Tenant PendoPay FAQ
Hello there! Landlords all over the world have chosen the Pendo platform to manage their rental properties.
The Pendo platform is accessible to landlords only, request for information by you will be conducted via email and information will be securely stored in our system. Depending on the features your landlord will use, you may receive an email from Pendo to apply for a rental application, sign a lease, purchase tenant insurance, submit a maintenance ticket or pay for your rent using our online payment system PendoPay.
Before you get started, let us introduce ourselves…
Who is Pendo?
Pendo Rental is a software product owned and run by Tribe Property Technologies Inc. Tribe offers a range of software and services that focus on community management and communications. Pendo was established in 2012.
Where are you located?
Our Headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC Canada. Our mailing address is 419-1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC.
Do I have to pay to use Pendo Rent?
No, the subscription cost is charged directly to the Landlord or Property Management Company.
Does PendoPay cost me anything?
Depending on the account set up, the transaction fee may be covered by the Landlord/Property Management company or they may charge that fee directly to you. We charge a $10 fee for any payments that do not successfully process due you entering incorrect account information during the PendoPay set up and a $20 fee for insufficient funds (NSF), frozen account or a stopped payment.
Your landlord may speak to you about reimbursement for these costs should they occur.
What do I need to get set up on PendoPay?
- An email address to receive the set up invitation to complete the paperwork online
- A digital copy of a void cheque or direct deposit form
How do I get set up on PendoPay?
All of our forms are digital, so you must provide your landlord with a valid email address. Documentation will be sent to you by to review and or sign online. Once signed, you can download a copy for your records. Please ensure that you enter all bank account information correctly and double check numbers. Should you enter in the a wrong number, the bank will reject the information and a $10 fee will be charged.
Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Safe Senders list in your email program so important emails from Pendo arrive safely in your Inbox. Don’t forget to check your junk folder if you don’t receive emails from Pendo.
How does the tenant screening work?
If your Landlord/Property Management Company chooses to run a Softcheck or full credit report on your application, you will be required to provide your date of birth. A Social Insurance/Security number may also be requested if you have a common first and last name.
Do I receive rent reminders and receipts for paid rent?
How does PendoPay work?
In order to withdraw funds from your account, bank account information needs to be inputted into Pendo. Your landlord will send an invitation via email for you to set up your banking information directly into PendoPay. The banking details you provide are not passed along to your landlord as you have entered them. Only redacted (partial) bank account numbers are displayed in the Pendo account under your tenant information.
I didn’t get the invitation to PendoPay, what do I do?
Please check your junk folder. The email will be coming from email@example.com.
How does PendoPay transfer funds?
Pendo uses Bank of Montreal as our payment processor. Once the set up is complete in PendoPay, our system will process the transactions according to your rent schedule. The transactions are approved through our system and the bank receives an encrypted file stating that the funds can be withdrawn from your bank account. You will see a line item on your bank statement from TRIBE PROPERTY TECH PENDOPAY for the withdrawal. The funds are then processed (up to two days) and sent to a Pendo trust account. Once the funds are successfully deposited, our system sends out another encrypted file to our bank to have the funds withdrawn (minus the $1 processing fee) and transfers directly into your Landlord/Property Management Company’s bank account (up to two days). Your Landlord/Property Management Company is notified when the funds have been processed.
Can I cancel the PendoPay if I don’t have enough funds in my account?
PendoPay will start the banking processing at 4pm PST the day prior to withdrawal. If you notify your Landlord/Property Management company prior to this time, they can stop the payment from processing. However if you notify them after this date, the processing cannot be stopped and the payment will go NSF unless the funds are deposited into your account.
What happens if funds are not in my account when the payment is processed?
If you do not have insufficient funds at the time that Pendo processes the withdrawal, the payment will be flagged in the PendoPay system. An email notification will be sent to you and your landlord that the payment failed. Your Landlord/Property Management Company will reach out to you to attempt to collect your rent again through PendoPay or via other payment methods. A $20 fee is charged to your landlord for non-sufficient funds (NSF). Your landlord may contact you to be reimbursed for this fee. Please note that this fee is from Pendo. Your financial institution may charge you a separate NSF fee.
How do I avoid NSFs?
Please ensure that your rental payments are in your account the evening prior to withdrawal. PendoPay starts the payment transfer process very early in the morning. PendoPay also sends out email reminders when your rent is due.
I am switching banks. How do I update my information?
Please contact your Landlord/Property Management Company with the new bank account information and they can send you a link via email for you to update your bank account details in our system.
What type of security does Pendo use to protect the transferring of funds?
Pendo uses bank grade encryption and has insurance to cover fraudulent transactions.
You can view these documents on our website under Legal.
Is there someone I can reach out to if I have more questions?
Yes, please send us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.