Cozy is a popular online rent payment service. As of July 2021, their homepage indicates that they are going away. It states “Cozy will be saying goodbye July 28, 2021”. So for current Cozy customers, what is a good replacement service?
Apartments.com Is Not Quite the Same as a Cozy Replacement
The Cozy homepage pitches transitioning to Apartments.com. However, it turns out that the transition means a reduction in features.
- If you own or manage commercial property, Cozy via Apartments.com will no longer process rents for commercial tenants.
- Several months ago, Cozy stopped reporting tenant rent payments to Experian.
- Cozy customers are reporting that Apartments.com is trying to upsell a premium listing service that costs $349.
Other Online Rent Payment Services Are Good Replacements
Fortunately, there are other online rent payment services that are superior to Cozy. For example, ClearNow (www.ClearNow.com) has been around for more than twenty years. ClearNow allows online rent payment for commercial tenants. And tenants using ClearNow can report their rent payments to Experian. Instead of the bait-and-switch pricing of some services, ClearNow customers pay a flat fee of $14.95/mo for their first tenant and $2/mo for each additional tenant.