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  1. Summary Page: Would like to customize view

    Customer would like to customize the view in the summary tab. He would like all past due customers on the bottom, then rent due for this month, etc...

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  2. Allow split expense across multi-units to have a recurring option

    When trying to post mortgage payments across more than one property (split payment), it would be beneficial to only have one check to the mortgage holder. Since this is an on-going expense, there should be a recurring transaction option for split transactions.

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  3. Vendor Search

    We have 1000s of vendors. The ability to search for a vendor in Rentec is critical. We need to be able to search for "plumber" and have a list of our plumbers come up. Ideally, it would be great to filter down the search and find plumbers that worked in X city or on Y property.

    5 votes
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  4. Pro-rate options

    We are currently having some issues with the system in regards to the pro-ration that is done by the system.

    1. Allow the pro-rate to be selectable as to whether it calculates based on 30 AND 31 day month formats. We currently calculate pro-rate on a 30 day scale. Example: 7 Days x Rent/30.
    2. Allow the option to have the system prorate the second month, instead of the first.

    Currently we set the system to start on the third month and we manually enter the first and second (pro-rated) months rent. It would be nice if the system could…

    3 votes
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  5. Attachments

    In Hawaii, I am required to give a complete accounting via a Trust Account for all monies spent/canceled checks and invoices that match, at the end of each year along with the MISC1099.
    i really like being able to attach a canceled check, however, i must also show the invoice. It would be great if both could be attached at the same place.
    If that is not possible perhaps a Folder in the clients File that the client could load to a thumb drive and be kept for tax purposes. It can be crucial if audited or doing a 1031…

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  6. one-click logging of the outstanding balance for a tenant, or the amount of their monthly rent

    Create a link to one-click log either the outstanding balance for a tenant, or the expected amount of their monthly rent, in order to streamline rent logging process. The vast majority of rent logging is for the expected amount of rent. If I could just click once and log the expected amount on the current day, I would save a ton of time.

    3 votes
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  7. Caseworker

    Is there a way to add line caseworker info to tenant and number and add this type of report. It will be great if there was a chance to have easy access to this information.

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  8. ability to post recurring expenses X days early

    Invoices can be set to be created X days early. I would like to be able to setup other recurring transactions and set them X days early also. Currently I can schedule a recurring transaction to post on the 15th of the month so it can essentially post early that way....however, in the memo field it enters the date range as (07/15/15-08/14/15) for example and I really need it to enter the date range as (08/01/15-08/31/15) the way that it does for the invoice.

    3 votes
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  9. auto response

    create a way to automatically send a response to an applicant once I hit the decline button on the application. so that they automatically get an email saying 'sorry your application was declined?'....maybe include a reason that I can choose from or populate.

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  10. Expenses Per Unit Report

    There needs to be a better and easier way to pull information that outlines the expenses that were done on a particular unit of an apartment building within a given time period. For example, we need to know how much was paid, to whom and for what type of work was done last quarter on Unit A of ABC Apartments, LLC. This is critical for our budgeting and analysis on a cost/unit metrics. Also important for management and sale of a building.

    6 votes
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  11. Report to print all properties with full addresses

    It would be a good idea to have a way to print all properties with the full address on one page if need be.

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  12. List of common charges

    When creating a work order or posting an expense, having a custom-made list of canned charges for common turnover items would be a time-saver. Example, college housing turnover happens all at once and checking off "re-key fee $25" and "broken towel bar $8"... makes posting quicker.

    2 votes
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  13. Occupant and pets

    Ability to keep more information in designated place for each lease signer, a place to indicate occupant details as well as pet details other than in general notes.

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  14. Add deposit attachments

    In most of the program, you can use file library to attach documents to almost anything. Yet it is not possible to attach a deposit receipt to a deposit. Is this possible or could you please add?

    4 votes
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  15. Select a lead tenant

    Currently when there is a group of individuals who are living in a single unit and you group them under a single lead tenant and then that lead tenant moves out you have to break the group and then reform it. It would be useful if there were a checkbox to select which tenant was the lead tenant so that it is easier to change the lead when there is a change in some or one of the tenants.

    7 votes
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  16. email directly from the file library

    A very helpful feature would be to be able to email directly from the file
    library to someone.

    See attachment here.

    If I have to email a lease to an owner or broker, now i would have to
    download, save it and then email it out. What would be ideal would be is if we could email it directly from rentec, that it would be an attachment and open up our email system or email through Rentec like you can do with the reports.

    2 votes
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  17. update payee on individual management fees when using pay manager utility

    when using the pay property manager utility and assigning a payee for the transaction, I would like the program to automatically update the payee on all of the individual management fees also. This way when viewing the Account Ledger A report, the payee on the management would show rather than "- - - ".

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  18. Security Deposit Account-Option to have Undeposited Funds for Default

    Would like to see the Undeposited Funds account be an option to set for a default bank account for the Security Deposit Account.

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  19. Tenant Tab

    It would be very useful to sort the tenant tab by: tenant, location, amount. It would be great to be able to click on the top bar and sort automatically. I have over 80 tenants at several location and it makes it very hard to move around.

    4 votes
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  20. please give us the ability to upload .pdf or .docs to the new Forms page.

    The new Forms page is such a great idea, thank you so much. Would it be possible to upload pre-existing documents? I'd like to upload a .pdf of my current rental agreement, then insert the database fields where they're needed.

    Thank you!

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    Unfortunately PDF and DOC files do not reliably convert to HTML which is what we need in order to do templates. This is a limitation of PDF and Word Doc technology. We would love to support it if we could. In the meantime, in the support document here it explains how to use cloudconvert.com to convert these type of files to a usable format.

    http://support.rentecdirect.com/knowledgebase/articles/828678-custom-forms-editor

    Look for the section that says “How to copy an existing .pdf document into Rentec Forms”.

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