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Landlord Insider
On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

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Should You Use Spreadsheets for Property Management?

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landlord using spreadsheet on a computer

Ah, spreadsheets.

Love them or hate them, spreadsheets are surprisingly useful. Most people never truly get to grips with the many sophisticated things a spreadsheet can do, such as pivot tables, power queries, macros, and simulations. To be honest, though, unless you are the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it’s unlikely you’ll need all but the basic features.

OK, so we have established that spreadsheets are great, but how do they stack up against property management software?

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12 Top Tips for New Landlords

Frequent any landlord forum or Facebook group and you will see that some of the most commonly asked questions come from would-be landlords looking for tips or advice when starting out. It’s understandable, purchasing a buy-to-let property is often one of the biggest decisions you will make, second only to buying your own home. 

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How to Understand and Manage Void Periods

Shot of empty boxes on the floor of an empty room during a house move. The boxes have been lit with a spot so the rest of the rooom goes dark and the designer can use light type over darker areas if needed. The halo is natural and has not been achieved by the use of post production adjustments.

As all landlords will know, tenants do not stay in buy-to-let properties for ever. After a period of time most tenants will begin to consider upsizing, downsizing, buying their own property or moving for work. It is part of the natural life cycle of being a tenant or a landlord. When tenants do vacate a property, this often causes void periods – the period of time between the old tenant moving out and the new tenant moving in. 

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