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Top property apps for holiday-lets and buy-to-lets


Whether you’ve got a holiday-let, buy-to-let, or whole rental portfolio, technology could be making your letting life easier.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday home or investment property in the UK, this is probably the place to start. Get the app and get it in your pocket on the go!

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An app to help you find properties as well as to dig deeper into the area itself. With the Zoopla app, you can set up alerts when things come onto the market, and stay ahead of the competition. 

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The PrimeLocation app is another easy way to find properties, keep in touch with the shifting market, and make connections with letting agents.

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Stamp duty calculator

Buying a second (or third or fourth or more) home means an extra stamp duty surcharge. Let this stamp duty calculator do the maths for you before you decide to invest.

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Mortgage calculator

A website rather than an app, this mortgage calculator is ideal for if you need to finance your second home, holiday home or buy-to-let investment, you can use the mortgage calculator on the Money Saving Expert  website – or download an app from your App store.

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It’s all about location, location, location – especially for a holiday let. Let AroundMe Android or AroundMe iOS help you find out about local transport links, amenities, bars and other local information – including things like schools and parks.

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Rental yield calculator

This one's a website rather than an app and it's specifically for buy-to-let investors. There are various rental yield apps for iPhone and Android – they’re a quick and easy way to calculate rental yield and income by setting out all income and expenses weekly, monthly, and yearly. 

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Landlord insurance from Towergate

Landlord insurance provides cover specifically for renting properties, including loss of rent cover and property portfolios. For more information visit our dedicated landlord insurance page or call us on 0344 892 1664.

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About the author

Alison Wild Bcom Hons MAAT MATT Taxation Technician Commercial Tax Pensions Insurance And Marketing Specialist AuthorAlison Wild BCom (Hons), MAAT, MATT, Taxation Technician is a highly respected industry professional who has been working with and advising SMEs in areas including tax, pensions, insurance and marketing for over 25 years. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and also has 20 years' experience as a residential landlord.