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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  • Episode 59: Starting in property series - Reasons

    January 13th, 2021  |  30 mins 38 secs

    Responding to listener feedback, Simon and Stuart are starting a series of discussions about starting property investment. Initially with reasons and why this week, then covering early decisions, processes and even real potential properties.

  • Episode 58: Getting 2021 started

    January 6th, 2021  |  23 mins 30 secs

    Stuart and Simon are looking ahead to what their 2021 might hold and more specifically how they're getting it started.

  • Episode 57: News and reviewing our 2020 goals

    December 30th, 2020  |  18 mins 41 secs

    This week is a mix of news, updates and reviewing the goals Simon and Stuart set themselves for 2020.

  • Episode 56: Updates and hindsight to property topics of 2020

    December 23rd, 2020  |  41 mins 39 secs

    In a slightly longer than normal episode, Stuart and Simon look back over their topics of property conversation in 2020. Bringing new insights, updates and the benefit of hindsight into the discussion.

  • Episode 55: There's a lot going on

    December 16th, 2020  |  27 mins 28 secs

    Simon and Stuart talk about their latest property updates - there's a lot going on!

  • Episode 54: Getting (re-)started in Rent to Rent

    December 9th, 2020  |  29 mins 38 secs

    Stuart and Simon take a thorough look at recent experience of getting back into doing rent to rent deals.

  • Episode 53: What are mortgage companies doing?

    December 2nd, 2020  |  26 mins

    Simon and Stuart are back with more updates this week, with several things changing already.

  • Episode 52: A mortgage offer in your back pocket

    November 25th, 2020  |  23 mins 59 secs

    Stuart and Simon provide updates on their recent property experiences and chat about viewings, mortgages and the stamp duty holiday (again).

  • Episode 51: Pent up demand was massive

    November 18th, 2020  |  18 mins 27 secs

    Emma joins Simon and Stuart once again to chat about the world (and property market) from her view running an estate agency.

  • Episode 50: Property listing and pricing stats

    November 11th, 2020  |  26 mins 24 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat through a couple of graphs showing how the property market has behaved so far this year.

  • Episode 49: A meaningless average

    November 4th, 2020  |  23 mins 40 secs

    Stuart and Simon discuss a Covid-19 influenced viewing experience, stamp duty and the speed (or not) of completing a sale.

  • Episode 48: The market decides

    October 28th, 2020  |  35 mins 14 secs

    This week the chat is focussed around auctions, advertised property prices and agent fees; with a few updates thrown in along the way.