So you date the check a few days in advance — also called postdating it — hoping your paycheck will clear by then. Here’s what you need to know about postdating and what you can do instead.
» MORE: How to write a check “It’s kind of a tricky scenario,” says Matt Foster, founder of the rental property search site i Rent and a landlord in Ventura, California.
He supposed that it is illegal because it misrepresents when the check was signed, much as it would be on a notarized document. (That is if the bank is doing their job) High Soci I've never heard of "pre-dating" a check.
I supposed that it is, in fact, legal since the date is not intended to represent the date of the signing, but rather it is to be understood that the date indicates when the check is valid. I think you're talking about the same thing that Tinker is.
If you won’t have the funds available at the time the check is written, you might consider postdating the check.
For instance, if you’ll be out of town when rent is due, but don’t have the funds to pay rent early, you might postdate your check.
It causes inconvenience to all parties - drawer, drawee and payee.
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He receives checks from some renters on the 28th or 29th of the month that are dated for the first of the next month.
He suspects his tenants do this to keep him from cashing their rent checks before they’ve been paid, so their rent checks don’t bounce.
Don't know if it is legal or not, but then again...
who really stops at a stop sign when no other car is coming or slows down at a yellow light?