Q. How do I setup my new Landlord?
Go to Landlords and click New. Enter your Landlord ‘Code’ and ‘Name’ and select the Landlord from the list of Companies.
Q. Can I import my tenants?
Yes. Tenants can be imported either directly from you customers details on accounts or if they are not already setup on accounts, they can be imported through the tenants screen on KEYPrime Property from a spreadsheet.
To import from KEYPrime Accounts:
Go to the Tenants listing screen, click Import, select the Landlord you wish to import your tenant(s) to and click OK. You will then be shown a list of all your customers from which you can select one or multiple records to Import.
To Import from spreadsheet:
Go to the tenants listing screen, click on Exp/Imp, select the Import tab and browse to your tenant import spreadsheet. To use this feature, please complete the ‘TenantDetailsImportTemplate’ which can be downloaded from our website or found in C:\Users\[username]\Documents\KEYPrime\Document Templates.
Q. Can I import my properties?
Yes. Properties can be imported using our ‘PropertyDetailsImportTemplate’ which can either be downloaded from our website or found in C:\Users\[username]\Documents\KEYPrime\Document Templates.
Q. Can I import my tenancies?
Yes. Tenancies can be imported from a spreadsheet in the same way as Tenants and Properties, however, we would suggest that tenancies are created manually to ensure more accurate results as well as get you used to using the program.
Q. I am getting an error message ‘Key Common Service is not running, or Landmark Updater Service is not running, Launchpad needs to run as Administrator to start this!’?
Click OK on this message so that you are presented with another screen asking you to allow KEYPrime to start the service. Click ‘Yes’.
Q. How do I setup a new tenancy?
Q: How do I end a tenancy?
Q. How do I end a tenancy?
Go to the Tenancies screen, select and edit the tenancy you are ending. Select the Terms/reviews tab, click on the End tenancy button, enter the tenancy end date and click OK.
You will be given the opportunity to raise a final invoice for the tenancy which will automatically calculate the pro rata invoice for the period from the end date of your last demand period to the tenancy end date.
Q. Why is my tenancy rent book missing transactions that are showing in accounts?
In most cases, missing transactions are likely to have been created in accounts and therefore do not have the relevant Tenancy identification on them.
Go to the Invoices screen and edit the relevant invoice/credit note which is not showing in your rent book and select the relevant tenancy reference.
Q. Why does my tenant rent book not show my payment on account?
If you have entered a sales receipt on account and have not attributed it to a tenancy then it will not show on your rent book reports.
To correct this you will need to edit the sales on account and click on the ellipses button on the bottom right of the screen to the right of the receipt amount and click on the drop down to select your required tenancy then click OK and Save the transaction.
Q. How do I add/attach a documents to my tenancies?
You can add documents in several areas of KEYPrime. Click here to find out more on how to set this up and make a move towards the paperless office.
Q. How do I clear Property verify?
Read our hints and tips guide to clear Property verify.
Q. Best practice for processing demands.
Before processing your demands there are a few things we recommend you do.
- On the Tenancies listing screen, run the ‘No Current Rent Demand’ report. – If a demand should exist for any of these tenancies then you will need to process a review and create the demand.
- On the Demands listing screen, run the ‘Rolled Over Demands’ and ‘Demands Ending’ reports. – Check to see if any of the items on these reports need addressing by processing reviews.
- Again, on the Demands listing screen, run the ‘Demands To Process List’ – check that you are happy that demands exist for all the tenancies you are expecting rents/charges for and that the amounts are as you expect, if not, you will need to update the reviews on your tenancy.
- If processing demands up to a date which you know will include multiple rent invoices, for example, if you have a weekly charged tenancy and you are processing for the full month, then you may wish to run the ‘Future Rent Demands’ report which will include the demand template in this instance 4 times or however number of weeks are covered in that month. This is also run from the Demands screen.
Q. How do I process my demands without seeing each one and saving?
Go to Admin > Settings > tick ‘Auto process demands’.
Q. How do I set up multiple service charges?
KEYPrime Property will allow you to create service charges on more than one tenancy at a time where the service charge is using a similar reimbursement Item code.
Go to the Tenancies listing screen, select the tenancies you wish to add service charges using your Shift or Ctrl keyboard key, click on Multi and select ‘Multi Add Service Charges’. Then enter you service charge details as normal.
Q. Can I update all my charges at once?
Yes. You can update multiple service charges on one screen if the charges are using the same Item code.
Go to the Demands listing screen and click Multi-update. This will bring up a separate screen on which you will need to select you relevant Landlord and Item. You can then select what it is you wish to update (e.g. Quantity or amount) and how you want to update these (e.g. increase by % or amount or update individually).
Printing & Stationery
Q. How do I include bank details on my invoices?
If using our standard template, go to Setup > Messages and enter your bank details. These details will be printed on new invoices only.
Alternatively, you can customise your template and hardcode the bank details. Go to Setup > Layouts > Customise the sales invoice and double click on the ‘Invoice.InvoiceMessage’, then select expression and enter your bank details.
Q. How do I add a logo to my sales Invoice?
The easiest way to do this is to start from our standard template, ‘SalesInvoice_Logo – template’. Go to Setup > Layouts > Select the logo template and click on ‘Customise’.
When you have loaded the template, double click on the KEYPrime logo and click Open. This will open a windows browser from where you can browse to and select your logo file by double clicking on the file or selecting it and clicking ‘Open’.
You can move the logo field around and change it’s size and once you are happy can save the template by clicking on the save button on the top left of the screen and give your template a name.
Q. Can I change my stationery layouts?
Q. Getting an error, ‘Could not determine which layout to use’ when printing?
The error will appear when you are trying to print on customised stationery which the application is unable to access. The below details should assist you in identifying the issue and resolving it. You can also download a workflow diagram from here.
Firstly, is this a network setup?
No: If you have changed computers or reformatted your machine you may have lost your layouts. If you have access to the old machine or have a backup of the old hard disk files then you can copy the layout from C:\ProgramData\Landmark\KEYPrime\Stationery and paste it onto the new machine.
Note: if you still have prime on your old machine then export the layout under Setup > Layouts and import on the new machine.
Yes: Check stationery path that is set under Setup > Preferences > Folders. In most cases this will be a shared folder on the network, make sure that the drive is active, if it has a cross on it you will need to double click on the drive first then close Prime and sign back in.
If this has not resolved the issue, check if any other user is able to print, if they are then check the stationery path and make sure all workstations are setup to look at the correct location for the stati