Keeping up with all your bills due dates can be a struggle at times. Missing a payment or paying late can get costly with late fee charges. It is so important to remember to pay your rent on time. It not only maintains a positive relationship with your property manager, but also can help you avoid late fees and added stress.
Remember, rent is due on the 1st of every month, but you have a grace period until the 5th to make your payments. After the 5th, you will incur a late fee on your account. Here’s two hot tips from the Robert Hancock & Co. crew on how to always pay your rent on time to avoid that pesky late fee!
Set Up Auto-pay
This is the easiest piece of advice you will get for paying your rent on time! In your Rent Café portal, you have the option to set up automatic payment withdrawal. First click on payments, then click on Auto-pay Setup. From this screen you will be able to see your average monthly charges and choose the date you would like auto-pay to pull from your bank account! You can choose either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd of the month! Be sure to have the money in the account before auto-pay pulls to avoid an insufficient funds charge. We understand that life gets hectic at times. This preferred method of payment eases the stresses of incurring a late fee from forgetting to pay rent. And it’s totally free to pay online using your routing and account number for your checking or savings account!
Set A Reminder
In your phone or on your computer, set a reminder a few days before the 1st to help you remember to pay your rent! You can go online in Rent Café and see your ledger, which will have your due rent amount and utility charges. You will never be unsure of what your monthly balance is! If you would prefer to pay your rent through check or money order/cashier’s check, remember to always drop off your payments in the drop boxes at your property.
We hope that these two tips come in handy when paying your rent at one of our properties.