Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

How is the paid to date and rent balance calculated?

This question has been asked a bit recently, so I thought I would answer it. The paid to date is first of call calculated based on the rent balance.  E.g. the rent balance may be 50 owing.  Assuming the rent … Continue reading

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Issues with Windows Vista and Database Compaction

It looks like we have ongoing issues with database compactions in Windows Vista. If you are using Windows Vista, and dont have administrative right or are not sure, then you should always do a database backup prior to doing a … Continue reading

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Adding FindARentalHome.com to your web site

This is intended for property managers who have their own web site, or are thinking about getting one. If you would like to show your vacant properties on your own web site, you can now integrate the FindARentalHome web site … Continue reading

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Quick Entry for RentRecall.com

Another suggestion for people who are using RentRecall.com.  This one is a bit more complex for those people who know about web site addresses. If you are providing a URL address for your clients to log in, either landlords or tenants, … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of RentRecall.com

Here is a few suggestions for those people who are using the RentRecall.com web site. The Mail Merge facility has got a sample template for both tenants and owners called the RentRecall Login letter.  These letters are a starting point … Continue reading

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Restored a database by mistake?

When a database restore is done, it overwrites your existing database with a copy which was on your backup.  If you accidentially do a restore instead of a backup, this means you will be over-writing your real database with an … Continue reading

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Property change of ownership.

A client has a number of properties which are being sold to new owners, and they wanted to know how to handle that in th software without disturbing existing transaction history against the old owner. My suggestion is to create … Continue reading

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Searching for transactions by payee

A customer has asked how do you look for transactions based on a payee name.   The payee name is shown in the cashbook screen in the details column.  To filter on that column click the Filter button, and then in … Continue reading

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Printing report to PDF files

Have you ever wanted to print a report to a PDF file? Go to www.doPDF.com and download the FREE PDF printer driver. Then when you print anything you will have another printer available to print the output to a PDF … Continue reading

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To-do jobs in Inspections

I got this idea from someone I had lunch with a week ago.  She has created an extra 'Room' in the property inspections and called it 'To-do'.  She added one attribute to this room.  Then when she does the property … Continue reading

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