Monthly Archives: September 2010

Changes to GST in New Zealand

Posted on September 25, 2010
I am sure New Zealand customers are aware that the GST rate is changing from 12.5% to 15% on 1 October. This only affects people who are professional property managers or people who have commercial properties.

This is what New Zealand customers need to do in order to handle this change.
1. It would be advisable to do a disbursement last thing on 30 September prior to the GST rate and management fee changes.
2. On 1 October, go to the maintenance menu and choose Options/Regional and change the tax rate from 12.5 to 15.
3. From 1 October, you will need to modify your management fee rate. The management fee percentage is GST inclusive, so you will need to calculate your new GST inclusive rate. For example, if you charge 8% + GST, your rate would change from 9% to 9.2%

RentMaster version 9.6 has been released

Posted on September 11, 2010

Version 9.6 has arrived

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?

Mail merge letters which are viewed via the Attachments tab can now be emailed or printed without needing to go back into the mail merge facility.

Also,if Microsoft Outlook is not installed, the Send Email button on the contact details screen will now open the default email program on the computer. However you will still not be able to send mail merge or reports via email without having Microsoft Outlook installed.