Home Designer Pro Software Rental

When you Rent Home Designer Pro, you can rent by the month or if you rent for 12 months you own the software. When you Rent, not only do you get access to all the powerful features in Home Designer Pro, but you also get free upgrades.

Rental Terms and Conditions

Home Designer Professional

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Monthly Software Rental $49/Mo.

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Software Rental Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the rental period if I want to own the software?

The rental period for Home Designer Pro is 12 months. The 12 monthly payments must be consecutive in order to own the software license.

When does the rental begin?

The rental begins at the time of your rental purchase.

Is this a rent-to-own option for purchasing the software license?

It is if you continue the rental every month during the rental period (consecutive rental payments).

Can I stop and restart the rental?

Yes, you can stop your rental at any time. The software rental will end at your next billing cycle along with access to the software and SSA services. If you are planning to rent-to-own the software license you must have consecutive rental payments for the entire rental period.

How do I cancel my rental?

You must Contact Chief Architect by phone or email to cancel. Your software rental is only canceled after you receive a cancellation notice from Chief Architect. The rental and access to the software will end at the end of the rental period. Note that you will not accumulate rental payments toward owning the software license after you cancel the rental.

What if I want to purchase the software outright before the rental term ends?

You can purchase at any time. You will have a credit of the amount you paid, less the prorated rental fee, toward the purchase. The rental fee can be found in the Terms and Conditions of the Software Rental. Example: If you decide to purchase Home Designer Pro after 4 months, you would have a credit of $164* toward the purchase. Upgrades and other offers/discounts do not qualify or apply for credit toward the purchase of this product. Contact Sales for more information. Phone: 208-292-3400 or Email: sales@chiefarchitect.com.

If I stop renting will the software stop working?

Yes, the software will stop at your next billing cycle.

Can I rent any of the other Home Designer products such as Home Designer Suite?

The software rental option is only available for Home Designer Pro and Chief Architect Premier or Interiors.

Does the 30-day Money Back Guarantee apply to rentals?

No.

Will I get a free upgrade if a new version is released during my rental period?

Yes.

Once I complete the consecutive rental for the entire period will I own the software license?

Yes.

How often do rental charges occur?

Your monthly software rental payment will be charged to your credit card each month on the day you began your Software Rental. If that date does not exist in the current month or if it falls on a holiday or weekend it may be charged on the next business day.

What happens if a payment is missed, late or declined?

The software will expire at your next billing cycle.

Can I convert my Home Designer Pro Rental to a Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors Rental?

Yes, you will get full credit for the consecutive payments you have made under your current Home Designer Rental toward the rent-to-own of the new Chief Architect Rental. All payments must be consecutive in order to be applied toward converting to a Chief Architect Rental or to accrue toward owning the software. Contact Sales for more information. Phone: 208-292-3400 or Email: sales@chiefarchitect.com


*Credit Calculation Details: For 4 months, rental amount paid was $196 (4 × $49). And, the rental fee you paid was $32 (4 × $8). Your credit would be equal to the Rental Amount Paid ($196) less the Rental Fee Paid ($32) = $164. Software rental buyout cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion.

Rental Fee:
$96 – Rental Fee for the entire rental period (this is the amount you paid over the regular retail price)
$8 – Rental Fee per month