Using dual screens

A user has reported that when he uses a system with two screens PC Property Manager will only work normally on one of them.

We would be interested in any feedback from other users in this situation.

Adding Ledger Accounts

  • Select Ledger Accounts Ledger Accountson the PC Property Manager Toolbar
  • Select the category that you want to add a ledger account to by clicking on the treeviewer.
  • Click the “New Ledger Account” button and enter in the ledger account name.
    Ledger Account Screen
  • If the account will manage rent payments or refunds then check the “This account manages rent” box. This will require you to select a rent payment when using the new ledger account.

I use a Property Manager

PC Property Manager is a valuable tool for owners who use Property Managers as you control the business side of the investment while the Manager controls the day to day property issues.

Learn how to process rent receipts from a Manager.

What files should I be backing up?

All the files which need backing up are stored in a “data” folder inside your PC Property Manager folder.

Typically the path will be C:\Program Files\PC Property Manager\Data.

Add this folder to the list of folders which your regular backup program looks for.

Alternatively use a product like WinZip to create a copy on a single floppy disk or USB memorystick.

The program for PC Property Manager need not be backed up as it will always be freely available from this website.

Do I have to reenter my data after I purchase?

Any information you enter in PC Property Manager will be retained after purchase so there is no risk attached to giving the software a full trial.

Config file cannot set the paths!

On starting PC Property Manager I get a message that the config file cannot set the paths!

You have probably been using PC Property Manager for a while but have recently loaded some new software onto your system and now PC Property Manager cannot start up.

The new software may have needed to change your autoexec.bat file. This very very important file will have an entry in it like:

SET PATH=%PATH%;C:BITWARE

It is likely that a semi-colon is missing (or extra) in the path. You should not try to change this file if you have any doubts about what you are looking at. This is not a PC Property Manager problem and if you are not able to resolve this yourself you should contact your regular PC support service.

What is the last day of a tenancy?

What date do I use for the last date of a tenancy?

Enter the last full day that the tenant must pay for.
They may pay up until the 6th of a month, but move out on the morning of the 7th with the new tenants moving in that afternoon.

I have downloaded the demo, what now?

Go to where you have downloaded the file and doubleclick on it. It will start the installation process.

What version am I running?

You can find the version of PC Property Manager at the bottom of the Help | About PC Property Manager dialog window.

To find the version of reports run a report and note the letter shown after the program version at the top right hand corner of the report. This letter is the version of the reports.

To download the latest version of the programs go to “I want the latest version” in the Installation section.

Can I have a test account?

If you want to enter “dummy” transactions simply create a new owner called “Test Owner” or similar, set up a property and a tenancy/lease. You can then enter transactions and “play around” with the program knowing that you aren’t affecting your real data.

On the Owners screen there is an option to opt an owner out of the reports where you print all. It’s a good idea to opt your test owner out!