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Tips & Tricks to Paying Rent on Time

A Calendar with a Note to Pay Rent on the FirstPaying your bills on time can be difficult in some situations. This is true even for bills like your rent payment due on the first day of every month. But paying your rent late has real consequences, including late fees and maybe an enraged landlord – or worse. It can also make it hard to qualify for a new rental home at some point, as your current landlord will not be able to give you a good recommendation if you are paying late all the time. To ensure you’re paying that rent (and your other bills) on time each month, here are a few strategies to assist you.

Pay Online

Today, many Findlay property managers offer online rent payments to their tenants. If yours does, you should take advantage of it. It’s probably the easiest approach to ensure you’re getting that rent payment in on time. Online payments are a good idea since they move funds instantly and securely from your account to your landlord’s bank. Numerous systems will even let you schedule a payment in advance for a specific date. Just make your payment a day or two before it’s due to allow for processing time.

Set Up Automatic Payments

Another useful tool to make sure you pay your rent on time is to set up automatic payments from your bank. Other landlords can help you set up ACH or other automatic transfers that will pay your rent for you on a specific date each month. So, you don’t have to mull over logging in to submit your payment – it’s all handled for you! Even if your landlord doesn’t offer automatic payments, you may be able to set up automatic payments through your bank or credit union. Review your bank’s bill payment tools to see if yours offers this service.

Stay Organized

Creating a system for your bill payments, including your rent payment, can be quite beneficial. If you are inclined to leave things to the last minute, you may need to set a particular date or set aside time each month to take care of all of your bills at once. It’s also imperative to keep a file (either paper or electronic) with all of the information you need to get your bills paid on time each month. Some individuals recognize the advantage of creating a simple spreadsheet or checklist, particularly if you like checking things off. You can make sure your rent is paid on time each month by keeping everything organized.

Create Reminders

We all need to be reminded of important tasks once in a while. Hence, one way to be on time with your rent payments is to create these reminders for yourself as early as possible. If you appreciate the idea of an electronic reminder, you could utilize a calendar or use a reminder app on your phone or computer. As another option, your reminder could be as easy as writing notes on a calendar that hangs anywhere you will be able to notice it.

Reward Yourself

Lastly, when you pay your rent on time, keep in mind to give yourself a little treat for a job well done. Positive reinforcement can be a good idea to guarantee that you pay your rent on time every month. By treating yourself to a small sweet or splurge item, you can build positive associations with paying your rent and help you more easily remember to pay it on time every month after that.

Paying your rent on time is easiest when your landlord offers convenient ways to pay. But if your current landlord isn’t certainly up with their payment options, it may be necessary to consider one that is – like Real Property Management Clarity Team. You can contact our office to learn more or check our online listings to discover excellent rental homes near you.

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