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Keep all paperwork you receive about the rental property together in a safe place. You should safely store your copy of the lease, any written request for repairs you make, receipts for rent or cancelled checks, bills paid, any any other paperwork related to the rental. These papers are all proof of what you paid for and requests and will come in handy if a dispute arises. You will want to make sure that you can get to these papers if you need them. If any questions, come up you can also refer to these papers.