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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  • Episode 129: Strike v Purple Bricks: The viewing experience

    May 18th, 2022  |  31 mins 58 secs

    Simon has been out viewing houses - this week he's chatting to Stuart about the viewing process with Strike and Purple Bricks. Plus his verdict on the two properties themselves (as potential buy-to-let investments).

  • Episode 128: Why has Stuart pulled out of a 2 year sale??!

    May 11th, 2022  |  24 mins 47 secs

    Property doesn't always go smoothly and this week Stuart and Simon are chatting about a long running sale attempt, taking drastic measures and refocusing.

  • Episode 127: How are agents currently performing?

    May 4th, 2022  |  28 mins 56 secs

    The good, the bad and the ugly of recent estate agent experiences! Simon and Stuart chat about a few of their recent interactions with estate agents as they try to buy properties.

  • Episode 126: Do we care about the 18 year property cycle?

    April 27th, 2022  |  25 mins 6 secs

    Stuart and Simon are taking on the 18-year property cycle! Does it matter and how should/is it affecting their investment plans.

  • Episode 125: The 30% ROI fraudsters and rent-to-rent reality

    April 20th, 2022  |  27 mins 3 secs

    Simon and Stuart are talking about fraud and rent-to-rent this week - two things that some people have linked but are actually very distinct.

  • Episode 124: Attending an online auction

    April 13th, 2022  |  26 mins 32 secs

    Stuart has been exploring online auctions as a way to purchase his next deal. This week he chats with Simon about his most recent experience, and the properties that took him there.

  • Episode 123: Long term property returns

    April 6th, 2022  |  27 mins 45 secs

    This week is all about measuring your property returns. Stuart and Simon are chatting about the metrics they use, with a focus on ROE and ROCE.

  • Episode 122: Property headaches

    March 30th, 2022  |  26 mins 31 secs

    Simon and Stuart are talking about their recent property headaches - maintenance and mortgages are the main focus of their ranting!

  • Episode 121: Stories of an Expat

    March 23rd, 2022  |  25 mins 59 secs

    The Expat Property Guy joins Stuart and Simon for a chat about buying in Hong Kong as well as buying remotely back in the UK. Make sure you listen for the crazy raffles!

  • Episode 120: Our updates - freeholds, rents and debt recovery

    March 16th, 2022  |  26 mins 14 secs

    This week Simon and Stuart are running through some updates in their property businesses. Thinking about a share of freehold, rent increases, issuing notices and debt recovery.

  • Episode 119: Inspiration from Inspired Villages CEO

    March 9th, 2022  |  33 mins 55 secs

    Jamie joins Stuart and Simon for an inspirational introduction to a property business sector that's set to grow dramatically in coming years.

  • Episode 118: Losing £10k and a bill for £7k

    March 2nd, 2022  |  24 mins 31 secs

    Simon and Stuart's chat this week covers losing money, big utility bills, extracting equity via a remortgage and increasing rents.