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 $59/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. 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 e-mail 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 $198.36* 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 e-mail: 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 or subscribe to any other Home Designer or Chief Architect products?

The software rental option is only available for Home Designer Pro.

Annual or monthly subscriptions are available for Chief Architect Premier.

Does the 2‑week Money‑Back Guarantee apply to rentals?


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


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


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 rental. If that date does not exist in the current month, the billing date will be adjusted to the last day of the month.

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 subscription?

Yes. There are two options to convert your Home Designer Pro rental to a Chief Architect Premier subscription.

  1. You can get a one-time $500 rebate off the price of a Chief Architect annual subscription once your Home Designer Pro rental has graduated to an owned license. Home Designer Pro rentals become owned licenses when you complete the rental term (12 consecutive payments), or when you buy out your rental early. Contact Sales to get your payment status or buyout price.

  2. You can cancel your Pro rental and start a Chief Architect subscription at any time. Chief Architect subscriptions can be purchased on the Chief Architect website.

*Credit Calculation Details: For 4 months, rental amount paid was $236 (4 × $59). And, the rental fee you paid was $37.64 (4 × $9.41). Your credit would be equal to the Rental Amount Paid ($236) less the Rental Fee Paid ($37.64) = $198.36. Software rental buyout cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion.

Rental Fee:
$113 – Rental Fee for the entire rental period (this is the amount you paid over the regular retail price)
$9.41 – Rental Fee per month