My apartment complex is pretty relaxed when it comes to rent payments.
Almost too relaxed, if you ask me.
Rent is due on the first of the month, as is true with most apartments. We also get a grace period, like most apartments. But our grace period is a whopping ten days! I’ve never needed a ten day grace period – I always pay on the first, sometimes the second if things are a little crazy. I’m not going to complain about the grace period though. It’s a nice little perk.
What does get me, though, is that they don’t deposit rent checks right away. Nor do they deposit them by the end of the grace period. Frequently, it’s not until the 15th or later that the check shows up. And I know they deposit them at the same bank branch that I bank at, so it’s not just a check clearing delay. Plus, I have called before to make sure they received my payment and they say “Oh, we have, we just haven’t gone to the bank yet.”
I guess this shouldn’t frustrate me, but since I am penalized if my check is late, it would be nice to get some confirmation that they received it. Yes, it’s a small complaint.
I suppose this does indicate that the company is doing well, since they don’t need that money right away. That’s a good feeling.
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