About the show
The Business of Property follows the journey of two entrepreneurs working in the property world.
Stuart is a property investor with a focus on HMOs, mostly for the student market. He prefers a hands-off approach with most of his investment properties being remote.
Simon has a small portfolio of vanilla buy-to-let properties that he mostly self-manages. To make his property management easier he created Property and Tenant Manager.
Simon and Stuart, along with guests, discuss the ups and downs they're experiencing in their property businesses. Along the way they share property news, business tips and anything else that happens to crop up their weekly chats.
Popular episodes include:
- Getting started in property - the first in a mini series discussing topics to consider when starting in property investment.
- Property investment terms - great if you're just getting started in property and need some help understanding the common jargon.
- Property strategy terms - another jargon busting episode that's great if you're early in your property journey or considering changing your property strategy.
- Less property but relevant to everyone is a discussion on time management.
- Last but not least are a couple of episodes that talk about angel investing and property finance more widely.
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Episode 173: The dreaded HMO licence inspection!
March 22nd, 2023 | 26 mins
Stuart and Simon are reviewing the good, bad and entertaining feedback that Stuart recently received when renewing the HMO licence on one of his existing properties.
Episode 172: Are landlords getting away without Rent Repayment Orders?
March 15th, 2023 | 19 mins 43 secs
Simon and Stuart are debating the impacts, benefits and risks from the recent supreme court judgement on RRO liability.
Episode 171: Realities of Rent-to-Rent
March 8th, 2023 | 27 mins 6 secs
Stuart and Simon are talking about some of the realities of rent-to-rent, as Stuart is bringing new leased properties into his portfolio.
Episode 170: Why would anyone buy property this year?
March 1st, 2023 | 26 mins 21 secs
Simon and Stuart are asking the question "Why would anyone buy property this year?" based on the recent market forecast from Lloyds Bank and the latest PaTMa market data.
Episode 169: Should you buy an HMO?
February 22nd, 2023 | 30 mins 31 secs
Stuart and Simon are talking about things to consider before making the jump to HMO investing (especially if coming from a BTL background).
Episode 168: Mortgages: latest rates & updates
February 15th, 2023 | 32 mins 6 secs
We're joined by our mortgage expert to discuss the gradually stabilising mortgage market. Including our popular quick-fire round with the latest available mortgage interest rates.
Episode 167: Limited company vs Section 24
February 8th, 2023 | 24 mins 1 sec
Simon and Stuart are extending their conversation from last week around the financial effects on buy-to-let owners of changing mortgage interest rates - this time taking a look from a limited company point of view.
Episode 166: 101% tax - Section 24 in action
February 1st, 2023 | 23 mins 53 secs
Stuart and Simon are using the very real situation one of their BTL properties is in - to illustrate the dangers of rising mortgage interest rates combining with Section 24 tax.
Episode 165: Stuart confronts Simon's 2023 predictions
January 25th, 2023 | 21 mins 19 secs
Simon thinks it might be "fun" to make some property predictions for 2023 - listen in and get in touch to let us know if you agree!
Episode 164: Prices down & long time listings!
January 18th, 2023 | 25 mins 12 secs
This week is all about how the property market is starting 2023, Simon and Stuart talk about prices, time to sell, mortgages and more.
Episode 163: Is your property running as a business?
January 11th, 2023 | 25 mins 14 secs
Stuart and Simon are talking about some of the key finances in all property businesses - rents and agent fees. Plus still thinking about cash flow and how other major expenses breakdown.
Episode 162: Surviving property investment in 2023
January 4th, 2023 | 30 mins 56 secs
Starting 2023, Simon and Stuart are thinking about how to be prepared for some of the potential headwinds for landlords.