Rent invoice template

As a landlord you work hard to ensure all your tenants are comfortable, and your buildings are well-maintained – you don’t have time to spare for onerous administrative tasks, like invoicing. Save time and effort, and cut down on stress, by using one of our fully customizable rent invoice templates for all of your tenants. Available in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets, these templates will free up your time to keep your tenants happy – instead of invoicing!

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Keeping a variety of tenants happy takes time and attention to detail. Make sure you are paid for all you provide with this free, customizable, rent invoice template. It’s easy to add on services to your monthly fee, such as utilities.

Short-term rentals

This invoice template is extremely flexible so it can be used for any length of rental – as well as any type of residential or commercial space. Add or subtract lines to describe all the associated fees to guarantee proper payment.

Commercial real estate

Don’t waste your energy creating a new invoice for each of your commercial renters. Use your time and effort delivering a functional business space instead. This free template can be easily customized to include special business requirements.

Event space

Download, customize, and send this invoice to all your event space rental clients. It can be modified to include special requirements and costs – so you are paid properly for helping to make their event a total success.

Equipment rental

This invoice can be used for any kind of equipment rental. No matter how long the equipment is needed, this free template will make invoicing a breeze. You jump into action to get your customers the right equipment, so you deserve fast, accurate payment.

Alternatives to using rent invoice templates

Make your rental business a success by finding out more about what Wave can offer you. Save time and take even more work off your hands by trying our free automated invoicing and accounting.

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Why landlords and other rental professionals should send beautiful invoices

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Whether you rent apartments, commercial spaces, or equipment – your clients look to you to provide a positive experience and excellent service. Each renter is different, so you need clear, organized invoices that explain exactly what you are charging for, as well as the advantage of working with you.

After all, your invoices reflect your professionalism and attention to detail.

They add to your reputation as a trusted and reliable landlord who provides top-notch living and working spaces – so your tenants will continue to engage with you, as well as refer you to family and friends.

What should be included on a rental invoice

You provide a living or working space for your tenants and you work hard to meet their needs. Make sure your invoices meet your payment needs by following these important steps.

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  • Browse through our selection of elegantly designed rent invoice templates. Select the one in the design and color you like, and download the template in the format you prefer, such as Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, or Google Sheets. It’s free!
  • Add your business name and contact information. If you specialize in an area, such as holiday home rentals, make sure you mention it here where people will notice
  • If you have a logo and/or website, insert it here, along with any other professional-looking graphics you desire
  • Insert the name of your tenant or renter and their up-to-date contact information
  • Add on a unique invoice number
  • Include the date of the invoice, and the dates the rental payment covers, as well as the payment due date
  • List the rental fee, in addition to other services you charge for, such as utilities and access to Internet or cable TV
  • Add or remove lines to customize the invoice format to include late fees or to describe any other pertinent policies. If this is the first rental invoice, or if it is for renting equipment, you can add a line here for the damage deposit
  • If you are including a discounted rate for a long-time tenant, add a line explaining the discount so your tenant understands the special rate they are receiving
  • Calculate the total fee, including applicable tax, and enter the total at the bottom of the invoice
  • Include your payment terms, including the methods of payment you accept
  • It’s always nice to add a personal line at the end, especially if this is a valued tenant. Thank them for their confidence in you and tell them how much you appreciate their loyalty.
  • Save the invoice – and give a copy to your tenant!

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When is the right time to send a rental invoice?

If you are a landlord, it’s a good idea to send the invoice a few weeks before the rent is due. This gives your tenant enough notice to send in their payment.

If this is a short-term rental, or an event space, or equipment rental, you could ask for the full or partial payment up-front, or for a damage deposit to cover any potential costs you small business might experience.

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Handy invoicing tips for landlords or rental professionals

Detail, details, and more details

You want your rental invoice to be clear and easy-to-read, but don’t be afraid to put in details where needed. You want your tenants to understand exactly what goes into making their apartment comfortable and enjoyable.

Always include a ‘payment due’ date

Whether you are asking for first and last month’s rent, or for payment in advance for renting out an event space or piece of equipment, always clearly indicate when you expect payment without sounding too aggressive. You have costs as a landlord or rental professional, so you need to keep the income streaming in on a regular schedule.

Don’t be shy about following up

If a rent payment is late, follow up immediately. Be friendly and polite and your tenants should appreciate the reminder.

Add to your accepted methods of payment

Let your tenants know the methods of payments you accept ahead of time so payment arrangements won’t get in the way of you receiving the rent. Everyone expects flexibility in how they pay for goods and services these days, and rent should be no exception. Add electronic options such as e-Transfers and online methods to the types of payment you accept.

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