RentMaster was written by a computer programmer who is also a landlord.  Because we use this software ourselves we have made every effort to make this program as easy to use and time saving as possible.
The first version of RentMaster was created in 1997 and was intended for our use only.  As time went by it was decided that other landlords could also benefit from the benfits we were receiving.
RentMaster is a division of First Byte Solutions Ltd.  The Managing Director of First Byte Solutions Ltd is Andrew Keat.

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Andrew Keat

Software Developer and Designer

BCom (Auckland)

Andrew is a fully qualified computer programmer. He has completed a BCom at Auckland University, majoring in Computers and IT, and also completing Accounting papers up to year 2. He is also a keen property investor, having purchased his first property in 1997, which is the same year RentMaster was born. When not work on the business or software development, Andrew is keen on motor sport.

Karen Keat Photo

Karen Keat


ACA PGDipBusAdmin BAcc

Karen is a qualified accountant, registered with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has spent many years working for small and medium sized businesses as the companies’ accountant, solely in charge of all accounts related issues in the company. As a property investor herself, she also has first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing other investors when it comes to rental property tax and accounting issues.

Karen also runs her owner accounting practice called Prestige Accounting

Other projects designed, developed and marketed by First Byte Solutions Ltd include

  • Online Property Management Software RentHQ is a purely web based property management software solution. Access your property management data from anywhere you can get an internet connection.