Khums on deposit amount for renting a house

Q: For renting a house, people usually give a sum of money in advance. If this money is obtained from one’s earnings and remains with the house owner for several years, is it obligatory to pay its khums immediately after receiving it? And What if one wants to rent another house with this very money?

A: It is subject to khums but if one needs this money for renting the house, he can get permission to pay the khums amount after meeting his needs.

 

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