Can a tenant make “partial payment” of rent with ClearNow?

No, a tenant cannot make a “partial payment” of rent with ClearNow (  When ClearNow automatically debits a tenant’s bank account, either the entire amount of rent is successfully debited or nothing is debited.

For a landlord or property manager, ClearNow’s prevention of a “partial payment” of rent is a very good thing.  As many real estate lawyers will advise (for example in this article:, accepting partial payment can mean that you are effectively waiving your right to evict a tenant – which is the most powerful leverage you have to receive rent payment.

ClearNow’s prevention of “partial payments” is superior to other methods of payment that landlords employ.  For example, if a landlord provides deposit slips to their bank account to tenants or has tenants pay when they choose through bill payment, the tenant has the ability to make a partial payment of rent.