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Australia’s new decryption legislation: what everyone should know

Decryption legislation - what you need to know

Australia’s new decryption legislation: another dent in our digital privacy and security New legislation intended to fight crime gives government agencies the power to invade Australians’ digital privacy, and opens data to attack by hackers. Imagine Apple secretly giving the federal police access to all your iMessages on your mobile phone. Imagine installing a WhatsApp…

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The Rental Arrears Workflow in Console Cloud

Rental Arrears Workflow

The property management revolution is here. That’s because the Rental Arrears Workflow has just been launched in Console Cloud. So let’s explain what the Rental Arrears Workflow does, and how it is going to deliver radical productivity gains for property managers.  You have probably heard of or used the term workflow before. At Console, we…

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The Lease Renewals Workflow in Console Cloud

The property management revolution is here. Workflows have just been launched in Console Cloud. In this article, we explain what the new lease renewals workflow does, and how it’s going to revolutionise property management. Let’s start by explaining what a workflow is, in the sense that we talk about them in Console Cloud. We’re guessing…

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Letting fee changes for New Zealand

Letting fee changes for New Zealand

New Zealand abolishes letting fees for tenants from 12 December 2018. As of 12 December 2018, property managers cannot charge letting fees to tenants. That’s because New Zealand’s parliament has just passed The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act. Under the Act, charging letting fees to tenants will be an ‘unlawful act’, and penalties may apply.…

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Nhi Chang on being an early adopter

Nhi Chang on being an early adopter

Why Technology Won’t Replace You Nhi Chang brings her passions for real estate, agile development, and technology to everything she does. As a self-identifying early adopter and advocate for #proptech (property technology) Nhi is an all-round dynamo. And that’s why we are thrilled to read her recently published article. If you haven’t already read it,…

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Highlights from the Spring Release Webinar

Highlights from the Console Cloud Spring Release Webinar

We’ve launched more than 340 improvements and new features in the last 12 months. The pace of development for Console Cloud and our new apps accelerates with each passing day. In the last 12 months alone, we’ve made more than 340 improvements to our premier platform, Console Cloud. Typically, we’ve highlighted our best new features…

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Change logs for clear accountability

Change logs for clear accountability

Accountability matters. That’s why we built the Change Log in Console Cloud. Historically, agency principals had a bit of a time of it trying to identify who made changes to files in their property management system. They had no precise, easy way of knowing if sensitive information had been compromised, or if someone had committed…

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Spring Release Webinar registrations now open

Spring Release Webinar registrations now open

We’ve launched more than 323 improvements and new features in the last 12 months. The pace of development for Console Cloud and our new apps has increased exponentially. In the last 12 months alone, we’ve made more than 323 improvements to Console Cloud. And as the speed with which we continue to release new features…

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Console Pay now available in Cloud

Console Pay Available in Console Cloud

Do you find rent arrears a pain in the… neck? Console Pay (powered by Ezidebit) continues to be our most popular rental collections solution. The agencies who love it have used it to successfully reduce rent arrears, bank fees and receipting times. We think that’s the best. Console Pay enables rent from tenants to be…

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Manage Commercial Property in Console Cloud

manage commercial property in Console Cloud

Got commercial property? A substantial number of real estate agencies in Australia and New Zealand manage a mix of both commercial and residential properties. But differences in how commercial properties are managed—such as GST, invoicing, CPI increases and reporting—make it difficult to manage in a system built for residential portfolios. That makes us sad. Property…

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