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 78: How many viewings in two weeks?

    May 26th, 2021  |  26 mins 22 secs

    Join Stuart and Simon for another updates episode - chatting about the latest ups, downs and changes in their property businesses.

  • Episode 77: Spreadsheeting investment scenarios

    May 19th, 2021  |  23 mins 28 secs

    Simon and Stuart have made a property investment spreadsheet! Follow the link in the notes to have a look. Then listen for a full walk through and analysis of the investment scenarios.

  • Episode 76: Unexpected property strategy

    May 12th, 2021  |  37 mins 7 secs

    Simon and Stuart start with a chat about a flat they've seen before and what someone else's strategy might be for it. They also discuss what's involved in self managing a tenant change and some property maintenance - including the actual amount of money and time - plus how it could be improved.

  • Episode 75: Applying significant desire

    May 5th, 2021  |  22 mins 28 secs

    Stuart and Simon cover some recent updates in their property businesses - from renting rooms to issues selling properties and the cost of an EWS1 survey.

  • Episode 74: As optimistic as reality

    April 28th, 2021  |  26 mins 35 secs

    Simon and Stuart respond to a request for their thoughts on the next 5 years in the property market - along with reviewing recent price index reports.

  • Episode 73: Realities of property investing

    April 21st, 2021  |  34 mins 8 secs

    Stuart and Simon provide updates on their recent property business experiences. They chat about property maintenance, tradespeople, and knowing your market.

  • Episode 72: Going up! Then what?

    April 14th, 2021  |  34 mins 55 secs

    Simon and Stuart talk about recent news of some unusually high numbers in the property market.

  • Episode 71: Tenant demand and witnessed e-signatures

    April 7th, 2021  |  29 mins 52 secs

    Stuart and Simon chat about their varied experiences with recent tenant demand for rooms and properties they've let.

  • Episode 70: Enjoy your new home without delay

    March 31st, 2021  |  22 mins 34 secs

    This week Simon and Stuart talk through a recent viewing experience, putting in a low offer, and how basic repairs can disproportionately affect ROI.

  • Episode 69: Holiday let gone wrong!

    March 24th, 2021  |  26 mins 48 secs

    Stuart and Simon start out this week with a tale about a holiday let that isn't going as planned. This leads the conversation to a past story about council involvement.

  • Episode 68: Stamp duty holiday extension effects

    March 17th, 2021  |  25 mins

    Simon and Stuart discuss what the stamp duty holiday extension means for them and end up telling a tale of new-build woe.

  • Episode 67: Selling four properties

    March 10th, 2021  |  24 mins 21 secs

    This week Stuart and Simon talk about the four properties that Stuart currently has on the market, in various stages of the selling process. Including one property that's a fully tenanted HMO.