them the means to do so.

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  • 1 month ago

    Only way they can do that is if you signed something authorizing it.  Otheriwse they would have no way to access your account.,.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The only way anyone could take money out of your account is if you set up the account for them to do so...like a direct debit/standing order

  • Judith
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you had it set up for automatic withdrawals then sure and probably if you've paid by check which has your bank's routing # and your account # on it.  They have the information needed to do it, don't they?  Plus you OWE it so they've done nothing wrong.

  • 1 month ago

    They would need direct access,  their name on the account.   Talk to your bank. 

  • 1 month ago

    if you gave access to your bank account for payments

  • I don't think he/she should. Yes renters are required to pay rent, but I don't think they should just go and take money out of your account. But what they can do is give you a notice to move out if you continually don't pay your rent. 

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