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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 (and pray you never end up in that thankless job), 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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10 Best Landlord Apps for 2019 / 20

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hand holding phone with property symbols on it

Ah, technology. Love it or loathe it, technology has revolutionised our lives in so many ways. From cute cat videos on Facebook to mobile banking, we bet most of you can’t manage without your daily smartphone fix.

It’s also pretty handy if you have a property portfolio. So, just in case you’re still managing your properties with ledgers, rent books, and Tesco carrier bags full of receipts, here are some apps you might find useful.

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A Guide to Renting Out a Property as a Holiday Let

A holiday let property

Short-term holiday lets can be an attractive option if you own a property somewhere scenic and/or popular with tourists. In fact, holiday lets can be amazingly profitable, as landlords are able to charge much higher rents for short-term lets when a property is in a highly desirable location.

But renting out a property as a holiday let has some unique differences, some of which you may not be aware of. In this guide, we are going to explore all there is to know about holiday lets, so read on before listing grandma’s derelict cottage on Airbnb.

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