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 40: Leasehold pains (vs freehold)

    September 2nd, 2020  |  26 mins 39 secs

    Which should you buy - leasehold or freehold? Simon and Stuart discuss their experiences and evolving thinking on this important property decision.

  • Episode 39: Don't lose sleep about it

    August 26th, 2020  |  28 mins 38 secs

    Updates and chat from Stuart and Simon; talking about title changes, selling and dealing with cladding on flats.

  • Episode 38: First R2R (rent-to-rent)

    August 19th, 2020  |  27 mins 55 secs

    Simon opens with his "extensive" updates before Stuart and Simon chat a little about title splitting and lots about rent-to-rent.

  • Episode 37: HMO refurb deep dive

    August 12th, 2020  |  31 mins 7 secs

    This week is a deep dive into Stuart's current HMO refurbishment project.

  • 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.