Collect Rent Online
Rent deposited directly in your bank account, every month.
Rent shows up in your bank account. That’s it.
Total transfer time is only 1-3 business days for credit card payments and 3-5 business days for ACH (bank transfer). The renter pays rent online, and it appears in your bank account.
Faster than waiting for snail mail, depositing the check at the bank, waiting for it to clear, and all the other headaches that come with paper checks. And you don’t have to walk around with envelopes full of cash, either.
You can even track rent payments in transit with Sparkrental landlord app’s online rent collection, in real time!
Automatic Income Tracking & Ledgers
Rent is deposited right into your bank account. Which is awesome.
But just as great is the fact that our online landlord app automatically tracks all rent payments in your online ledger.
With a click of a button, you can generate income and expense reports, and soon even Schedule E tax reports.
Fast, Simple, On-Time Payments with Multiple Options
Why would anyone want to write out paper checks, mail envelopes, and balance an old-school checkbook, when they can click a button to pay rent electronically?
Your renters can even set up automated recurring rent payments!
No Cost to You
As a free member, you can still take advantage of our online rent collection service!
We don’t even charge your tenants to pay rent online, if they pay by ACH. If they opt to pay rent by credit card, they pay a convenience fee.
See our pricing table below for details – we’re big on transparency.
Bank-Level Security, Full PCI Compliance
We don’t mess around when it comes to digital security.
Between our partnership with ThreatMatrix to utilize their powerful, proprietary security, our Level 1 PCI Compliance, and our 100% SSL-secured website, we’ve got you covered where it counts: your money’s security.
Oh, and did we mention that your renters never, ever see your banking details? For that matter, neither do we: our partner bank handles your secure online rent collection.
“Automatic online rent collection sounds great once it’s set up, but how much work is it to set up?”
Glad you asked! It’s actually pretty quick and easy. You just upload a few documents and fill out a form, and our banking partner processes your account in 24-48 hours. Then you’re all set, and can sit back to watch the rents flow into your bank account!
Coming Soon: Rent Reporting to Credit Bureaus
Ever wish you could report your tenants’ rent payments to the credit bureaus every month?
We’re teaming up with credit bureau Equifax, so when your tenants pay rent online, the payments appear in their credit history.
It’s both a carrot and a stick: we report on-time payment to help your renters build their credit. And we report every late payment too, incentivizing them to not just pay rent online, but also on time!
Pricing – How Much Does It Cost?
$0 — Forever
- Free for Landlord, Tenant Pays $29.95
- Free for Landlord, Tenant Pays $9.95
- Tenant can pay by ACH (free) or credit card (they pay a 3.99% convenience fee)ACH Free for Both Parties
(for credit card, tenant pays 3.99%)
Frequently Asked Questions about online Rent Collection
When using SparkRental Landlord App's automatic rent collection, will the rent be added to the ledger automatically?
Yes, all rents get added automatically to your Income & Expense ledger when you collect rent electronically through our landlord software.
What is the first step to collect rent electronically?
Once logged into SparkRental’s landlord dashboard, you fill out a short form to apply for a merchant account. It takes around two minutes to apply to collect rent electronically!
Is my information safe with SparkRental?
SparkRental doesn’t store any sensitive payment information. Our banking partner is a PCI-DSS compliant and SAS 70 Type II Certified processor who has a data center located in Houston, TX and has been certified by an independent auditor to be SAS 70 Type II compliant.
Which all means is your data is as safe and secure as it gets when you collect rent electronically!
Can I collect rent online with a free account, or do I need to pay a monthly subscription?
You can collect rent online with a free account. Period.
Your renter might pay a small convenience fee, if they pay rent by credit card rather than ACH (bank transfer).
What's the application process like for my renter?
Inviting an applicant to fill out an electronic rental application is your first step. Many landlords ask what information will be collected from an applicant. An applicant’s rental application consists of Personal Information, Contact Information, Address History, Employers, Other Income, Assets, Liabilities, Questionnaire, References, Pets/Vehicles/Occupants, Documents, Authorization, and Electronic Signature.
What is the tenant portal and what features are available?
A number of additional features are included within the Tenant Portal, such as:
After inviting a tenant to the Tenant Portal, they will see an option to “Make a Payment”. If you have activated online rent collection, you have the ability to collect rent electronically from your tenants. You must also activate Online Rent Collection before a tenant is able to make E-Payments.
With the Tenant Portal, an electronic statement outlining the lease terms, payment terms, and other relevant information are available to the tenant each month. New charges are added to the electronic Statement monthly for Rent Due and Outstanding Balances. Your tenants are automatically kept informed of what they owe.
After you enable Online Rent Collection, your tenant has the ability to setup individual payment accounts for making the monthly rent.
Our mobile-friendly platform gives you the freedom to accept maintenance requests on your Smart Phone. Every landlord is on-the-go and it is sometimes easier to categorize maintenance requests and keep a running log by receiving them electronically. We make it easy for you to do so. Your tenants can submit maintenance requests directly from the Tenant Portal.
Communicating with your tenants is more important than ever in the highly litigious business of being a landlord. E-mail is insecure and can be misinterpreted. To protect yourself legally while projecting a professional image, we offer a fully secure messaging system. You can communicate important information to your tenant through our system while resting assured that your communication is saved forever in our highly secure databases. If you ever find yourself in court about a tenant dispute, you can easily pull all communication from the messaging system.
How do I use the accounting ledger feature?
To add income to the ledger go to your home screen in the Landlord App, then click on “financials”. You will see a tab titled “Income & Expense Ledger”. You will have several choices on the left. Click on “Add Income”.
TIP: Either use the “Add Income” or the “Rent Received” function to manually enter the collection of rent received to your income & expense ledger. The only difference between the two actions is that the “Rent Received” function automatically categorizes the income as rent to your ledger. The difference is that the “Add Income” feature permits you to choose what type of income (category).)”.
Can I invite my accountant to take a look or have access to the ledger?
You can export your income and expense ledger and send it to your accountant. For that matter, you could give them your login information so they can acces your account directly, although we don’t recommend it.