Start using Roof as a tenant

Follow along on the Roof Android app. Or, check out the iPhone app walkthrough here.

I. Receive an invitation

Once your landlord has created a lease, they will invite you to it.

You’ll receive a text message or email that includes a join key. If you have roommates on the same lease, they’ll each receive their own invitation with a unique key.

Invitation received

II. Signup

Create your Roof account. You can do this anytime—before or after your landlord invites you to a lease.


After creating your account, choose “I’m a tenant”.

Who are you?

Enter the join key you received in your lease invitation.

Join with key

III. Setup your lease

Welcome to your new lease! The first thing you’ll need to do before you can pay rent is add a bank.

Lease home

Get started by tapping the Add a bank account button.

Add bank

You can choose “Find your bank” to add a bank just by signing into your bank account.

Add bank with Plaid

Or, you can add it using your account and routing number. *Keep in mind: this option may take a couple business days for your bank to be verified.

Add bank with accounting & routing number

You can also choose your individual rent amount. If you and your roommates share the same lease, you can choose to divide up your rent however suits you best. Want to pay extra for the master bedroom? No problem. (You can always change this later in your Roof settings.)

To do this, go to Settings by tapping the menu button in the top left:

Sidebar menu

Then on Settings to access your rent settings

Lease settings

Here you can choose what portion of your lease rent you’ll be responsible for paying. On this page you can also find contact info for your landlord if they provide it, and other info about your lease.

IV. You’re ready!

Now you’re ready to rent with Roof. You can pay rent as soon as you’ve added a bank, even if you have roommates that still haven’t joined.

You can view all your upcoming rent invoices by tapping Invoices.

Invoices view

Plus, make new maintenance requests when necessary by tapping the + in the top right. These will go straight to your landlord on their Roof dashboard.

New maintenance request

Start using Roof