The Business of Property

Entrepreneurs in the world of property

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:

  • 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.
  • Changes for landlords in 2020 - every year brings new regulations to the property sector and 2020 is no different, listen to this episode to hear some of the major changes and check the show notes for details on others.
  • Other great (property) podcasts - what have Stuart and Simon been listening to recently and recommend in the podcast world, not just property related.
  • 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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Episodes

  • Episode 36: On your tenth, it's a lot easier

    August 5th, 2020  |  25 mins 10 secs

    The property chat this week starts with stamp duty holidays and wanders through Land Registry title changes and on
    to selling a couple of flats.

  • Episode 35: Property market stats

    July 29th, 2020  |  25 mins 41 secs
  • Episode 34: Getting ready to sell (and buy)

    July 22nd, 2020  |  28 mins 3 secs

    Simon and Stuart talk over Stuart's updates and recent experiences with estate agents, banks and more.

  • Episode 33: So what if it drops 20%

    July 15th, 2020  |  26 mins 59 secs

    Stuart and Simon chat about their thinking as they approach a changing property market outlook, and how they could approach it better.

  • Episode 32: Remortgages with vegeballs!

    July 8th, 2020  |  25 mins 17 secs

    Simon and Stuart would like to know what you always "accidentally" pick up when visiting IKEA? They also talk a bit about property, especially student HMOs.

  • Episode 31: Progress on 2020 goals (vs Covid-19)

    July 1st, 2020  |  27 mins 42 secs

    Stuart and Simon revisit the goals they set for 2020 and reflect on their progress, including how Covid-19 has impacted them.

  • Episode 30: Property obsessions

    June 24th, 2020  |  24 mins 33 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat about some of the recent enhancements in Simon's property software (PaTMa) before the conversation wanders onto "property porn"!

  • Episode 29: Bounce Back Loan = No Mortgage!

    June 17th, 2020  |  25 mins 45 secs

    Stuart shares his ongoing experience with the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and how it's now interacting with his latest mortgage application.

  • Episode 28: HMOs are dead!

    June 10th, 2020  |  24 mins 37 secs

    HMO's are dead! Or are they? Simon and Stuart explore the topic.

  • Episode 27: The property market as lockdown lifts

    June 3rd, 2020  |  25 mins 9 secs

    Emma once again joins Stuart and Simon to chat about the current state of the property market now that estate agents are opening up again.

  • Episode 26: It's all about rent

    May 27th, 2020  |  25 mins 53 secs

    Stuart and Simon discuss their rent receipt situations, shaky airport futures, along with the delights and risks of furlough.

  • Episode 25: Property re-opens, CBILS and BBLS

    May 20th, 2020  |  26 mins 28 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat about things getting going again in the property world along with their thoughts on CBILS and BBLS borrowing.