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  1. The Ability To Put A Tenant On Notice To Move Out

    I know that you can go to move out and set a tenant to move out at a later date, the problem that I keep having is a tenant doesn't move out when they say they will. Then I have them moved out and I have to either reenter them or know that they are there. Also with any management software I have used in the past there was a report for tenants on notice to move out. It was always part of the vacancy report.

    8 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Property and Contact Detail Card

      When I go through my properties and tenants, sometimes I just want a quick detail (tenant phone number or email address, number of bedrooms in a house). How about when we are in the property or tenant tab, simply clicking on the property will pop up a card with information. That way I don't have to right click, then go to edit, just to see a person's phone number for a quick call. That would be great, thanks!

      5 votes
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      • General Ledger Report Option

        A very useful accounting report option would be a General Ledger which would offer an at-a-glance overview of all transactions in all accounts, followed by a breakdown of those transactions by category ledger. This overview would be useful for auditing purposes.

        2 votes
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        • Account and Owner should be different tab

          Account and Owner should be in different tab as they are 2 different categories. Not sure why they are on same tab.

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          • Line Up the Decimal Points

            How about creating reports where the decimals actually line up properly. As it stands, the reports don't look professional with the numbers left justified.

            5 votes
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            • Make more Commercial Property friendly.

              Make a optional second rental application for prospective commercial tenants or add questions. Add features when you add properties and units/suites. Currently there is a drop down but only noticeable change is title under property name. Any other additions or options much appreciated.

              10 votes
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              • Add to Recurring Expenses

                I need another category for frequency of expenses/payments. My local utility company bills every other month. If you would add that option to your program I could match Rentec to my bank statements.

                3 votes
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                • voided checks

                  when printing out a check (from any account) there is a drop down menu for - "un-cleared, cleared & to reconcile, etc.) it would be nice to have a title"voided or void" and have it automatically void that number check in the specific chosen account so it doesn't have to be added manually.

                  8 votes
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                  • add the ability to pay interest on security deposits

                    The City of San Francisco requires landlords pay yearly simple interest to tenants on security deposits. Please add this functionality.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • duplicate checks or invoice numbers

                      Would like for the system to not allow a transaction to be posted if a duplicate check number or reference number is entered. This would prevent duplicate payment of vendor invoices.

                      13 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for auto-tax calculations

                        Some parts of the U.S., including major cities in Arizona like Phoenix, have a sales tax which applies to residential rental properties. In Phoenix, it's 2% (of the rent), and tenants must pay it every month, along with their rent. Owners/managers must pay the city monthly.

                        Rentec Direct doesn't have a particularly good way of dealing with this, and it seems like a valuable feature that should exist. The tax should automatically be computed (x% times the rent amount) and posted along with the rent. A way of reporting the monthly totals would be nice too. I find the workaround,…

                        18 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • reimbursable's to property owners accounts

                          when entering a reimbursement paid by the owner - let's say for a repair you did- when you enter it into the property account it goes in as a credit, (which it should) but when you do the end of the year statement for the owner it shows up as income to them - which it is not, and there is no way to alter the report to show it was money paid by the owner and if you back into the account and alter it, it throws off all of the figures which in turn messes up their tax…

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Report Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Autofill payee & category

                            autofill when entering income and expenses. Monthly transactions are basically repeated (rent amounts are the same every month (unless you enter late fees), and trash, electric, water, property management, taxes, lawncare...etc are also the same company/category). When the payee's name is typed in, the category should autofill with the previously used category , saving a lot of time.

                            7 votes
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                            • make reports interactive and zoomable

                              1)When I make a report, and see that there is an uncategorized expense, then I should be able to click on the number, view the transaction and edit it. I have some uncategorized expenses and income that I would like to see to determine what they are, but I can't figure out how to. It should be as easy as clicking on it.

                              4 votes
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                              • Add Unit # to Tenant Balance Screen

                                My owner knows units not tenant names. Thus it would be helpful to see the property / unit # along with the tenant name on the page displaying their running balance:
                                Tenants: Accounting [Tenant Name]

                                15 votes
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                                • Create Statement - add calendar controls to dialog boxes

                                  It would be helpful to have a calendar control on the dialog boxes for date selection

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow selection of either tenant when adding a co-renter to a multi-tenant unit

                                    Currently, if a unit has multiple tenants that are not co-renters, and I want to add a co-renter by clicking "Place New Tenant" and selecting "Make Co-renter", the first tenant placed in the unit is automatically selected and there is no option to make the co-renter part of a group with any other tenant from that page. Instead, I must create the co-renting tenant in the tenant section, then click the context menu and select "Add to Group", then select the appropriate tenant to group the co-renter with.

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Application Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      To help us categorize and prioritize this feature, it would be helpful to know a practical real-life example of where there are two non-affiliated tenants moved into the same unit, and where one of them would have affiliated co-renters. Your input would be helpful.

                                    • Hide settings that are not available for your subscription level

                                      Settings that cannot be modified (e.g., Payable to is only available to Rentec PM subscribers) should be hidden.

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                                      • Consolidate owner statement to one page if the owner only has one unit (currently it is 2 pages)

                                        If I choose to send an owner a monthly cash statement, and this owner has just one property, the system creates two separate but identical statements. One has just the owner's name, and the other has just the property address... Address and name should combine to be on a one page statement.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Multi-Unit Propery performace report per property - not unit

                                          Multi-unit property performance report should be per whole property not per each unit as most expenses are for the whole building (taxes, water, insurance, mortgage interest)

                                          10 votes
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