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New Feature: Save and Manage Detailed Tenant Data with Custom Fields

New Feature: Save and Manage Detailed Tenant Data with Custom Fields

Custom Fields give property managers and landlords the ability to add more detailed information about their tenants, owners or properties that will be saved within the system.  For example, when editing a renter’s information you can input a tenant’s car details and license plate number, along with their contact information, and rent amount. These details can […]

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Rentec Direct Awards Computer Science Students with Tech Mastery Scholarship

By on June 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments
Rentec Direct Awards Computer Science Students with Tech Mastery Scholarship

Rentec Direct is excited to announce the recipients of the Rentec Direct Tech Mastery Scholarship for Spring 2017… The Tech Mastery Scholarship program from Rentec Direct aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students with achieving their academic dreams and future goals in technology. “Technology is constantly changing and adapting thanks to new ideas and innovations from […]

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New Colorado Rental Law Allows Renters to Break Their Lease

By on June 5, 2017 in Education, News with 0 Comments
New Colorado Rental Law Allows Renters to Break Their Lease

A new housing bill in Colorado allows victims of sexual assault and stalking to break a residential rental lease agreement, letting tenants move out without incurring any fines or financial penalties. On June 1, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a new law, House Bill 1035, giving victims of sexual assault and stalking options to […]

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Property Managers and Landlords Protected from Recent Cyber Attack

Property Managers and Landlords Protected from Recent Cyber Attack

Property managers and landlords can feel confident that their sensitive data and secure files are safe from computer hackers when using a secure cloud-based software, like Rentec Direct, for their real estate business.   In light of the recent ransomware cyber attack, which authorities are citing as the world’s biggest cyberattack ever, everyone needs to […]

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New Report: Property Manager Rents and Enhanced Reporting Experience

By on February 21, 2017 in News, Product Updates with 2 Comments
New Report: Property Manager Rents and Enhanced Reporting Experience

Your management software now offers a new Property Manager Rents report which shows rental income and management fees organized by property and grouped by property manager. The new Property Manager Rents report from Rentec Direct gives users a list of your property managers, the units they are assigned and corresponding financials.  This report was created […]

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Oregon Landlords Must Pay Renters’ Moving Fees

By on February 6, 2017 in Education, News with 10 Comments
Oregon Landlords Must Pay Renters’ Moving Fees

Portland, OR is making headlines for another pro-renter policy that is going to cost landlords thousands of dollars. How many thousands? $2,900 – $4,500, depending on the type of house a landlord owns. The latest city ordinance will require Portland landlords to pay their tenants a relocation fee for a no cause eviction or if […]

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Rentec Direct Awards Top Tech Students with $500 Scholarships

By on February 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments
Rentec Direct Awards Top Tech Students with $500 Scholarships

Rentec Direct is pleased to announce the recipients of the Rentec Direct Tech Mastery Scholarship for Fall 2016. The Tech Mastery Scholarship program from Rentec Direct aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students with achieving their academic dreams and future goals. “We understand that the investment in knowledge pays the best dividends for the future,” […]

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New Rental Law will Limit Move-In Fees for Seattle Renters

By on December 21, 2016 in Education, News with 2 Comments
New Rental Law will Limit Move-In Fees for Seattle Renters

Rental laws in Seattle just got a little tighter this December, when legislators passed a new law that will limit move-in costs for Seattle renters. The Seattle city council recently voted to pass new proposal that will cap the move-in money landlords are allowed to charge and give renters the right to pay their move-in […]

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New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

By on August 17, 2016 in News with 20 Comments
New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

Starting in January of 2017, Seattle landlords will need to employ updated rental screening processes to ensure they are accepting applicants on a “first come, first serve” basis. The new policy is intended to combat housing discrimination in the Seattle rental market.   This new rental law, which is being hailed as the first of […]

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Can Micro-Apartments Solve the Multifamily Housing Shortage?

By on August 10, 2016 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Can Micro-Apartments Solve the Multifamily Housing Shortage?

Ever since New York’s city council approved the development of their first micro-apartments (contradicting the 400-sq.-ft. minimum) in November 2015, tiny apartments have been in the limelight ever since. With over 60,000 applications received for New York’s Carmel Place even before it was completed, it’s hard not to be intrigued. However, now that the dust […]

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