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  1. Late Fees: Being able to decide what they are applied to in tenant ledgers

    We have a need to be able to decide which tenant charges receive late fees and which do not (ie late fees on rent, but not on previous late fees, utility bills, another balance of $10, or whatever, etc.) In our case, a tenant gets a flat late fee of $30 on the 4th if rent not paid, with an additional $5/day after. Right now, tenants are being charged late fees daily if something other than rent is not paid and we need to be able to decide what balances/items late fees are actually applied to. There are a lot…

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    • Support bi-monthly recurring payments

      I request that you add a category for bi-monthly recurring payments.

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      • Section 8 - one payment, multiple tenants

        If I have multiple tenants with Section 8 rent assistance, the local housing authority wants to send me only one check (or ACH deposit) for all such tenants. I can't change how they do this. I can't find any way to split a deposit among multiple tenants/properties. Logically, I would go the Accounts tab, select my bank account, create a deposit (the program stops me at this point and says I can't make a deposit so everything past this point is hypothetical), split the deposit and credit the splits to the appropriate tenant and property and then save the transaction.

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        • Text/ email when a text comes through Rentec

          It would be great to add functionality that would notify when text messages come in. This could be done by sending an email each time that a text gets a reply or by doing a forward to a text number. This would help utilize this platform for communication with tenants better and keep all the information housed in one spot.
          Tyler

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          • Expenses equally split between all properties

            Is it possible to create an easy way to post an expense that is easily and equally divided among all properties? For instance liability insurance or management fees are equally spread among all properties. It's tedious to divide the cost by the number of properties and enter for each property when it's something that occurs monthly like a management fee.

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            • Property manager > properties report

              PROPERTY MANAGERS: Report to show which properties each property manager has

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              • Better Picture application. Option to rotate picture, drag and drop picture order.

                Better Picture application. Option to rotate pictures, drag and drop picture order.

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                • One Screen to Post Multiple Tenant Payments

                  457 unit sales call.
                  The option to post multiple payments in one screen. When you have 100's of rent checks in one day would be nice to post in one screen, to one bank acct (or undeposited) and have it affect multiple properties/tenants. (like our split expense transaction

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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.

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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

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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)

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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.

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                          • Bill payment center/track Accounts Payable

                            BILL CENTER: Ability to enter expenses that are not "paid" and be able to convert them to "paid" on the property. Pull reports on what "bills" are waiting to be paid/when

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                            • Scheduled / Emailed Reports

                              As a property owner, there is NO reason I should have to login to see some basic daily, weekly, or monthly numbers. I want to be able to set up a scheduled report that will automatically email me a report at defined times each month. The report should arrive as a PDF.

                              10 votes
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                              • Work order summary page

                                OPEN WORK ORDERS: Option to see a summary, similar to Close Work Order report, vs. the printable work order. - maybe it's own work order tab to manage easier

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                                • Property Condition Form

                                  It would be nice to have a form for each property/unit where you can store property condition data. Example: age of roof or furnace or type of windows: maybe with a grade, so when the maintenance person does an inspection they can rate items. This information would later be available in a report for all properties to help with budgeting.

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                                  • ability to track security deposit amounts held by owner

                                    when a security deposit is transferred to an owner to be held by the owner, I would like the ability to pull a report showing the total amounts of security deposits being held by each owner for each unit.

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                                    • Vendor Ledger - select multiple vendors

                                      "Vendor Ledger": Would be great select multiple vendors, all expenses sorted by vendor in one report only.

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                                      • I need sub-categories for expenses!

                                        Suggest availability to add subcategories to any main category. Such as under the category "Repair", a person could add subcategories like "appliances", "electrical", "plumbing", etc. This would allow user to see individual detail totals in subcategories and a main overall total for the category.

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