If you’re renting a property in Tampa, you’ll be expected to pay rent on time every month. In order to meet that obligation, you’ll need to know how to pay rent and when it’s due.
We are talking to residents today about the best way to pay rent in Tampa.
Check Your Lease Agreement
Before you sign the lease agreement on a new home, make sure you understand the rent collection policy. Hopefully, you’re working with a responsive and communicative landlord or property manager who will go over the particulars of how to pay rent. This information should also be included in the lease agreement. You need to be on the same page when it comes to rental payments.
The leasing agreement should include information on:
How much rent is due every month.
How you should pay rent (hopefully there is more than one option).
Whether there is a grace period if you don’t pay on the first.
Whether there are late fees and other consequences to late rental payments.
Rent Payments in Tampa at Mynd Property Management
We know that residents appreciate flexibility and ease. So at Mynd, we provide our residents with three ways to pay rent.
The first and most popular way to pay rent is online. We provide a resident portal that’s fast, secure, and convenient. Our residents can log in and pay rent at any time that’s convenient for them. They can do it from the comfort of their own home or from work or from their mobile phone. We accept payments day or night and on weekends and holidays. With online payments, our residents can pay with a credit card, which has a fee, or with an eCheck. Offering online rental payments is a great way to cut down on late payments.
Another way our residents can pay rent is by coming into the office to pay in person. We understand that some residents like a little face time and they want the security of knowing they are handing over their payment to an actual human being. We make that work, too. Our in-person payments can be accepted as personal checks, money orders, or certified checks.
Finally, residents also have the option to mail their payment to our office. Not everyone is comfortable with online payments – we get it. So, when our residents want to pay by mail, we make sure they have the right address and we ask them to make sure it’s post-dated on the first of the month so the payment isn’t considered late.
Automatic payments can be a great way to avoid late fees. If you have online payments available to you, find out if you can set up automatic payments. This is a huge benefit because you don’t have to think about it or worry about paying late fees.
Anticipate Rent Payment Problems
You want to anticipate any problems you may have paying rent on time. Nothing will deteriorate your relationship with your landlord faster than consistently late rent payments. So, take this into consideration and ask all the necessary questions before you sign a lease agreement and commit to a new rental property.
With technology, you should have a lot more options that you did years ago. But, not every landlord and property owner embraces technology. If your only option is to pay rent in person with a check and you live on the other side of town, getting there by the first of every month may be a problem.
Ask the right questions and get the right help. Residents love renting from us because we’re flexible, responsive, and we make things like rental payments easy.
If you have any questions about the properties we have available and what it’s like to work with us, please contact us at Mynd Property Management. We provide a lot of resources and support for residents in Tampa and all over the country.