Wake up, wake up, wake up, it’s the first of tha mooooonth! And for most people – especially those renting apartments – the signaling of a new month usually means it’s also time to pay that rent!
Of course, it’s not always easy to have ALL the money you need on the day the rent’s due. For example, the 1st of the month could fall on a Thursday, but you don’t get paid until Friday. What’s gonna happen if you ain’t got that rent?? Is the landlord gonna knock on your door at 12:01 AM Friday morning with two Dobermans and a moving truck, telling you to hit the brick before “Fido” chews off your right leg??
Um… okay, I guess that COULD happen if you lived in a very strict apartment building. In which case, you should probably think about moving anyway…
More often than not, though, most apartment places have a “grace period” set in place just in case you need a few extra days to get all your money together. Where I live, the rent is “due” on the first but will be accepted as “on time” as late as the 3rd. In other places, you can go as far as 5 days before the money needs to hit the leasing office.
And how GREAT is it that most places have this policy in place? Again, it’s always good to have your rent money ready on the actual due date, but when life is slowing down your money collecting abilities, it’s nice to know that you have a few extra days beyond the 1st of the month to get it all together!
Ah, being able to pay your rent a few days AFTER the “due date…” now THAT’S something to be thankful for!
-Aaron P. Taylor