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 183: Reasons to persevere in property!

    May 31st, 2023  |  18 mins 14 secs

    Simon and Stuart are sharing their top reasons to persevere with property investment with an impressive real-life leverage and inflation case study.

  • Episode 182: Mortgage rates and updates with our resident broker

    May 24th, 2023  |  32 mins 53 secs

    We're joined again by our mortgage expert to discuss the latest base rate increase and the latest updates in the mortgage market. Including our popular update on the latest available mortgage interest rates.

  • Episode 181: Should you invest in student HMOs?

    May 17th, 2023  |  23 mins 37 secs

    Simon and Stuart are discussing pros and cons of student HMOs, specifically Stuart's past and current experiences.

  • Episode 180: Is Simon happy with his new property investment?

    May 10th, 2023  |  30 mins 2 secs

    Stuart and Simon explore the real numbers before, during and after Simon's latest property investment.

  • Episode 179: The Three-Year Property Flip!!

    May 3rd, 2023  |  26 mins 53 secs

    Simon and Stuart discuss a particular property that Stuart has, accidentally, been working on for over three years.

  • Episode 178: Have interest rates broken BTL?!

    April 26th, 2023  |  20 mins 48 secs

    Stuart and Simon discuss whether buy-to-let investment is currently broken (or not).

  • Episode 177: Avoiding voids and landlords selling up

    April 19th, 2023  |  24 mins 33 secs

    Simon and Stuart chat about Simon's recent experience (and process) renting a 2-bed house in the South East. Plus, what's the average rental void at the moment and why are so many landlords selling up?

  • Episode 176: Property problems

    April 12th, 2023  |  22 mins 35 secs

    Stuart and Simon discuss the reality of running property businesses and the problems they face. From a slightly alarming market rent report to an even more alarming utility bill.

  • Episode 175: Biggest price drop since 2009?!

    April 5th, 2023  |  21 mins 37 secs

    Simon and Stuart discuss the recent news story about the biggest annual fall in house prices since 2009, is it the start of a crash? They also discuss the wider state of the property market, the impact of inflation on renters, and considerations for investors.

  • Episode 174: Affordability and tenant selection: 80% on rent?!

    March 29th, 2023  |  19 mins 39 secs

    Stuart and Simon discuss the reality of running property businesses. Simon shares his experience of putting his property on the market and the response he's received from potential tenants. They discuss the affordability of rent, talk about the shortage of rental properties, and the drop in new rental property listings.

  • Episode 173: The dreaded HMO licence inspection!

    March 22nd, 2023  |  26 mins

    Stuart and Simon are reviewing the good, bad and entertaining feedback that Stuart recently received when renewing the HMO licence on one of his existing properties.

  • Episode 172: Are landlords getting away without Rent Repayment Orders?

    March 15th, 2023  |  19 mins 43 secs

    Simon and Stuart are debating the impacts, benefits and risks from the recent supreme court judgement on RRO liability.