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Helpful apps for the property enthusiast

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Below is an overview of the essential, the helpful and the quirky apps that will appeal to anyone who spends time surfing the web looking for a home to rent or buy or has a home to sell, lease or improve or is just idly checking out the current value of a property.

Buying and Selling

Rightmove

An essential for any house hunter this app has listings of thousands of properties which can be browsed in an intuitive way with photo galleries presented as an attractive slideshow.

Prime Location

A rival to Rightmove with very similar features and arguably a slightly superior presentation.

Zoopla

Another essential listings app presented as a fun experience.

Mouseprice

Gives unlimited access to Land Registry data, sorted by location so that you can check valuations and market trends.

Sold House Prices

The app from the Land Registry to check the last price a property sold for.

CrumbTracks

Allows homebuyers to record the pros and cons of each property during a viewing by taking photographs and then annotating the snaps to share online.

Sun Surveyor Lite

Check what times of day a property will catch the sun.

AroundMe

An at a glance list of local amenities plotted on a map.

Flood Risk

Identifies whether your chosen area is at risk of flooding and information on what to do if it does.

Cell Phone Coverage Map

Check cell phone coverage in your chosen new home

London Air

Latest air pollution levels in the Capital

Crime Map England and Wales

Uses police data to provide details per location of types of crime and when they were committed

Fix My Street

View reports of local problems such as fly tipping, graffiti, broken paving slabs etc.

Council Tax Finder

Calculate the council tax that you would pay.

Stamp Duty Calculator

Know how much stamp duty applies based on the new rules introduced in 2014

Landlords and Tenants

(The main estate agency apps (Righmove, Prime, Zoopla etc. can be used to find properties to rent or by landlords to check potential rental yields).

SpareRooms

Search for rooms and properties for rent and also for flat-mates

Rental Calculator

A useful app for landlords to calculate their potential net yields after deduction of letting fees, repair costs and insurance and mortgage costs.

Mobile Landlord

Stores details of your multiple properties (up to 5) and sends alerts for activities such as renewing the gas safety certificate

Legal 4 Landlords

Check your prospective tenant against a database of c4,000 defaulters.

Mylo

Useful for tenants to manage shared bills and track each person’s contribution.

Airbnb

List of rooms available for short term rent

Mortgage Advice

UK Mortgages

Find a mortgage broker in your area

Mortgage Repayment

Find out how much your repayments will be based on amount borrowed, length of term and interest rates

Which? Mortgage Calculator

Comprehensive information about how much lenders will lend and about their terms and fees.

iHome HD

Compare mortgages, stamp duty and other financial aspects of properties you may be considering.

Home Improvement

Move or Improve

A great app for seeing how various improvements could affect the value of your home.

Measures and Notes Lite

Annotate photos of your design ideas and share with builders or decorators so they can see exactly what you want done.

Screwfix Toolbox

Detailed estimate of how much wallpaper, paint, flooring etc. you need and how much it will cost.

MagicPlan

Accurately measure floor space and then create a floorplan

Remodelista

A sourcebook of modern, easy-living interiors listing products and suppliers

Room Planner Home Design

Realistic 3D models allow you to visualise how the rooms will look when furnished.

Home Design 3D

Draw a 2D plan of a room or floor with your finger, position furniture, choose decorations and then render your design in 3D.

Gardening Toolkit

Comprehensive encyclopedia and advice tailored to location.

MySoil

Gives detailed information about the temperature and type of soil in your garden.

Brickhunter

An app that enables you to match new bricks to existing ones

Brick Selector

View the comprehensive catalogue of bricks available from Wienerberger one of the largest producers

TrustATrader

A list of qualified traders who have been reviewed by other users

Find a Tradesman

Post the job you want doing and receive up to 3 quotes from recommended tradespeople

Design Ideas

Pinterest

Access inspirational photos on the web and pin it to your virtual mood board

Houszz Interior Design

Over 5 million high resolution photos of rooms and properties with details of products and suppliers

Homestyler Interior Design

Photo your space via the app and map furniture and décor to see how it will look

My Room Painter

From Crown Paints – take photos of the paint colour you want and the room you want to decorate and see how it looks

Cole and Son Pattern Book

2000 + wallpapers which you can search by colour, style, product number etc.

Dream Home HD

An archive of hundreds of looks (updated weekly) which showcases the latest design trends.

And Finally

Angry Buyers

Swap the flock of Angry Birds for a mortgage broker, estate agent and property lawyer, and you’ve got the idea for this property-themed game.

What have we missed? If you know of a property related App that you think should be included here please get in touch.

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  • Janis

    The Property can be good addition to Landlord/Tenant section
    http://property-app.com