Say hello to online rent payments.
And goodbye to writing rent checks.
We'll help you message your landlord.
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What are online rent payments?
Online payments are part of a HotPads service that your landlord uses to manage your rental. You get more flexible ways to pay, and you both get more peace of mind.
Why should I pay rent online?
Auto-payments
Your rent's on time, every time when you choose to auto-pay.
Pay from Anywhere
Pay on the go, or schedule your payments ahead of time.
Freedom from Checks
No more envelopes or stamps either!
Peace of Mind
Track every payment and see right when they get to your landlord.
Custom Made for Renters
Because paying your rent isn't like paying for coffee.
Clarity
You and your landlord always see the same info, so it's easy to avoid mixups.
How do I sign up?
It's easy. Your landlord just has to invite you by setting up your rental property.
Email or text your landlord this message to get started:
Hi! I'd like to securely pay my rent online through HotPads. It's free to you, and you’ll collect rent right in your bank account—so no more checks. Please do a quick, easy setup to invite me.

Here are the details.
How do online payments work?
Once your landlord invites you, verify what they told us, then...
Choose how you'd like to pay
You can pay with a debit or credit card (finally!) or straight from your bank account.
Schedule your first payment
Make a single payment or schedule a few months' worth of auto-payments. Done!
Is it secure to pay my rent online?
You definitely want your payments to stay private, and so do we. That's why we partner with Stripe and Plaid for processing. They're experts on payment security, and together we make it safe to pay your rent from anywhere there’s internet.
Bank-grade security and encryption
HotPads never stores your bank login or card info
Your landlord never sees your bank details or card numbers
Excited to pay rent online?
Email or text your landlord this message to get started:
Hi! I'd like to securely pay my rent online through HotPads. It's free to you, and you’ll collect rent right in your bank account—so no more checks. Please do a quick, easy setup to invite me.

Here are the details.
Does it cost anything to pay my rent online?
Bank Transfer
Bank Transfer
Free
Transfers in
5 business days
Debit Card
Debit Card
$9.95
 / transaction
Transfers in
3 business days
Credit Card
Credit Card
2.95%*
 / transaction
Transfers in
3 business days
*If your rent is $1,000/month, the 2.95 percent transaction fee would be $29.50.
Common Questions
Which types of credit cards can I use?
Today you can pay your rent with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover cards.
Can I stop a payment that I’ve already scheduled?
Absolutely. It’s easy to stop or cancel any of your payments that aren't already in progress.
Can I make single payments instead of scheduling them in advance?
Sure, you’re always welcome to make a one-time payment. You can also pay with a credit card one month then directly from your bank account the next month. It’s up to you!
If I have trouble, can I get help from someone at HotPads?
Of course! Email us anytime at rentpayments@hotpads.com.