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Tenant and Landlord Mod v3.2 << UPDATED: 11/05/2006 <<

by monique Posted 6th Jul 2006 at 1:14 AM - Updated 7th Nov 2006 at 12:13 PM by monique
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a cloned deed to function as residential deed which allows you to play tenant and landlord on residential lot. Landlord will buy the lot and the tenant will rent that lot. This object is available in buy mode misc.

JadeElliott requested this in my hacked computer's thread, page 21:
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeEliott
Monique, I am setting up an economic structure in my hood and want my sims to pay rent to a specific sim automatically. I would love to be able to schedule weekly payments to a certain sim for rent or taxes or payment for services.

Can this be done?

Thanks,

Jade


Options and Descriptions:
View = allows to view lot info, who's the owner and lot value.
Set Me the Owner = allows you to set up the active sim to be the owner of the lot.
Transfer Ownership to.../Sims = to transfer ownership to family member.
Sell This Lot ($lot value) = option is available to present owner which allows you to sell ownership to other sims who are not living on current lot. Afer you sell it "Deed" will automatically disappear and will be transported to buyer's inventory.
Buy This Lot ($lot value) = buy ownership of the lot.
Term of Payment (Weekly/Daily) = option is available to owner which allows you to set up term of payment of tenant. Weekly is every Wednesday (12:00PM) and Daily is every 12:00PM.
Rental Fee (By Percentage/By Amount) = as requested above. Amount to be paid by tenant.

Just like in my child support mod, there is also a tracking of behind payments, if the tenant is broke, the landlord will still receive of payment from "nowhere" and that amount will be charged as credit account of tenant. And on every Tuesday that amount (equal of less than 10,000) will be added to bills. And in tenant's pie menus you will see "Lot Rental fee" option, for viewing/paying of behind payments.

How to start and play tenant and landlord:
1. Buy this object in buy mode (misc) and click on "Set Me the Owner", this will set the active sim the first owner of the lot.
2. Click on this object again and choose "Sell This Lot", a menu of neighbor will appear. Choose your buyer (landlord) then the amount in specified in lot value will be deducted in buyer's family fund and will be added to your family fund and this object (residential deed) will be transported to buyer's inventory. Save and exit to neighborhood screen.
3. Play the buyer's lot (landlord), check his inventory and set up term of payment and rental fee.
4. You're done. If you are playing landlord's house you will automatically receive a rental fee from your tenant depends on your set up and if you're playing tenant's house you will automatically send rental fee to your landlord depends on landlord's set up.
5. There are two ways to sell back ownership to tenant. First is play the landlord's house and click on "sell this lot" and second is play the tenant's house and buy "Deed" object in buy mode and click on "Buy this Lot".

I know you have a lot of questions but sometimes testing will answer your questions. So, pls help me.

Have fun!


UPDATED: v1.1
- sorry I forgot to remove per hour, I used that for my testing.

UPDATED: v2.0
- Fixed Percentage error.
- Block Home Business lot. You cannot sell a lot that already started a Home Business and if someone owns your lot you cannot start a Home Business this is to avoid resetting of landlord's ownership and messing up with Home Business ownership.

UPDATED: v3.0
- Added option "Transfer Ownership to Neighbor" - allows you to transfer ownership without selling of lot.

UPDATED: v3.1
- Remove Blocking of Home Business, but still you cant sell a lot already started a Home Business.
Note: If you sell or transfer your lot to someone not living on your lot, then you started a home business, lot ownership will be transferred to someone who started a home business and when you shutdown your home business, ownership will reset to nothing (default or normal setup of the game).

UPDATED: v3.2 (Alpha)
- Recoded. If you have an existing Landlord setup, pls do a setup again and expect an "Attributes out of range" error. This is because I added Attributes to funtion as a second storage for your setup to avoid resetting of setup after saving.


NOTE: Pls do not start "Home Business" or do "Make Many..." if you're going to play Tenant and Landlord Mod.


FAQ:
Q: Everytime I set the payment plan, save it, then re-enter the Landlord's lot, it sets back to zero or it sets back to weekly.
A: Please do page#4 post#86 on tenant's house.

UNINSTALL:
1. Pls return the ownership back to tenants before removing this hack from your Downloads folder.
2. Or in case you forgot to do that, and you already removed this hack from your Downloads folder, play your tenants lot then start Home Business and Shutdown it, this will reset ownership of that lot.




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You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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MQ_Tenant_Landlord_Mod_v3.2_PETS.zip

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MQ_Tenant_Landlord_Mod_v3.2_OFB.zip

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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#2 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:18 AM
OooOooOooooooohhhhhh. I love your financial stuff - I use your hacked computer all the time. I don't know if I'd have much use for this one myself, being much more a creator than a player, but I can certainly appreciate its usefulness, and from your description, looks like it's done in a very logical way. Thanks for this!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:27 AM
looks interesting!
Instructor
#5 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:34 AM
I have a ?, when don lothario (persay) buys the lot, does he own another lot at that time? If so, what happens when he buys the other lot (70 Middle Lane)?

+this is one of the best hacks or modifications of the game i've ever seen! you are one of the best hackers (modders, w/e) i have seen to this day! i really love your work!!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:37 AM
It looks really really neat. I may try it out later after all the bugs and stuff are worked out. THANKS
Test Subject
#7 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:39 AM
Another ?..is it possible for the lanlord to live on the lot with the tenant/tenants and still be able to collect payment and do all of the other things?....By the way thank you soooooo much for this hack!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:41 AM
child supposrt mor? oooh, i wonder if theres a career for 'welfare payee' or 'dole dosser' ^^
(would do wonders for my Chav 'hood..they could all leave the house for 1 hour once a week to sign on ^^)
Test Subject
#9 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:44 AM
Quick question, does this mod override the current bill system, or is this in addition to the bills that normally come?
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 1:56 AM
OMG I love you. YOU are the BOMB lol

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Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 2:03 AM
Now this is one for the books. Monique your talent is just so amazing. This mod is going to be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 2:03 AM
this is pretty kool
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 2:43 AM
Monique,
Ok, great mod... This is defiently for the books... Although, I do have a question. Can I be the slumlord of like 20 - 30 houses (or apartments with the apartment mod) and then have the "Townies" rent the places, or do I need to be able to create the enitre people to live their.

Thank you,
Jeff

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 2:47 AM
This is awesome, I love your mods : D What happens if the person you choose as the landlord doesnt have enough money to buy the lot? and will townies also show up in the list of possible landlords?
Forum Resident
#15 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 3:30 AM
This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you very much!! I think I'll try how it works. That will surely answer some questions.
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#16 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 3:39 AM
monique, I swear, you are a genius! Thank you!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 4:28 AM
COOLEST idea EVER!!! the game definitely needed this!!! Now my sim can own the whole town...
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 4:42 AM
My first mod - downloaded!
After reading the subject I knew I had to get it. Imagine having a sim who wants to have 5 top class businesses all at once. I wonder if this will add to the number of businesses he has; and, if this does become his 5th business, will he still attain his life time want? Or, do I need MAXIS made - original businesses for it to count?
I truly hope this will count as his 5th business though, because this mod rocks. Imagine - I don't ever use mods in my game, but this is honestly tempting. Good work! You've seduced me enough.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 4:46 AM
Great, rents !!!!!!!!! thank you.

I sorry my english, i speak spanish
Field Researcher
#20 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 5:03 AM
MWAH! MWAH! MWAH! That is the sound of me kissing your feet, Monique! THANK YOU!

Now. One teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy little question. Can this be used to make payments to anyone for anything automatically? For instance I want to be able to pay the mayor of my sim city a set amount weekly for taxes. Can this mod be used to do that? If not, can you add that feature, please and pretty please?

I am so grateful you did this. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 5:12 AM
Awesome job, a bit confused, but I think I know where you are getting at, this will be great for hotels.
Test Subject
#22 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 5:13 AM
Default Totally Awesome
I really like this you have done SUPER with this
I also know this is a dream but maybe one day it work on apartments, Renting out apartments to several sims Ok I dreaming to Big Ha ha

Love it
Forum Resident
#23 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 5:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeEliott
MWAH! MWAH! MWAH! That is the sound of me kissing your feet, Monique! THANK YOU!

Now. One teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy little question. Can this be used to make payments to anyone for anything automatically? For instance I want to be able to pay the mayor of my sim city a set amount weekly for taxes. Can this mod be used to do that? If not, can you add that feature, please and pretty please?

I am so grateful you did this. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.


There used to be a feature in imPE that allowed you to set their 'pay' or pension. I used it often for old sims I created in CAS. Last time I looked ofr it it was gone. I wonder what happened to it. I digress. Point is--the function is in there somewhere. and so what you ask has to be possible.
Test Subject
#24 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 6:04 AM
Is so cool, Oh my god, congratulations... But have a bug, i'm daily payment is by hour, no by day...
Field Researcher
#25 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 6:40 AM
Okay Monique, I tried it out and it is a great start. I have some suggestions as the setup was a bit confusing for me.

Could this be set up in this manner? (If it is not too much work):

1. At Owner's house (with owner sim selected), buy deed from buy mode catalogue. Click "Buy Residential Lot". A list of all residential lots (both unoccupied and occupied) pops up, the same as the one for commercial lots.

2. Buy the lot desired. A deed will show up in Owner sim's inventory and the value of the lot is deducted from Owner/Landlord's funds.

3. If lot is occupied, then Owner can set rent amount and payment schedule. When playing the tenant's lot, the amount specified is deducted on the schedule specified. If the lot is not occupied set rent anyway, then when a family moves in, they are automatically charged the rent set up. Or set up rent when the family moves in. The family is now the tenant.

4. To stop paying rent, the family either needs to buy the lot from the owner, or move out.

***

Regarding automatic payment for other services, perhaps that could just be added to your computer? Or on this mod if it is easier.

What I love the deed aspect of this mod and it is perfect, but what I really needed is a way to automatically pay anyone in the hood for any service, like taxes, rent, cleaning, fixing of items, whatever on an automatic basis.

:-)
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