February 28, 2023

How Do Renters Sign Up for Azibo?

Learn how Azibo works for renters in this step-by-step guide.

How Do Renters Sign Up for Azibo?

As a renter, you may have received a message from your landlord inviting you to pay rent with Azibo. We created this guide to help renters like you get started on our platform.  

If your landlord hasn’t signed up to collect rent online through Azibo, you can invite them by completing the form on the Azibo Renters Page

Keep reading to learn how Azibo benefits renters, and get step-by-step instructions on the Azibo renter sign-up process.

Why should renters use Azibo?

Azibo is an all-in-one financial management platform for renters and landlords. Azibo provides renters with a flexible and secure way to make rent payments online. Say goodbye to mailing paper checks every month and easily pay rent from your checking account, debit card, or credit card. You can use Azibo to track your payment history, including security deposits, and automate rent payments to make sure you never incur late fees.

Renters can also use Azibo to get access to renters insurance, and can use our Credit Boost tool to improve their credit scores by reporting on-time rent payments.

How do renters sign up for Azibo? 

Step 1: Create your free Azibo account

Step 2: Review your rent terms

Step 3: Choose your payment method

Step 4: Make or schedule a rent payment

Step 5 (Optional): Set up AutoPay

Step 1: Create your free Azibo account

Once your landlord sets up rent collection with Azibo, they’ll invite their tenants to create an Azibo account. You’ll receive the invite via an automated email or text from Azibo, or your landlord can copy the invite link and send it to you directly. If you haven’t received an invitation, check your spam folders or confirm that your landlord entered your correct contact information.

You can also create an account without an invitation from your landlord.

To set up your free Azibo account, enter your name, phone number, and email address, then create a password. Once you create your account, we’ll verify your email address by sending you a verification code.

If your landlord hasn’t signed up to collect rent online through Azibo, you can invite them by completing the form on the Azibo Renters Page.

Step 2: Review your rent terms

You’ll now be able to see your Azibo dashboard and view upcoming payments, as well as options to build your credit or review renters insurance options if you don’t already have it.

Confirm that your address, rent amount and payment terms reflect your current lease agreement. If any information is incorrect, reach out to your landlord to make updates.

Step 3: Choose your payment method

With Azibo, renters can choose from several secure payment options.

You can link your bank account to make ACH transfers for free, or pay rent with a debit or credit card for a 2.99% fee. Many Azibo renters use a credit card to earn points toward their rewards program, which can offset the fee. Renters can also add a credit card as a backup funding source to give them more flexibility in their budget.

To pay with your debit or credit card, simply enter your card information and billing address. 

To link your bank account, go through the guided set-up process. We partner with Plaid — the secure payments platform used by companies like Amazon, DocuSign, and Lyft — to protect your information as you sign into your bank account. Rest assured that your information will never be shared or sold.

Step 4: Make a rent payment

When you’re ready to pay rent, go to your Azibo dashboard, then select “Pay” and confirm that the payment amount is correct.

Make sure you’ve accounted for late rent fees, utilities, or card processing fees when you complete the payment. These will all show up on the screen before you select “Pay.”

Important note: To ensure security for both renters and landlords, your first Azibo payment may take up to five business days to process. After that, your payments will process in 2-3 business days. 

Once you’ve submitted your payment, you can track the status on your Azibo dashboard. Your payment will say “PROCESSING” until your landlord receives it, at which point it will be updated to “PAID.” 

Check your Azibo dashboard at any time to view your scheduled payments and payment history.

Step 5 (Optional): Set up AutoPay

To make sure you never miss your rent deadline, Azibo renters can also set up automated payments. Simply switch the AutoPay toggle (in the top right corner of your dashboard) to “AutoPay Rent On” and select your payment method and recurring payment date. You can turn off AutoPay at any time.

Congratulations — you’re now all set to securely pay rent online with Azibo!

Want to start paying rent online with Azibo?

Invite your landlord to Azibo

Create free account

Need help convincing your landlord to make the switch? Check out this blog post on 5 Reasons Why Landlords Should Collect Rent Online.