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Tips & Tricks to Paying Rent on Time

A Calendar with a Note to Pay Rent on the FirstPaying your bills in time might be troublesome in specific cases. This is especially true for bills like your rent payment due on the first day of every month. But paying your rent late has real consequences, like late fees and possibly an angry landlord – or worse. It can also make it challenging to qualify for a new rental home sooner or later since your current landlord is reluctant to give you a positive recommendation if you are paying late from the start. Here are a few strategies to assist you in making sure you’re paying that rent (and your other bills) punctually each month.

Pay Online

Today, many Shelby Township property managers offer online rent payments to their tenants. If yours does, you should take advantage of it. It’s one of the reliable methods to ensure you’re getting that rent payment in on time. Online payments are great because they move funds fast and securely from your account to your landlord’s bank. Many systems will even help 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

One more terrific method to ensure that you pay your rent on time is to set up automatic payments from your bank. Some landlords can help you set up ACH or other automatic transfers that will pay your rent for you on a specific date each month. In this way, you don’t need to worry about logging in to submit your payment – it’s all managed 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. Inspect 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 extremely convenient. If you are apt to leave things to the last minute, you may need to indicate a particular date or set aside time each month to take care of all of your bills at once. It’s also recommended 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 understand that creating a simple spreadsheet or checklist is beneficial, mainly if they enjoy checking things off. You can ensure that your rent is delivered each month punctually by keeping everything orderly.

Create Reminders

We all must be reminded of important tasks occasionally. So, one way to be on time with your rent payments is to set up these reminders for yourself ahead of schedule. If the idea of an electronic reminder seems okay to you, you may set up a calendar or use a reminder app on your phone or computer. Otherwise, your reminder could be as simple as writing notes on a calendar that hangs somewhere you’ll be assured to see it.

Reward Yourself

In the end, when you pay your rent on time, you need to give yourself a little treat for a job well done. Positive reinforcement can be an effective tool to guarantee that you pay your rent on time every month. By treating yourself to a little 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 afterward.

Paying your rent on time is easiest when your landlord offers convenient ways to pay. But if your current landlord isn’t aware of the latest with their payment options, it may be better to find someone that is – specifically Real Property Management Silverstone. You can contact our office to learn more or explore our online listings to find nice rental homes near you.

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