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.
February 28th, 2024 | 17 mins 43 secs
Stuart and Simon explore the financial journey of Simon's property business.
February 21st, 2024 | 33 mins 47 secs
Stuart and Simon share strategies for landlords on finding and selecting tenants for rental properties.
February 14th, 2024 | 20 mins 54 secs
Simon and Stuart discuss the significant growth of Stuart's property business over four years, focusing on revenue and strategic shifts, particularly the move into the rent-to-rent market.
Episode 219: 3% mortgage rates, rising rates and fees increasing leverage - what's happening with mortgages??!!
February 7th, 2024 | 28 mins 44 secs
In this episode of the Business of Property podcast, Stuart, Simon and Simon discuss the Bank of England's decision to maintain the base rate and the impact on the mortgage market.
January 31st, 2024 | 26 mins 22 secs
In this episode, Simon and Stuart explore the importance of aligning property strategies with personal preferences and strengths when growing a property business. Stuart shares his experience with HMOs and the necessity of adaptability, while Simon reflects on his slow, steady approach to building a property portfolio. They conclude that the best strategy is... (you'll need to listen!).
January 24th, 2024 | 31 mins 55 secs
In this episode Stuart and Simon interview Luke Blakemore. Luke shares his journey from starting with buy-to-let properties to engaging in larger development projects. He discusses the importance of using investors' money wisely, ensuring a minimum 20% return, and building a trustworthy team. Despite challenges like problematic builders and the COVID-19 lockdown, Luke and his partner have successfully grown their portfolio. The episode also covers Luke's current project involving a luxury barn conversion.
January 17th, 2024 | 20 mins 52 secs
Stuart and Simon discuss strategies for managing mortgages, as fixed rates come to an end. They emphasize the importance of tracking end dates, exploring options with current lenders or other banks, and understanding the long-term effects of fees and interest rates on mortgages.
January 10th, 2024 | 22 mins 11 secs
Stuart and Simon explore reasons for selling, such as releasing capital or divesting mismatched properties, and the financial implications, including tax considerations for personal versus company-owned properties.
January 3rd, 2024 | 36 mins 49 secs
Special guest Julia Scoville joins Simon and Stuart to talk about her approach to starting, scaling and selling her specialist HMO lettings agency.
December 27th, 2023 | 20 mins 6 secs
Stuart and Simon review their 2023 predictions on the Bank of England base rate, mortgage rates and house prices.
December 20th, 2023 | 25 mins 37 secs
Simon and Stuart discuss the practicality of using a limited company for property investments - tax, mortgages, and capital investment.
December 13th, 2023 | 36 mins 59 secs
Simon Glastonbury joins us for an episode dedicated to limited company mortgages! We discuss requirements, current rates and some common myths.