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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 86: How to replace your salary with buy-to-let

    July 21st, 2021  |  25 mins 32 secs

    Stuart and Simon turn their salary replacement analysis to property investment with a buy-to-let strategy. What would it take to build a BTL portfolio that provides enough income to replace the average UK salary? Listen to find out!

  • Episode 85: House price indexes and free employees!

    July 14th, 2021  |  30 mins 1 sec

    This week Simon and Stuart are talking about two recent house price index reports and what they show about the property market at the moment. Plus a discussion on the government Kickstart Scheme and the process for your property business to benefit from it.

  • Episode 84: Planning, sourcing, development and more with Imran Lokhon

    July 7th, 2021  |  39 mins 39 secs

    Stuart and Simon chat to Imran Lokhon about the planning permission process and other property business topics including sourcing, development and building property teams.

  • Episode 83: Stamp duty changes and exploring Airbnb

    June 30th, 2021  |  27 mins 22 secs

    Simon and Stuart talk about the ending (or changing) stamp duty holiday and what it might mean for the property market. Stuart also chats about his experiences trying out short lets via Airbnb.

  • Episode 82: How to replace your salary with HMOs

    June 23rd, 2021  |  37 mins 24 secs

    This week it's HMO property investment that Stuart and Simon look at for their salary replacement analysis. What would it take to build an HMO portfolio that provides enough income to replace the average UK salary? Listen to find out!

  • Episode 81: Rent Repayment Orders and eviction changes

    June 16th, 2021  |  24 mins 16 secs

    Simon and Stuart are covering a couple of pieces of property news this week. They introduce Rent Repayment Orders and chat about an article covering recent court cases; then talk about the latest changes to Section 21 based evictions.

  • Episode 80: How to replace your salary with Rent-to-Rent (R2R)

    June 9th, 2021  |  24 mins 14 secs

    Stuart and Simon take a realistic look at the numbers involved in creating a rent-to-rent (R2R) property portfolio designed to replace your salary. They answer questions such as "What capital do you need?" and "How long will it take?".

  • Episode 79: Property vs cryptocurrency investing

    June 2nd, 2021  |  22 mins 42 secs

    Listen in this week for (yet more) chat about flats in Redhill and investments outside property, including an adventure in cryptocurrency investment!

  • Episode 78: How many viewings in two weeks?

    May 26th, 2021  |  26 mins 22 secs

    Join Stuart and Simon for another updates episode - chatting about the latest ups, downs and changes in their property businesses.

  • Episode 77: Spreadsheeting investment scenarios

    May 19th, 2021  |  23 mins 28 secs

    Simon and Stuart have made a property investment spreadsheet! Follow the link in the notes to have a look. Then listen for a full walk through and analysis of the investment scenarios.

  • Episode 76: Unexpected property strategy

    May 12th, 2021  |  37 mins 7 secs

    Simon and Stuart start with a chat about a flat they've seen before and what someone else's strategy might be for it. They also discuss what's involved in self managing a tenant change and some property maintenance - including the actual amount of money and time - plus how it could be improved.

  • Episode 75: Applying significant desire

    May 5th, 2021  |  22 mins 28 secs

    Stuart and Simon cover some recent updates in their property businesses - from renting rooms to issues selling properties and the cost of an EWS1 survey.