Security Deposit Alternatives

Sign more leases in less time

Move In Residents. Move Out Risk.

Alternatives to cash deposits are increasingly becoming part of the property management landscape. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional security deposits were often a financial burden for residents that deterred them from signing a lease. But, for property managers, offering a deposit alternative that lowers resident move-in costs hasn’t always been hassle-free.

Thankfully, not all security deposit alternatives are created equal. At Assurant, we created a surety bond deposit alternative that helps you lower move-in costs for residents while guaranteeing that you’ll receive payment up to the full bond amount. And it’s the only deposit alternative with integrated collections to help you recoup any outstanding resident debt. Whether you’re responding to new state and municipal requirements to offer cash deposit alternatives or you’re focused on making your properties more competitive, we can help.

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The #1

concern for property managers right now is decreasing bad debt

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The #2

renter concern around moving is how to manage increasing costs

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of renters think a surety bond should be offered as a deposit alternative

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2 minutes

for residents to enroll in Assurant FlexDeposit online


Lower Move-In Costs

A nationwide Assurant study found that renters rank lower move-in costs as one of their top two priorities when it comes to choosing a new rental. And 71% believe it’s important for a surety bond alternative to be offered during the leasing process. With Assurant’s FlexDeposit surety bond, you get the same property coverage as a traditional deposit while your residents get lower upfront move-in costs. So, whether you’re dealing with a younger, up-and-comer renter or a renter looking to downsize, you can increase your occupancy without sacrificing your protection.
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FlexDeposit Key Features

  • Proprietary, risk-based algorithm reduces your risk while offering residents favorable rates
  • Guaranteed preapproval of all your residents for a faster move-in experience
  • Paperless enrollment in less than 2 minutes
  • Guaranteed coverage up to the bond amount
  • Quick, online payments from any device


Integrated Collections

Decrease Your Risk Exposure

Lowering move-in costs for your residents shouldn’t put you at more risk. That’s why FlexDeposit is the only deposit alternative on the market that provides integrated collections when a resident moves out. Whether it’s wear and tear from pets or a resident who paints your walls, we’ve got you covered.
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Features of Integrated Collections

  • ACA-certified recovery experts handle collections quickly and efficiently
  • Strict compliance with all federal, state, city, and municipal laws
  • In-house, highly trained recovery specialists licensed in all 50 states
  • A comprehensive portfolio listing for all your properties
  • Online dashboard of paid and unpaid accounts going back 6 years
  • You don’t pay until you get paid
  • No additional cost to you

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