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How Does a Renter Setup Their Account to Pay Rent on TurboTenant?
How Does a Renter Setup Their Account to Pay Rent on TurboTenant?
As a TurboTenant renter, you can easily pay your rent and/or additional charges by your landlord
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Pay Rent Online Using TurboTenant

Eliminate the hassle of mailing checks or making in-person payments by paying rent through your secure online TurboTenant account!

Getting Set Up

When your landlord requests a payment, you will be notified via email. Click the "Make Payment" button in the email to log in with your TurboTenant account. You will be prompted to create a password if you don’t have a TurboTenant account yet.

Forgot your password? You can reset it here. Want to set up Autopay on your account so you can put your payments on autopilot? Learn about that process here.

Next, you can view and select the charge(s) you want to pay.

When you make your first payment, you will need to add a payment method. You have the option to connect your bank account or add a credit/debit card.

You can initiate payments via ACH transfer by linking your bank account. If you opt to pay with a credit or debit card, a convenience fee of 3.49% is applied.

**Depending on your landlord's account status, the ACH fee may be waived.

Should you decide to pay using your bank account, there are two options available: manually entering your bank details or connecting to your online banking. By clicking "ADD BANK", you will be prompted to choose your bank and input your online banking login credentials via Plaid.

When connecting your bank account through Plaid, your payment information is encrypted and not viewable by TurboTenant or your landlord.

If your bank is not among our affiliated financial institutions, there is no need to worry. However, you will have to select the "Enter bank information manually" option on the page and follow the process that prompts you to enter your account and routing numbers to connect your account manually.*

*If you decide to manually add your bank account, you will be required to verify your account using a micro-deposit that contains a 3-letter short code used for verification. This typically takes 1-2 business days to be deposited into your bank account. You can read more about this process here. Do not submit the manual verification process more than 1 time in a 72-hour window, this will cancel your first request for a micro deposit.

Making a Payment

You will be notified that a charge is ready for you to pay 7 days before its due date. To make a payment, select the charge(s) you want to pay and click "Make Payment."

Your landlord is notified when you pay. The money will be taken out of your account in 2 to 3 business days, and your landlord can expect to receive the funds within 5 to 7 business days.

We will notify you when a new charge is ready for you to pay. Payments will never be taken out of your account automatically (unless, of course, you have turned on Autopay).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can other renters on my lease make a payment?

Anyone on your lease can pay the charge. If your landlord has partial payments enabled on your lease, you and your housemates can easily pay their share of the charge while leaving the remaining amount for others on the lease.

How do I know my payment is received successfully?

Once you have paid a charge, the status will update from "Unpaid" or "Past Due" to "Paid". You can view Payment Details to see if the transfer is still processing or has been deposited into your landlord’s account.

Can I set up my account to make payments automatically?

Yes! We are happy to offer Autopay for our landlords and their tenants. Learn more about how to set up automatic payments in this article. Please note that your landlord must have this feature enabled in order for you to use it.

How do I change my payment information?

You can connect a new bank account or credit/debit card at any time in the "Rent Payments" tab of your Account Settings.

What is a past-due charge?

If a payment is late (or past their due date) on rent or any other charges your landlord creates, those charges will display as past due. It is advised to clear any past due charges before making payments towards current charges.

What if my payment fails?

If your payment fails, you will receive an email from TurboTenant prompting you to log into your account and retry the payment.

Still have questions? We're happy to help. You can contact our team by chatting with us (bottom right corner of this page) or by emailing us at

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