Top apps for landlords

25 Jun 2014

 

Whether you have one property or an extensive portfolio, keeping track of everything that’s going on can be a time consuming activity. So we’ve put together a list of helpful mobile apps which are easily accessible and designed to make your life as a landlord a whole lot easier.

 

The Landlord app

This is a great little app for those who have a few properties to oversee and want a fast and easy way to manage them. The app allows you to track rent payments from all of your tenants, send out bulk emails or texts for invoices to tenants, as well as a whole host of other features. What’s more, there’s no limit on the number of properties you can add to the app.

 

Inventory Pro

This app enables you to generate a quick and easy PDF report on the condition of a property. You can take internal and external pictures of the property and add text descriptions. This allows prospective tenants to gain a comprehensive understanding of a property, at no additional cost to you. While the app is free to use, you’ll have to pay £4.99 per property, per tenancy lifecycle to generate a PDF report.

 

Rightmove

While not exclusively for landlords, Rightmove’s app allows users to search over a million properties in the UK. Like some of the other options in this area, this app enables users to view floor plans of potential properties, as well as viewing them on a map. It even contains some useful links to estate agents. This is an ideal app to have if you’re looking to put one of your rental properties on the market, or are looking to acquire a new property to add to your portfolio.

 

DIY Landlord

Built by landlords, for landlords, this DIY app’s main selling point is that it allows users to keep track of all their current rented properties. The app is very easy to use as the main dashboard provides an overview of all the key financial information relating to your properties, such as cash flow and rental payments, as well as which tenants are due to pay rent and which are overdue.

 

Property inspector

This app simplifies the process of collating property inspections by storing them all on your phone. It also allows you create templates for future inspections which you can update as you walk around a property. What’s more, the app also has a microphone feature which means you can simply talk to your phone and the app will update the inspection accordingly. You can also attach images to accompany your inspection, which can then be used for emails.

Patrick Taylor

Written by: Patrick Taylor an Endsleigh colleague.