nismoZtuner wrote:discover checking maybe?
Brad Bishop wrote:I actually print off a check each month and specifically had it to the lady in the leasing office.
I used to just have it sent from my bank via the "pay your bills" section online but one time, a few years back, I sent it to be received (as always) well before the 1st of the month (Sept 25, I think it was supposed to be received) and got a call from the leasing office on the 3rd with the question of, "Where's our rent?" They knew I always paid a week or so early so they let me slide but the problem was that I had to get them a check RIGHT THEN and I was off in the wood on a hike. So I scrambled back and cut them a check just before they closed.
They got my scheduled rent check, with the Sept 25 date on it, sometime in mid-October (I think it was close to the 15th - nearly a month after it was supposed to have arrived). They called me and handed it back.
The problem is that, at the time, they had a "market price" clause in the leasing contract. It's a stupid little game where they say, "The apartment is worth $800/mo but we're giving it to you as a courtesy for $725/mo (which is the actual market price because that's what you're leasing it for) with the agreement that you'll always pay your rent on time. If you're late in your rent then we can charge you the original market price all the way back to the beginning of your lease."
So, technically, had they wanted to be jerks about it, they could have said, "Oh, your new rent is $800/mo plus you owe use $75/mo for the last 6mo because you failed to pay your rent on time," all because the check literally got lost in the mail.
Since then, I print it out and hand it to them so there are no questions.