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 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.

  • Episode 24: What can we do in lockdown

    May 13th, 2020  |  24 mins 26 secs

    Stuart and Simon set out to chat about some positive actions that can be taken to improve your property business during lockdown and end up talking about the power of multiplication.

  • Episode 23: A lot has changed!

    May 6th, 2020  |  25 mins 53 secs

    In this update episode, Stuart and Simon chat about what's been changing in their property businesses in recent weeks.

  • Episode 22: Our stories, part 2

    April 29th, 2020  |  25 mins 41 secs

    The second, and final, part of Simon and Stuart's property back-story, continuing their "how" from part 1.

  • Episode 21: Our stories, part 1

    April 22nd, 2020  |  27 mins 16 secs

    The first part of Stuart and Simon's property back-story, starting with "Why?".

  • Episode 20: Property financing during lockdown

    April 15th, 2020  |  29 mins 8 secs

    Stuart and Simon are joined by mortgage expert Lee to discuss more of the impacts of COVID-19 on the property world, this time with a focus around financing and mortgages.

  • Episode 19: Customer service first in estate agency

    April 8th, 2020  |  27 mins 16 secs

    Emma returns to join Simon and Stuart, chatting about why and how she got started in her property business.

  • Episode 18: Keep moving forwards

    April 1st, 2020  |  24 mins 27 secs

    Simon and Stuart are settling into the new lock-down normal, struggling to keep track of the days, but otherwise still moving forwards with their property businesses.

  • Episode 17: A new property landscape

    March 25th, 2020  |  19 mins 44 secs

    Stuart and Simon chat about updates in their property businesses, especially in light of the rapidly and drastically changing world we currently live in!