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  1. Hours tracker spent on activities relating to rental prioperties. New tax law 20% ded based on 250 Hrs.

    a time log as well as a mileage log integrated in the software with the ability to choose properties to allocate to would be great. Of course reporting available also is key.

    rental real estate owners that spend at least 250 hours a year involved with the business can get the deduction, according to the IRS guidance. (https://www.accountingtoday.com/articles/business-owners-get-irs-rules-on-20-percent-section-199a-tax-break)

    according to my acct: The 250 requirement is combined for all properties as 1 "enterprise". This include schedule E or pass-through rental real estate income.

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    • Tenants seperated by property under TENANT tab

      Would like to be able to separate tenants by property under the TENANTS tab.

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      • 4000 Income to calculate onto 1099

        Please include a button in the settings menu on setting up accounts to allow any 4000 series income account to be auto tabulated into the 1099 assistant. We have 4001 to account for Section 8 and are manually having to complete 1099's for owners. this is adding additional costs and time to tax prep.
        Thanks

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        • rent increase

          Well I have noticed that it lets you know when a lease is about to expire and what I have done is make notes or sticky notes to increase rent when necessary

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          • Both master tenants and co-tenants- Insurance

            The ability to add insurance for not only the master tenant, but for the co-tenant as well. Many times roommates are not related, and it would be very helpful to have the insurance tab track not only the master tenants insurance but the co-tenant if it’s separate.

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            • Quick reference of past due rents listing with tenants names, address, and balance that could be part of a report section and printable.

              Tenant Contact List: could be developed like the Vendor Contact List under Misc. reports. Having a quick reference list by property would be helpful and also could be printed up.

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                  • Automatic MultiPay of Balance Due vs. Fixed Amount

                    Allow MultiPay of Balance Due vs. a fixed amount.

                    We have tenants set up with Easypay via paper form authorization whose monthly balance varies with CAM charges, would like a Multipay option to automatically collect balance due vs. manual monthly entry.

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                    • Add Unit # on reports

                      On all reports or at least on Account Ledger it should be a column to show the Unit #

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                      • Custom Info Field specific to each and every tenant

                        Custom Info additional area would be nice if specific to each and every tenant and not populated across the entire platform.

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                        • Auto Sync Accounts / Schedule

                          Scheduled Bank Sync and Batch Bank Sync. I have 2 bank accounts for each property, which creates a lot of buttons to press to sync them all. These accounts are all at the same bank, I would like to see a feature that allows me to select which accounts I would like to sync and have the ability to schedule it.

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                          • Phone Number Search

                            In the tenants tab, it would be great if we could search phone numbers (all: primary, cell and work).

                            In the main system search, it will pick up the primary phone number but not the cell or work number for the tenant. Would be great if these were incorporated into the search.

                            The only way around doing a phone search is to list name and number in the "additional occupant" block at the bottom of edit tenant which is double the work. =]

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                            • Auto-reminder for workorders

                              Auto-reminder for workorders that have been in an open or unassigned status for X amount of days

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                              • Send emails and reports to co-owners and multiple owners who own the same property

                                There are some properties that have 2 or more owners, they may be part of an investment group, or husband and wife, or joint owners/co-owners, business partners, etc. The current settings only allow for one email address per property when sending notices/payments/reports/etc. We need to be able to notify all owners of a single property so they all see the same info and receive the same notices/reports/documents/etc.

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                                • Allow prospective renters to e-sign rental applications as many employers will not verify employment without signed authorization

                                  Many employers and references/landlords will not verify information without a signed application, they want to see signed authorization or signature on the application before they will verify applicant info. The current online application does not allow the applicant to sign the document via e-signature.

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                                  • NSF

                                    Not sure if we can do this already. Is there a way to flag an account, so we no longer accept personal checks from them? Due to NSF, etc.

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                                    • you make sure you can give notice to individual units from within the system. currently i have to give notice to an entire building?

                                      Notice: currently you have to give notice to an entire building when you should be able to give group notices to individual units.

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                                      • Account ledger Reports

                                        there should be a way so that When running an account ledger report for property they should be printed on separate pages per property instead of all together, so we can send them to our owners.

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                                        • Property Map

                                          Would like to see an option to view a map of all properties with a filter for other options such as viewing a map of all properties with open work orders.

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