Postdating a check illegal
Some states, including California and Georgia, place responsibility on check writers to ensure their checks are not cashed or deposited too quickly.
Should the question arise the check is "postdated", there should be no problem if the debtor wrote the words "postdated" above the date of any of the checks submitted, however, without this kind of documentary evidence, it may be difficult for the debtor to prove the checks were "postdated".
While it may be a crime for a tenant to write a check when there are insufficient funds in his account to cover the check, California's worthless check laws may not cover a landlord if a postdated check was accepted.
According to California's bad check law, writing a check with the intent to commit fraud or knowingly writing a check when there are insufficient funds to cover the full amount of the check are both illegal.
Are we in jeopardy of a change in our credit score, which is in the 800 range?
We've always paid the total balance due each month.