Free QuickBooks for Rental Property


If you own a rental property, it’s likely intended to be a passive income generator—not a project that comes with a manual and a tension headache. Unfortunately, QuickBooks was created to be a desktop program that required an accountant to make adjustments. Sound like the side hustle you were envisioning? We didn’t think so.

Fortunately, there’s a better solution. Meet ZipBooks—the free DIY accounting app that makes managing a rental property a breeze.

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QuickBooks vs. ZipBooks for Rental Properties

Unless managing your rental properties is your full time job, you probably don’t have time to be tied to desk troubleshooting your accounting software all day long. After feeling frustrated by expensive, outdated accounting softwares that didn’t work for modern cloud-based businesses, we created ZipBooks.

Accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection, ZipBooks was designed to relieve the frustrations of being a small business owner, not add to them.

Send and track invoices
Bank feed import
Credit card processing
Recurring billing
Time tracking
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$15 / month
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$15 / month
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  • After trying multiple accounting apps for 10 years, ZipBooks was finally the solution. My clients can pay online & accept quotes through a simple, interactive process. Clients love it as much as I do.

    Chris Kelley Digital Craft Co.
  • I never studied accounting, but I found this software to be very user friendly for basic bookkeeping. I was able to figure it out in a short period of time. ZipBooks, I love you!

    Bonnie Cohen Bonnie Cohen-Gallet, Esq
  • This is by far the best app that has helped me with my small business. It has made accounting, invoicing, and tracking payments a breeze! I really love it!

    Jill Muñiz Quirky Print & Design Studio
  • After trying multiple platforms, ZipBooks proves to surpass all expectations. They make bookkeeping a breeze. Would recommend a thousand times over because it has been crucial to my business growth.

    Laine Napoli Branding Addicts
  • Why not have bookkeeping software that is delightful and intuitive? Do you like using your old, boring software? Nah, didn't think so. ZipBooks rocks!

    Alex Harvey Illuminate Design

True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

The Best Accounting App for Tech-savvy Side Hustlers

Rental properties are supposed to be an investment, not a drain on your wallet. So why pay ridiculously high subscription fees for an accounting software that doesn’t meet your needs? ZipBooks has all of the QuickBooks features you were looking for, but with one major bonus: it’s free.

Here are just a few of the awesome accounting features you’ll get with your free account:

Unlimited Free Invoices – Whether you have one rental property or 30, you’ll get free invoices forever with your ZipBooks account. And to make invoicing your guests even easier, we also created beautifully designed, customizable templates that you can complete and send in just seconds.

Flexible Payment Options – ZipBooks was designed to be flexible to your needs, payment options included. Choose whether to accept credit card, bank transfer, PayPal, or Stripe payments and your tenants will be able pay you from a direct link in their invoice.

Faster Cash – Nobody likes to wait around to be paid, and now you don’t have to. After a customer pays their balance, it can typically take up to 10 days to actually receive your money using other payment vendors. But with ZipBooks, your cash hits your bank in as little as two business days.

Easy Auto-billing – Have tenants with longer leases? No need to send an invoice every month. Easily set your ZipBooks account to auto-bill those clients after the first payment comes through and never worry about remembering again.


ZipBooks Helps Automate Your Rental Property

We know that running a small rental property business involves a lot more than just invoicing tenants and getting paid – you have to coordinate check ins, make sure the units are cleaned, handle customer service, and maintain your listings too. That’s why we integrated extra features into ZipBooks to make it easy to automate the admin tasks that can so easily consume your time.

Transaction Tagging – ZipBooks makes it easier to manage your business’ finances by prompting you to tag all of your transactions as soon as they are made. Tax time is now easier than ever.

Collaborate with Others – Need to give account access to your business partner or spouse? ZipBooks allows you to add as many users as you need.

Painless Time Tracking – Have a housekeeper or a property manager who you pay by the hour? Set custom rates for each employee and assign them their own login so they can clock in and out with ease.

On-the-go Access – Forget about static desktop accounting and property management apps—ZipBooks is your all-in-one property management solution that you can access from anywhere, whether you’re visiting your property or laying in bed.


No matter how many rental properties we own or the size of your business, we have plans that fit your accounting needs. Our prices start at $0 and includes anytime customer service—we’ll never charge you to troubleshoot your account or answer questions.

Plus, ZipBooks is designed to make it easy to handle all of the financial aspects of running your property rental company, but if you need additional help, ZipBooks also offers low-cost tax prep and bookkeeping services to keep your life running smoothly. QuickBooks who?

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