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Tips & Tricks to Paying Rent on Time

A Calendar with a Note to Pay Rent on the FirstPaying your bills promptly may sometimes be a headache. This is particularly true for bills like your rent payment due on the first day of every month. Yet, paying your rent late has real consequences, such as late fees and possibly a disgruntled landlord – or worse. It can also make it tough to qualify for a new rental home after a while since your current landlord isn’t happy to give you a great recommendation if you are paying late from the start. To make sure you’re paying that rent (and your other bills) without delay each month, here are a few strategies that can help.

Pay Online

Today, several Layton property managers offer online rent payments to their tenants. If yours does, you should take advantage of it. It’s one of the effective tools to assure you’re getting that rent payment in on time. Online payments are practical as they move funds fast and securely from your account to your landlord’s bank. Several systems will even enable you to 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 advisable approach to ensure that 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. In this fashion, you don’t need to remember to log in to submit your payment – it’s all performed 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. Explore 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 important. If you tend to leave things to the last minute, you may need to designate a particular date or set aside time each month to take care of all of your bills at once. It’s also advisable 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 feel that creating a simple spreadsheet or checklist is valuable, mostly if you like checking things off. You can guarantee your rent is paid on time every month by having everything arranged.

Create Reminders

We all need to be reminded of important tasks every so often. As a result, one strategy to be on time with your rent payments is to make these reminders for yourself ahead of schedule. If you prefer to utilize an electronic reminder, you might set up a calendar or use a reminder app on your phone or computer. If not, your reminder could be as easy as writing notes on a calendar that hangs somewhere you’ll see it frequently.

Reward Yourself

In conclusion, when you pay your rent on time, make sure that you give yourself a little treat for a job well done. Positive reinforcement can be an essential tool 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 make you more clearly remember to pay it on time every month afterward.

Paying your rent on time is easiest when your landlord offers convenient ways to pay. However, if your current landlord isn’t quite up-to-date with their payment options, it may be essential to locate one that is – such as Real Property Management Northern Utah. You can contact our office to learn more or peruse our online listings to discover quality rental homes near you.

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