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  1. Automatically email owners when their owner disbursements are processed.

    I get calls and emails from owners every month asking when their money will be sent to them. I would like an email to be sent to them automatically (or just at the click of a button) when I process their disbursements.

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    • 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.

      5 votes
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      • 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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        • iPhone and iPad do not scroll reports

          Reports that exceed one page do not scroll on i* devices. Instead the iPhone scrolls the background window instead of the foreground window.

          3 votes
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          • 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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            • Work Orders for Invoices

              I like using the work orders for internal maintenance receipts. I would like to be able to turn off or not show the tenant's name and contact info for that so I can send them to the owners, as receipts. Maybe have an option for work orders to save as invoices once the work orders are closed.

              5 votes
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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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.

                        6 votes
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                        • 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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                          • depreciation reports

                            It would be nice if the depreciation report would pull a higher level of detail from the entered expense.

                            2 votes
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                            • 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!

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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”.

                              • Have an Investment Type Section

                                Within the Investment Type Section, have category's like, Rental, Vacant Land, Mortgage, Note, ....and also be able to added to the section.

                                8 votes
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                                • Auto email notice - option to send daily

                                  Prefer to email and SMS daily for delinquent tenants

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Reports sorted by manager

                                    Option to sort financial reports by property manager portfolio to allow for manager performance review by administrator of account.

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                                    • Rent Roll A with amount received

                                      Rent Roll A with amount received

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                                      • Screening applicants

                                        It would make the application process faster if the final screening page imported all of the information from the application (address) so we wouldn't have to do it manually.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Rent check number

                                          Can we add a variable %rent_check_number% to the rent receipt that is emailed to the tenant after posting a rent? I looked up but didn't find in the existing list.

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