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    Default NAB Rent Card

    Does anyone pay rent via one of these? The realestate have demanded i started doing so.
    I asked about fees attached to the card and the best answer i got from the RE is that they think there are some but don't know how much.
    Does anyone have any idea?
    Shouldn't realestates have to offer a choice of a payment method that's not going to incur fees?

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    I don't believe that can demand you use it. Is there a help number in the card itself you can call to find out the fees. We give our tenants options on paying their rent. 1 is on a card and yes there are fees but they will also get vouchers etc for entertainment each month. Ask if the r/e has an info sheet as they really should provide one with the how's and why's. Goodluck

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    A few real estates we have been through have their set way of paying rent. One was we could only use bpay, one was a cheque book, and the current one is only Internet banking (not bpay).

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    We used to pay rent via a NAB rent card and as far as i could tell there were no fees.

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    They can't "demand" unless it's stated on your lease , if it's a rent card there should be no fees ( unless you lose it they can charge you a replacement fee) the agent pays the fees, you just take the card into the bank with your cash and they swipe it ( the card will have a number which is attached to you so we know who has paid) or they should let you direct debit if you ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupidsVictim View Post
    We used to pay rent via a NAB rent card and as far as i could tell there were no fees.

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    Oh that's good to know. I'm thinking the fees might only apply if paying by credit card?
    I might go into an NAB branch and ask about it.. They will probably be more helpful the the RE.

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    It is illegal for them to demand payment with fees attached.
    They have to accept a non fee payment.

    The real estate has to tell you in writing about the card and how it works and if there are any fees attached.


    from what I can see , you can choose to pay at aust post , bpay or phone.

    If you pay at aust post, they charge the agent $4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    They can't "demand" unless it's stated on your lease , if it's a rent card there should be no fees ( unless you lose it they can charge you a replacement fee) the agent pays the fees, you just take the card into the bank with your cash and they swipe it ( the card will have a number which is attached to you so we know who has paid) or they should let you direct debit if you ask
    That's intersting. I will have to find the lease and check. Knowing my luck it will be in there somewhere. I've paid by direct deposit since my lease began with no probs.
    They've done a rent audit on me i would assume because i.m not happy about things in regards to the sale of the property. I've always paid my weeks 2 weeks in advance so this was the closest thing they could find to use against me.

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    my current realestate only have 2 options for paying rent, 1 is via credit car/eftpos in the shop and they tack on a $5 charge, the shop is over an hr away, or 2 which is what we do, is through reconnect one, its like the nab rent card, it is a 3rd party that basically take the rent from us and give it to the realestate, ours has a fee of $10 every 3 months..

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    Ways you may be asked to pay rent

    Fast facts

    • Rent can be paid in the following approved ways:
      • cash
      • cheque
      • deposit to a financial institution account nominated by the lessor/agent/manager
      • credit card
      • via EFTPOS
      • deduction from pay, a pension or other benefit payable to the tenant
      • another way agreed on by the lessor/agent/manager and tenant
    • The approved way of paying the rent must be stated in the tenancy agreement.
    • If an unapproved way (not listed above, e.g. money order or rent card) is preferred, the tenant must also be given a choice of at least two approved ways to pay rent.
    • The tenant must be told about any extra costs involved with a particular method of payment (e.g. joining fee, processing fee or service charges that is not part of the rent).
    • If the tenant pays rent with cash, they must be given a receipt.
    • If the rent is paid by cheque, the tenant must be given a receipt if they ask for one.
    • If the tenant pays rent by some other way (e.g. direct transfer from their bank account or over the phone with a credit card) they do not need to be sent a receipt each time. Details of the payment will appear on bank/credit card statements.
    • The lessor/agent/manager must keep a record (ledger) of rent the tenants pay and retain them for 1 year after the tenancy has ended. The tenant can ask for a copy of the rent record at any time and it must be provided within 7 days.


 

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