1 Fill in all of the data below to customize the document to your specific requirements.
2 Click "Create my Agreement" to view your document. You can go back and edit at any time.
3 Finalize your document, and then continue to download it in RTF, PDF or HTML Format directly to your computer.
It happens – someone owes you money or owes you rent and pays you in the form of a bad check. This often isn’t malicious – they had made a mistake and withdrew too much, or they expected they’d have a certain amount in there when you cashed the cheque and were incorrect.
Either way, as soon as you receive notification from your bank that the check has bounced, it’s recommended you put it in writing and notify the recipient that way.
Our form above allows you to issue a notice of a bad check. It’s set up to be generic – while landlords will be the people most commonly issuing this bad check notice, it’s also set up to allow anyone to use it and it has no specific text within it in regard to landlord and tenant rules.
To create your bad check notice it’s very easy. Simply insert your details at the beginning, and then the name and address of the recipient or recipients who are receiving this notice.
What to do when you receive a bad check? It depends on the state law in most states what will happen next. There are some states that will require the person who wrote the check to be liable for damages up to three times the face value of the check. State laws govern all bad check disputes.
The first step is to present the check to a bank within the first 30 days of receiving the check. If the check bounces at the time, you should then give the writer of the bad check a written notice of the bad check. This should be sent via certified letter and the bad check writer will then have between 10 and 30 days to honor the check without facing addition civil or criminal action against them.
Typically, the way it works from here is that the person who wrote the check is given an opportunity to make the check right by paying the amount plus an additional fee including the cost of any of the fees that the bank may have issued.
Then if the person does not do that, the person who received the bad check can then proceed by going to small claims court against the person who wrote the check. Small claims is typically for all claims that are less than $5,000. If it is over this amount, you may have to pursue a civil lawsuit. If the bad check writer is found guilty then they may also be liable for attorney fees and a reasonable collection fee.
Next you will in data specific to the check. List who it was payable to, when it was dated and the amount of the check.
If there is a returned/bounced check penalty as per the original agreement then you can add that in and note the amount so that they know they must pay the penalty as well.
That’s all you need to do and then you click “Create My Agreement” and it will create the notice for you. If you’re happy with it, you can move on to purchase it and then download it in various formats such as RTF or DOC.
Once downloaded you can also choose to edit it and create unlimited bad check notices or create a bad check notice blank template if you so wish.