There are no set-up fees or long-term contracts to enroll in ClearNow. Fees are only charged when ClearNow attempts to debit a tenant, and they are paid by the landlord. To enroll, landlords need to submit a completed Property Manager Enrollment Agreement with his/her bank documentation.
We will notify you via email when we receive your tenant’s enrollment materials, which consist of a completed Tenant Enrollment Agreement and the tenant’s bank documentation. That message will tell you either the materials are incomplete and the reason why they are incomplete or the materials are complete and the next steps for you to finalize the tenant’s enrollment. Quick and concise communication is very important to us, so you will receive email notifications just about every step of the way! If enrollment materials are complete, you will be instructed to log in to your ClearNow account and set the tenant’s rent amount and lease end date. When you have completed this final step, an enrollment confirmation will be sent to your tenant.
For you to enroll in ClearNow, your landlord has to first enroll and set up a ClearNow account. Because ClearNow is an efficient way for tenants to pay rent electronically (and for landlords to collect rent electronically), both the landlord and tenant have to be enrolled. If you have not talked to your landlord about ClearNow, please have him/her visit www.ClearNow.com or call us at (866) 882-5327 so we can answer questions. Once your landlord has enrolled, then you can enroll in ClearNow.
The short answer is “no”. Since you have to complete our one-page authorization agreement and submit it with your bank documentation, we cannot enroll you over the telephone. One of the easiest ways to access our agreement is at our site, www.ClearNow.com. Click on the “Enroll” tab, and follow the prompts depending on if you are a landlord/property manager or a tenant. Once you print the agreement, the directions are at the top and explain what we need, and how you can submit materials to us. If you have any questions, please call us at (866) 882-5327 or email us at Support@ClearNow.com.
No, we cannot furnish your ClearNow rent payment data until you provide your consent. After you are enrolled in ClearNow, there is an additional step that you must take to sign up for credit reporting. Once you have four (4) payment periods of complete data, your ClearNow rent payment data will be reported to Experian. Thereafter, your data is submitted on a monthly basis.
Once you print your enrollment agreement, the directions are at the top and explain how to submit materials to us. You may scan your materials with a scanner or take a picture of your materials with your smartphone. Then, send the file(s) to us via email to Support@ClearNow.com. Please ensure your files are clear and capture the entire agreement.
All enrollment materials can be found at www.ClearNow.com. You can access the Property Manager Enrollment Agreement on the homepage, while the Tenant Enrollment Agreement can be found on the Tenants page. To enroll in ClearNow, please complete and submit the appropriate agreement with your bank documentation.
Many times, a deposit slip does not contain the correct routing number we need. We prefer to receive a voided check over a deposit slip because checks contain the correct information for your ClearNow enrollment. If you do not have a voided check, then you may submit a bank statement that contains your name and complete account number. Please be sure to include your routing number on your enrollment agreement.
ClearNow is committed to making rent collection as easy as possible for landlords and tenants. So if you have a tenant who is already enrolled in ClearNow and has signed a new lease, they do not have to submit new enrollment materials. When a new lease is signed, simply log in to your ClearNow account, select “Manage Rents”, update the lease end date, and click “Save”.
No. ClearNow is all about making the rent process as easy as possible, and it does not get any easier than an automatic rent payment. Once a tenant and a landlord enroll in ClearNow, the rent process occurs automatically every payment period: the tenant’s bank account is debited the amount of rent due, and the landlord receives funds three banking days later. The tenant just has to remember to have sufficient funds in his/her bank account a few days in advance of the debit day. That’s it.
Even though ClearNow is often referred to as an “online rent payment” service, tenants who are not comfortable using a computer or the Internet can still use ClearNow.