Accrued rent expense

Accrued rent expense is the amount of rent cost that has been incurred by a renter during a reporting period, but not yet paid to the landlord. In practice, this amount is small to nonexistent, since landlords typically insist on rent being paid in advance. If there is an accrued rent expense, it can indicate that a renter does not have sufficient cash to pay the landlord on a timely basis.