About MVRentweb

MVRentweb

MVRentweb is a Management system that helps manage rent in the metaverse from the web. The system can be used on anywhere in-world: on Mainland or Islands, to rent or sell parcels, manage prims for mall space and store fronts, or just manage time given for your services. MVRentweb is a database that keeps track of your leases for your renters whether you are renting out parcels, prims or other goods or services. Leases can be created through your in-world advertisements(sensors) or directly through the website.

The system sends out plenty of automatic warnings that leases will expire, allows bulk IM's in-world to be sent to your renters, provides a way to automatically advertise your in-world advertisements on the web and much more. Maintenance is minimal compared to other systems. You can batch edit multiple leases, parcels or sensors. Save on prims as Rental Boxes do not need to stay in-world once lease is set up. Future Payments from all your renters can be made to you through one terminal.

Parcels are only a model of the actual parcels in the metaverse and do not update or change the "About Land" settings. Prim Allotment Advertisements can be paid multiple times by different avatars to create different prim allotment leases.

MVRentweb is Free to Join and is supported through a 3% fee on Rentweb Terminal payments ONLY. There is NO fee for the initial payment of the tenant through the Sensors (Rental boxes).

Getting Started

Create an Account

Before you can begin using the Rentweb system, you will need to create an account. Visit the account creation terminal in-world at Vicina <93,132,31>. Touch the Sign-up terminal and you will be given the option to create an account or reset the password on an existing account. If you ever lose the password to your account you can reset it at the Sign-up terminal to regain access. Since you want to create a new account, choose that option. The terminal will assign you a user name and password. Your user name will be your in-world first and last names joined with an underscore and is Case-Sensitive. Your user name and password will be given to you in both a dialog box and in your chat history so you can cut and paste them into the MVRentweb site to login. After you login, you can change your MVRentweb password at anytime using the link under my account.

While you are visiting the account creation terminal, you should pickup the box labeled MVRentweb tools. This box contains all the objects you need to begin using the system.

Setup your MVRentweb Tools

Now that you have created your account and picked up your box of rentweb tools, you will need to set out your Rentweb terminal and notifiers so that your renters will be able to pay their rent and receive warnings and expiration notices.

Setup your MVRentweb Terminal

Begin by setting up a portion of land as a lobby or office where your terminal can be located. Pull a copy of the terminal out of the toolbox and place it in the area you have prepared. The provided terminal has an extremely basic build at this point. You can design your own distinctive terminal object and place all the scripts from the provided terminal inside, if you wish. You may also place out multiple terminals at various locations as a convenience to your renters, if you so desire.

Setup your Notifiers

Next, you need to rez the three notifier objects and the IM dispatch object. These can be placed anywhere in-world and you should rez only one copy of each. These objects exist to provide the system with the ability to send out notifications to your renters. Each landowner using the MVRentweb system needs to rez their own copies of the objects so that when their renters receive notices, it will be coming from an object owned by their landlord.

After placing out the notifiers, you can place a notecard into the inventory of each one to be delivered whenever a notification of certain a type is sent out. For example, the 'new lease' notifier sends out a thank-you to the renter shortly after a parcel is newly leased. You might want to include a notecard welcoming your new renter and explaining your specific policies or other info. Similar notecards can be placed in the contents of the warning and expired notifiers to be delivered with those notification.

The notifiers and IM dispatcher can now be activated. Touch each object in turn and select 'On' from the dialog box. The notifiers will then begin to periodically check for notifications to be delivered. And the IM dispatcher will be ready to deliver any IMs you create from the MVRentweb website.

Setting Up on the Website

My Account

Set your Default Lease Parameters

If you visit the My Account page on the MVRentweb Website, you can enter default values for when new leases and parcels are added to the system. The parameters that you can adjust are:

Creating, Editing and Deleting Rate Brackets

The My Account page also includes a section for creating, editing and deleting rate brackets, which provide rental rates that vary depending on the size of the parcel. For example if you want to implement a tier system, you would create a rate bracket for all your tier levels.

Adding Affiliates

You may have others set up your sensors to advertise. To add an Affiliate the desired agent is must be available in the ad search. If they are not available in the ad search, they must visit the account creation terminal in-world at Vicina <93,132,31> to register with the system.

Final Set-Up In-World

Prepare your Land to Rent

After you have subdivided your land and placed out any objects (houses and such) that you wish to rent along with the land, you can add the parcels to the MVRentweb system and set the land for rent.

To add a parcel to the system for the first time, place a Sensor object from your rentweb tool box on the land you're preparing to rent. The sensor will enter the parcel into the database and wait for the parcel to rent. When the parcel is rented, the sensor will communicate with the database and enter a lease record for you. There are different types of configuration of the sensor that determine the way in which a lease will be created:

When a sensor is rezzed on a parcel, it will prompt you with the choice of adding the parcel to the database as a new entry or associating with an existing parcel entry. When initially offering a parcel for rent, you would choose to create a new entry. You will then be prompted to choose which rental rate bracket category (if you have defined any) to use in computing the rental rate.

After adding an entry for the parcel to the database, the landowner mode sensor will compute the amount of rent to charge for the initial rental period. This computation is based on the parcel area, default increment and rental rate values you specified. You will be prompted to set the parcel for sale for the computed amount. The sensor will then begin waiting for the parcel to rent. If you change the settings for the parcel using the web interface, you will have to manually change the land sale price to match any change in the initial rent amount.

The payment mode sensor, on the other hand, computes the initial rent amount and requires that potential renters pay that amount. Changing the parcel settings in the database will automatically update the amount of rent that the sensor charges to create the lease.

Maintenance for your Database

Attend to Parcels Bought for Group

When using the landowner change sensor, there is one complication that can arise. If when the parcel is purchased the renter-to-be selects 'purchase for group' in the in-world 'land purchase' dialog, then the sensor will receive the group UUID as the renter rather than the avatar's UUID. This will appear on the MVRentweb leases page as a lease with a UUID key under the renter column that never resolves into an avatar name.

Since scripts cannot send IMs to groups, the system needs the correct avatar key to send notifications or receive payment. To correct this problem, visit the parcel that was rented and use the 'about land' information to determine the officers of the group that is renting the land. When you have located the avatar who is to be responsible for the lease, you should give them a copy of the 'Rentweb Agent Registration Device' from your toolbox. When they rez and touch the box, they will become known to the MVRentweb database. Then, you can select the proper avatar as the renter on the lease edit page.

Manage your Land Database via MVRentweb Website

The MVRentweb Website allows you to handle many of your land management task through a information rich web interface. You can quickly see which of your parcels are rented, the amount of time remaining on various leases and which leases are expired. You can update and manage your land information database from any Internet connected computer. The MVRentweb website is organized into several different sections represented by the drop-down menu at the top of the page:

Advertise your Parcels.

Advertise your Parcels for Rent by giving out the URL's on MVRentweb site that lead to your rentals. If the URL contains the location then AV's can TP directly to your rental and begin the rental process.

Receive Payments

After the initial rental period (payed for through the parcel sell or payment sensor), renters will add time to their lease by paying the rentweb terminal. Since the terminal is owned by you, the landowner, the payment goes directly to your L$ account. Renters can also use the terminal to view the amount of time remaining on their lease at the rentweb terminal. The terminal will suggest the renter pay an amount sufficient to obtain their default increment of time. The terminal also allows the renter to make any size payment and adds a proportionate amount of time to the expiration date.

The terminal allows for the renter to set up other avatars to be able to pay the lease. To have the renter set up alternate payers to the lease , Show them the Payment Terminal Instructions given in the Rentweb Tools Box you recieved.

The terminal requires debit permission so that it can automatically deduct the 3% fee on payments.

You may also manually add and remove time manually through the adjust time link found on the 'edit lease' page for any lease. Time may be increased in days, weeks or lindens.

Terminate Leases and Preparing to Rent Again

When it comes time to terminate a lease, due to the renter deciding to leave or failing to pay rent, you can simply delete the corresponding lease entry from the database. You will have the option of deleting the associated parcels. If you choose to delete the parcels, they can be added back into the database when you place out sensors to re-rent the land. If you elect to leave the parcel entries in the database, they will appear under the Without Sensors page. When placing out sensors you can then choose to associate the sensors with the existing parcel entries by selecting 'Select' when creating the Sensor. This can be useful if you have made special settings to some parcel entries.