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This Startup Is Transforming How Rent Is Paid -- and Guaranteeing It Is

Nov 26, 2020 by Aly J. Yale

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Company Protections Cost Other Details
NestEgg Automatic rent payments on the first day of the month and four months of unpaid rent. Up to $49 per month Also includes automated online rent collection, eviction coordination assistance, rent reminders, and rent status tracking.
Zumper Twelve months of unpaid rent. 2% of the monthly rent + $30 tenant background check and credit report. Also covers excessive property damage and legal fees associated with eviction. Requires use of Zumper's listing platform, tenant screening services, and rent collection tools.
Onerent Automatic rent payments on the third business day of every month and one month of unpaid rent. Varies by location Can also include tenant screening, property marketing, leasing prep, eviction coverage, a home warranty, and more.
Steady Marketplace (partnered with Avail) Six weeks to six months of unpaid rent Varies Avail's platform also helps with tenant screening, rent collection, and lease signing.
RentRescue Six months of unpaid rent Around $25 per month, per unit Also includes up to $1,000 in legal fees.

Data source: NestEgg, Zumper, Onerent, Steady Marketplace, and RentRescue. Chart by author.

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