Monthly Archives: July 2011

RentMaster v10.0 has been released

Posted on July 24, 2011

Version 10.0 has arrived.

This is a milestone release for RentMaster with version 10. Who would have thought when we started back in 1997 we would still be doing it today, and still going strong. And when you consider that most of the release version numbers went up in 0.1 increments, that is a lot of releases!

You can download this update by going to the help menu inside RentMaster and choose Download RentMaster Update. If you have any problems downloading the update automatically, you can also download it manually from

Whats New?

- You can now add attachments to owners as well as tenants.

- A new option has been added to the owner details screen called 'This owner is disbursement tax exempt'.

- When using bulk disbursements, you can now add a reference and notes using the edit button prior to committing the bulk disbursements.

- On the tenant details screen, you can press the Link To button to go directly to the Tenant History report.

- On the Overview screen, closed tenants are again excluded from the arrears tab.

- When adding new tenants, closed properties are now excluded from the list of available properties.

- The rent paid report now works off a specific tenant, if one is selected, and not the property and date range which can overlap other tenants in the same property.

- The Exit window now has a cancel button in case people change their mind and no longer want to exit RentMaster.


Coming in v10.0 - Bulk disbursement references

Posted on July 24, 2011

When creating manual disbursements, you have the ability to add a note and a reference to the transaction.  When doing bulk disbursements, this was not possible.  But in version 10.0 you can edit the disbursements in the bulk disbursment list, and change the reference and note values as well as being able to change the disbursement amounts.

Coming in v10.0 - Tax exempt owner disbursements

Posted on July 20, 2011

In the coming version 10.0, an owner can be individually marked as disbursement tax exempt.  This means that when a disbursement is done, even though there is a disbursement tax percentage set as a system level, that particular owner will be charged $0 tax on their disbursements.

Coming in v10.0 - Attachments on owners

Posted on July 16, 2011

RentMaster has allowed you to add attachments to properties and tenants for quite a long time.  In version 10, we will also allow you to add attachments to owners.  Attachments can be pictures or other files such as word documents or PDF's etc.

Coming in v10.0 - A series of changes

Posted on July 4, 2011

A number of small changes have been made which will be in the next release.

- On the overview screen, tenants who are closed are now excluded from the arrears screen.  Tenants who are marked as leave open for further transactions will still be included.

- Closed properties will be excluded from the list of available properties when adding new tenants.

- The Rent Paid report now prints the tenants name as well as the address.  If there are multiple tenants in the same property, each tenants rent will be shown separately.

- The window which shows when RentMaster closes now has a cancel button in case you change your mind and dont want to close it after all.  (Some people may have already chosen to hide this window).

- On the tenant details screen, you can now use the Link To button to go directly to printing the tenant history report.