Why Collecting Rent Online Is Beneficial

As a rental property owner, your main goal is to bring in a profit. Profits from property rental units are earned by collecting more money than is spent in expenses.

  • Sunday, September 21, 2014

  General   Rents & Deposits   

As a rental property owner, your main goal is to bring in a profit. Profits from property rental units are earned by collecting more money than is spent in expenses. Along with a positive cash flow earned, you can also benefit from the appreciation accumulated by your property. In order to make certain that you turn a profit on your business, you need to ensure that you collect all rent that is due and do so on time. Each day that rent is late, it costs you money. If a tenant does not pay their rent, you often must pursue legal remedies, which can also cost you money and eat into your profits.

There can be a variety of reasons why a property owner may find it difficult to collect rent on time. In some instances, it could be because the tenant is experiencing financial problems of their own. In other cases, it could be due to the inability to track down the tenant. It could even be due to a perceived notion by the tenant that repairs have not been handled in a timely manner. Regardless of what the reason may be, when you are owed rent, it can be difficult to content with, but it should not prevent you from collecting the rent that is due you.

One way in which you can make it easier to collect rent from your tenants is to collect rent online. Online rent collection can prove to be an ideal solution to the time-consuming task of collecting rent. Many property owners also find that offering the option of online rental payments also reduces late rent payments. With the increase of online banking, some tenants simply prefer not to write out checks. By offering an alternative solution, you can ensure that you receive your rent in a timely manner. This is also a convenience-added service that many tenants prefer and which can help to set your property rental business apart from others. It's also a great way to encourage quality tenants to remain in your rental units.

Online rental payment also helps you to track rent payments from your tenants in a much more efficient manner. For instance, you can gain real-time access to the status of rental payments. As a result, you never have to worry about missing a late rental payment.

Regardless of whether you own one unit or you have dozens of units, online rent collection can help you to offer more payment options to your tenants, including debit cards, credit cards, and even e-checks. Transaction receipts can also be sent directly to your tenants. Your tenants can also opt to make each payment automatically as it comes due or to receive reminders via text or email. If you have tenants who tend to be somewhat forgetful, this can prove to be beneficial for everyone.

Collecting rent can be a hassle, but with VerticalRent online rent collection, you can provide a great service to your tenants and make your own life easier.


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