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  1. text unpaid rent

    it would be good if there was a way to automatically send out a text message to anyone with unpaid rent on the 5th of the month?

    more people respond to text than email

    6 votes
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    • Indicate on deposits made to my bank from rental payments, which tenant the payment came from

      Currently, my bank account shows rent deposits as "Forte". In order to reconcile my books each month, my bookkeeper needs to know which deposits came from which tenants. Can you do something, so the deposit indicates which tenant the money is from?

      5 votes
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      • Owner Reports Need Detail

        Owner reports are entirely insufficient. Owners want to see a bit more detail about where the money went. Something more like the attached.

        2 votes
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        • Automatically scroll back down

          I hate when I go into any property or tenant to edit it, that when am done it brings me back to the top of the page. I would like for it to go back to where I was, so I don't have to keep scrolling back done to where I was, just to start over again after editing another one.

          9 votes
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          • Bulletin Board for tenants portals

            Can you put together something that will allow us to post a newsletter on Tenant Portals, something like a bulletin. I want to use this to remind tenants of certain things, like rules and regulations, or to carefully read their lease so we don't run into any problems later down the road.

            6 votes
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            • Multiple Owner Logins per Property

              Multiple Contacts/Logins for each Property. When one owner is unavailable (i.e. Military), the other owner needs to login, but can't get through verification without the primary owner. We should be able to set additional owners up with portal access.

              2 votes
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              • Make Everything Searchable

                Make EVERYTHING searchable in the global search bar. When I add tenants names to the "additional tenants" box in the tenant page, it would be great if that is searchable. I would also love to see work orders and any notes I add to a property or tenant searchable. For example, if I wanted to check the number of drain repairs, I could just search "drain" and see everything that was ever entered with that phrase.

                2 votes
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                • Scrolling is bad

                  Don't have rentec scroll to the bottom of the ledger after editing a transaction, but rather put you in back in the same spot where you left off.

                  5 votes
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                  • Mortgage Tracking

                    Hi, as this is a Property Management platform,
                    I'm sure many of your clients own some of the properties and would like to track their mortgage. I would suggest to update the software to be able to track mortgages.
                    Thanks

                    2 votes
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                    • Recurring Split Transactions

                      I would like the ability to set up RECURRING expense transactions that allow for splits between items (right now it is set for only one item) such as mortgage principal, mortgage interest, taxes, insurance, reserves, etc. It would save a great deal of time not having to recreate the wheel each month.

                      3 votes
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                      • Online Rental Application - allow section to upload additional documents for applicants to view and/or fill out

                        We would like to add a downloadable copy of our application or other documents with information on our application process or rules for applicants to view and/or fill out and attach with their application.

                        3 votes
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                        • Option to upload our own rental application rather than Rentec's defualt application

                          Our applications have more questions and information that we cannot input in the default application fields. We would like to have the option to upload our own application rather than use Rentec's default application.

                          3 votes
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                          • Need Rent Roll to show the tenant's balance before the payment

                            Need Rent Roll to show the tenant's balance before the payment was made that month.
                            For example: A tenant has $75 from his April rent still to pay off. In May he pays his rent and $55. Now he has $20 still to pay. The rent roll should have another column showing his beginning balance of ($75). So the owner can see his beginning and ending balance.

                            1 vote
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                            • Need Rent Roll to show the tenant's balance before the payment

                              Need Rent Roll to show the tenant's balance before the payment was made that month.
                              For example: A tenant has $75 from his April rent still to pay off. In May he pays his rent and $55. Now he has $20 still to pay. The rent roll should have another column showing his beginning balance of ($75). So the owner can see his beginning and ending balance.

                              1 vote
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                              • Show the related Tenant/Property/Owner

                                Show related objects throughout the platform. If I am in a tenant, it should show the property that tenant is tied to, with an easy link to edit or view the property. If I am on a property, I should be able to easily see the tenants or owners. It's frustrating to back out to the home page to then dig into the related record.

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                                • Payment Hierarchy

                                  There should be a hierarchy for rent payments. Example: If a tenant has a late fee, utility charge, and rent when they pay their rent we should be able to select which fees the payment is applied to first, second, third, etc. So if my tenant has $1000 rent and a $100 late payment and pays $1000 I want $100 to go towards the late fee first and the remaining balance towards rent.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Report on Custom Fields

                                    Be able to export reports based on custom created text lines in property or tenant tabs. You can currently make a custom box to input data on a property or tenant tab but you can't run a report to see the entered data.

                                    So for example if you make a custom tab for "Has Dog" and you type "Yes". You should be able to run a report for all properties that have text in the "Has Dog" custom box. Then you can see which of your properties have pets, etc.

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                                    • Work order

                                      Link Work orders to bills. I realize the system is setup as a cash basis accounting tool but it would be good to be able to link work orders with the bills

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                                      • Docusign form on Tenant Portal

                                        I think it would be handy if DocuSign showed up on Tenant portals for them to access and sign there as well.

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                                        • Cloud Integration of Tenant Contact Info

                                          I would like tenant contact information that I enter into Rentec to be easily integrated/linked into other cloud contact management (like gmail contacts, icloud, etc), so if I put in new tenant data, it will show up in my contacts automatically.

                                          2 votes
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