Since July 2003, I have been paying my rent with my credit card. I do this because it allows me to “float” for about 20 days and, more importantly, because I get a one percent discount on all credit card purchases. As of next month, they are discontinuing the allowance of credit card payments. I don’t believe they take personal checks either.
This is a big, national corporation, not some dude who rents out his apartments. I don’t understand why they are trying to make things more difficult for their tenants.
I can understand not taking checks. Perhaps they are hit with too many bounces. But with a credit card, they get the money right away. It becomes the credit card company’s responsibility to track down payments and make money off interest rates and late fees from those people who carry balances month to month and pay bills late.
I want convenience. I want to pay rent via credit card online. It’s not too much to ask.