About Us

About RentHQ

RentHQ was born out of another software product called RentMaster. RentMaster is a desktop based property management software system first written back in 1997.

RentHQ is a division of First Byte Solutions Ltd. The Managing Director of First Byte Solutions Ltd is Andrew Keat.

Both Andrew and Karen are experienced landlords in New Zealand, and have been since 1997.

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Andrew Keat

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Andrew Keat
Software Developer and Designer
BCom (Auckland)

Andrew is a fully qualified computer programmer. He has completed a BCom at Auckland University, majoring in Computers and IT, and also completing Accounting papers up to year 2. He is also a keen property investor, having purchased his first property in 1997, which is the same year RentMaster was born. When not work on the business or software development, Andrew is keen on motor sport.

Karen Keat

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Karen Keat
ACA PGDipBusAdmin BAcc

Karen is a qualified accountant, registered with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has spent many years working for small and medium sized businesses as the companies’ accountant, solely in charge of all accounts related issues in the company. As a property investor herself, she also has first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing other investors when it comes to rental property tax and accounting issues.

Karen also runs her owner accounting practice called Prestige Accounting.