Being a landlord is hard work, but nowadays there are a range of apps that simplify and streamline the job. Here’s our pick of the best.

Apps that organise your landlord business

Landlordy

Landlordy markets itself the mobile companion for private landlords. It will help you track rent payments, manage expenses and keep up with appliance safety regulations, including storing documents and sending you reminders. Instantly create financial reports which can be shared with your accountant keeping your finances up to date.

Platform: iOS

Cost: Free with limited features – one-time in-app purchase to upgrade to mini, plus or pro

Landlord Studio

Landlord Studio was launched in 2016 by founder and landlord Charles Chan, who was looking around for software to manage his properties. It comprises desktop and mobile software targeted at landlords with over 4 units. The app provides a handy, intuitive dashboard allowing you to track income and expenses for every unit and calculate rental yield. You can create reports to make your life easier at tax time, store documents, invoice tenants, send messages and set reminders for tasks such as updating your gas safety certificate.

Landlord Studio is the new version of Landlord Property Buddy.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: 30 day free trial – see Landlord Studio website for subscription pricing.

property-management-mobile-Landlord Vision

Landlord Vision is a property management and accounting tool that helps residential landlords stay organised. This app has full accounting capabilities as well as legal documents, automatic notifications and reminders and document storage.

Platform: iOS and Android

Price: 14 day free trial – see Landlord Vision website for subscription costs.

Rentr

Rentr gives private landlords the tools they need to manage their properties easily and efficiently, from one place. You can communicate with your tenants, market your properties, sign tenancy agreements, and track rent payments and maintenance requests live all from the app.

From within the Rentr app, Landlords can generate a new Short Term Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreement, taking away one of the more tedious jobs on your to-do list.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

app-for-landlords-and-tenanDIY Landlord

DIY Landlord was created by landlords, for landlords. Its dashboard allows landlords to keep track of key financial information including cash flow, upcoming payments and late rent payments. The app is US centric but worth a try.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Free – with in-app purchases

Kaptur Inventory Pro

If you are a landlord suffering with the headache of rental inventories then Kaptur could be the app for you. It offers an efficient way to collect, prepare, report and manage inventory information. Take it with you when you carry out a property inventory. Take unlimited photos and store them in the cloud. The app includes an editing suite, custom reports, job lists, dictation recording, and signature capture.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Different pricing tiers available, including pay-as-you-go and a fixed monthly fee.

Apps to help with maintenance

rental-apps-for-landlordsCheck-a-trade

Finding reliable tradespeople to carry out repairs and maintenance can be a real headache. The check-a-trade app and website will help you find an available tradesperson in the locality and see reviews from other clients.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

Trust-a-trader

Another on-line directory for tradespeople in your local area. They have all been rated and reviewed so you can be sure that you’re getting a high quality service.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

FixFlo

For landlords with large portfolios this app will help you streamline your property maintenance. The app offers tenants tips on fixing simple problems themselves. For more complex problems tenants can report issues via the app, including uploading pictures. FixFlo can also be used to instruct your contractors and provide them with a report of the issue. The app also automated getting approval from occupiers for access to the property ensuring that you are fully compliant with landlord regulations.

Platform: iOS and Android

Cost: Monthly subscription – see FixFlo website for costs.