Some properties can be split up into rooms or flats – this is useful if you’re renting out your property by-the-room (for example as an HMO or student let), or if you own a block of flats.
In the normal course of business, each property can only be let one way – you can either rent rooms & flats, or rent the whole property. It’s not possible to do both at the same time. To help simplify the process, RentCentral makes a couple of assumptions for you:
- Properties with associated rooms/flats are assumed to be rented by-the-room/flat. They cannot be rented out whole.
- Properties without rooms/flats are assumed to be rented out whole.
This is all fine and dandy when you set up your property for the first time – just add the rooms or flats if necessary, and don’t if not.
However, you may be in a situation where a property was previously rented by-the-room/flat, but you now wish to rent it out whole.
In order to do this, you’ll need to disable all the rooms/flats of this property. RentCentral will then allow you to record a tenancy where you rent the property whole.
Why not just delete the rooms/flats?
In the situation where you’ve rented the property by-the-room/flat previously, individual rooms/flats will have tenancies and transactions associated with them. For this reason it’s not possible to just delete them and continue to keep track of all your accounts. This is why the disabling process is included.