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  1. Exporting Data

    Would like an easier way to export all data entered into Rentec. Currently, the data that can be downloaded is restricted to ledger transactions and has to be done in each individual ledger. A zipped file of all transactions as well as downloading any notes/history and file library documents would be very helpful.

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  2. Allow Owners To Send PM money through portal with merchant account

    Owners to be able to send money to the property manager's bank account through the owner portal, just as tenant's can. This is especially helpful for turnover expenses or other cash infusions, and a quick tool for international clients or those who like to automate the process.

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. Allow the "Owner Disbursement" Category to be an "Other" rather than "Expense"

    The problem I am trying to solve, is that Owner Disbursements show up in the P&L reports. Owner Disbursements and Owner Contributions are not Income or Expenses. They shouldn't show up in P&L reports.

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

    Hi Robert, that’s a great suggestion. What you can do today is visit Settings, Categories and setup another Owner Disbursement category (name it anything you wish), and set it as type Other. Then use that for your owner disbursements and it should do exactly as you are wanting.

  7. 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…

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  8. easy pay for vendors

    Add the ability to 'Easy Pay' via ACH for vendors.

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  9. 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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  10. Group Emails - please include co-renters

    When sending a group email, please allow the ability to select a single unit home if it has co-renters grouped under it, so that the email can be sent out to all of the co-renters who have email addresses on file.

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  11. 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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  12. 10 votes
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  13. email templates

    More database fields (like address etc)

    More functionality in the template creator (like the form creator has... view source, tools, insert etc)

    Now off to figure out how to delete the stupid "test" form and email template I made...

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  14. Allow location setting for all convenience fees

    Online payment Convenience Fees post to the property, so each month I need to move those transactions to our "Property Management" property. Since we pay the bank fees and don't want the fee income to be sent to owners.
    If there was a way to set a default property for all convenience fees, that would be great! Donna

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  15. System does not notify tenants of new charges when expenses are assigned to their ledger

    System has the ability to assign expenses that come through the checking account to the tenant, which places those expenses as a debit to the tenant's ledger. However, this process does not currently initiate a "New Charges" email for the tenant.

    I propose that any increase in a debit balance on a tenant ledger results in an email to the tenant. Currently, it seems that only posting charges directly results in this email being generated.

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  16. Enter all tenants on Lease

    I've taken the time to enter my tenants and the co-renters for a property but when I go to update and renew the lease, only the main tenant goes on the lease. I then have to look up the name of the co-renter and their email address and then manually type it all in order to send the lease. Could we have the option to put all tenants and their email address on the Forms tab?

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  17. Email Alert for Lease Expiration

    Could you please add an option for Email notifciation to Property manager when the tenant lease is going to expire.

    As of now the Alert/Reminder is received on the dashboard.

    Thanks,
    Momentum Realty.

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  18. Attachments ie receipts or bills

    When using an iPad or iPhone allow us to take a picture of the receipt with out having to scan it then attach. When you click attach it should allow access to the camera so we can take a pic right then n there

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  19. Create an "All Accounts" report function, not just "All Properties"

    It is impossible to run vendor or category reports across all accounts, which poses a big problem since some vendors are paid out of various accounts, not only across various properties. Also related: transactions related to archived properties don't show up in reports for "All Properties" and they should.

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  20. Credit Card fees to Tenant instead of Property

    I think when the tenants pay the credit card convenience fee it should not go to the property tab, but to the tenants tab only. In my opinion, it is not income to the property, but to the managment company and a corresponding expense should be posted to the tenants tab to offset the fee income.

    I am doing all these manually right now, but would like to see Rentec automatically post to tenants only and perhaps add the corresponding expense automatically. It sure would save me a ton of time changing all those credit card payments.
    If anyone at…

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