For the second time since moving into this apartment several years ago, the landlord (a national corporation, not an individual or a family) has decided to stop accepting credit cards for rent payments.
While I suppose this is good for tenants who don’t pay their full credit card balance every month, but I’ll no longer be able to accrue cash back rewards on my rent payment.
When I came home this evening, a note was attached to my doorknob. This is the method of communication the apartment manager prefers. The note reads:
Just a reminder the effective April 1st we will no longer be able to process credit/debit cards for rent. If you had an auto-pay set up it will no longer charge to your account.
Please stop by the office to setup Express Rent Debit or you may use check or certified funds for payments.
Thanking you again for your assistance with the above.
Besides the embarrassing grammar, this is not a reminder. This is the first I’ve heard about it. Nevertheless, I’ll just have them automatically debit my ING Direct savings account. The last time they revoked the credit card method of rent payment, they reinstated it without alerting me. I’m not much concerned about what they do in the future this time around, as with any luck I’ll be moving out in a few months.
Updated September 28, 2007 and originally published March 27, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.