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 106: House building and non-traditional exchanges

    December 8th, 2021  |  24 mins 57 secs

    This week is a varied chat with Stuart and Simon exploring some house building stats, then discussing a fairly unusual proposal when selling a flat.

  • Episode 105: Our alternative investments plus angel investment walkthrough

    December 1st, 2021  |  24 mins 54 secs

    This week Simon and Stuart are chatting about their alternative (non-property) investments. Although a little property investment might be covered too!

  • Episode 104: To fix, or not to fix?

    November 24th, 2021  |  27 mins 20 secs

    Stuart and Simon are talking mortgages - with a real life scenario and three mortgage options on the table, what do you need to consider to make a choice?

  • Episode 103: Open Banking and the death of spreadsheets

    November 17th, 2021  |  21 mins 37 secs

    Simon and Stuart explore what Open Banking is and how it can help landlords, including looking into the future of Making Tax Digital.

  • Episode 102: Cash (flow) is king

    November 10th, 2021  |  24 mins 42 secs

    Stuart and Simon are talking cash flow and explaining how they manage (or not) cash flow in their own businesses. Hear why they've chosen different approaches for their own situations and some mistakes you can learn from.

  • Episode 101: Our autumn budget review (for landlords)

    November 3rd, 2021  |  21 mins 24 secs

    Simon and Stuart take a look at the recent budget from a property point of view and discuss some of the topics raised from that.

  • Episode 100: Property is always on our mind

    October 27th, 2021  |  25 mins 51 secs

    Stuart returns for a chat with Simon about the latest property transaction figures (covering September), approaches to a hot property market and the importance of having a plan B.

  • Episode 99: Student demand increasing 40% by 2025

    October 20th, 2021  |  24 mins 11 secs

    Pam and Tania join Simon for a chat about their in-person property meetup in Crawley. They chat about their recent speaker, Gill Fielding, and the current state of the property market.

  • Episode 98: What we're saving is the planet, not our pocket

    October 13th, 2021  |  29 mins 34 secs

    Simon is joined by Pam and Tania to talk property energy improvements, coping with rising energy costs and how landlords should approach saving the planet.

  • Episode 97: Pricing and costs

    October 6th, 2021  |  27 mins 44 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat about rents, pricing and how increasing energy costs will impact landlords.

  • Episode 96: It's all about mindset

    September 29th, 2021  |  21 mins 45 secs

    Stuart and Simon are talking about two important changes for property people on 1st October.

  • Episode 95: Deposit eating inflation

    September 22nd, 2021  |  26 mins 53 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat about the current property market, looking at stocks and shares investment for parking deposit funds, and what to do following an awkward tenant departure.