72 episodes

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 (https://www.patma.co.uk/).
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:
Getting started in property (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/59) - the first in a mini series discussing topics to consider when starting in property investment.
Property investment terms (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/12) - great if you're just getting started in property and need some help understanding the common jargon.
Property strategy terms (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/13) - another jargon busting episode that's great if you're early in your property journey or considering changing your property strategy.
Less property but relevant to everyone is a discussion on time management (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/10).
Last but not least are a couple of episodes that talk about angel investing (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/14) and property finance (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/15) more widely.

The Business of Property The Business of Property

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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 (https://www.patma.co.uk/).
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:
Getting started in property (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/59) - the first in a mini series discussing topics to consider when starting in property investment.
Property investment terms (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/12) - great if you're just getting started in property and need some help understanding the common jargon.
Property strategy terms (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/13) - another jargon busting episode that's great if you're early in your property journey or considering changing your property strategy.
Less property but relevant to everyone is a discussion on time management (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/10).
Last but not least are a couple of episodes that talk about angel investing (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/14) and property finance (https://www.thebusinessofproperty.com/15) more widely.

    Going up! Then what?

    Going up! Then what?

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


    The discussion this week included:



    UK residential transactions in February 2021 is 147,050, 48.5% higher than February 2020.
    Pressure from the stamp duty holiday vs real market demand.
    Pandemic effects on the property market.
    What might the property market look like over the next year.
    Over 9 million Rightmove visits in a day.
    How long will the current level of demand last?
    Lots of local variation in the property market.
    ROI.
    Timing the market for your re-mortgage.
    Zombie mortgages.
    Look out for standard variable rate!
    Recycling investment cash.
    Valuation flukes.


    Please leave us a rating and review if you're enjoying the show.

    • 34 min
    Tenant demand and witnessed e-signatures

    Tenant demand and witnessed e-signatures

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


    The chat this week includes:



    A lack of tenants.
    Choosing your channel to match your market.
    13 of 15 new rooms filled.
    Beating the HMO oversupply around Gatwick.
    OpenRent and Visum.
    Crazy single-let demand - nearly 30 enquiries in a week.
    Perhaps not actually looking for a short term let.
    Making the most of auto-responses and pre-screening on Visum and OpenRent - but beware!
    PaTMa.
    DocuSign's witnessed service - some more details available here.


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    • 29 min
    Enjoy your new home without delay

    Enjoy your new home without delay

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


    The discussion this week included:



    Looking for a new investment property.
    Taking advantage of an empty house for a Covid-safe viewing.
    PaTMa property price monitoring.
    "enjoy your new home without delay".
    Teardown from viewing a property.
    Putting in a low offer.
    Repair work can't be leveraged by an initial mortgage.
    ROI effects from repair work investment.
    The advantage of home owners living through repairs.


    Please get in touch with your recent viewing experiences.

    • 22 min
    Holiday let gone wrong!

    Holiday let gone wrong!

    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.


    The chat this week includes:



    Holiday let gone wrong!
    Why people want short term lets.
    Open communication.
    Trusting people.
    Council support, or lack of, for evictions.
    Conflicting council incentives.
    Wasted public costs and emotional turmoil.
    Mitigating risk as the start of a tenancy.


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    • 26 min
    Stamp duty holiday extension effects

    Stamp duty holiday extension effects

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


    Sorry for the lower than normal sound quality.


    The discussion this week included:



    Changing plans from the stamp duty holiday extension.
    House builders hedging their bets.
    Visiting your new (pre-)build.
    Seeing the "insides".
    A troublesome new-build completion tale.
    Short notice to completion.
    What are your experiences and effects from the stamp duty holiday? Let us know


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    • 25 min
    Selling four properties

    Selling four properties

    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.


    The chat this week includes:



    Selling a fully tenanted HMO.
    Releasing equity to reduce finance burdens.
    Comparing single dwelling value to fully licensed HMO.
    Reconfiguring back to a single dwelling.
    Children cooking!
    Influence of the street/location on property uses.
    Offers without viewing.
    Investing on numbers alone.
    Reducing revenue to increase business profit percentage.
    Trying to solve EWS1 problems.
    Offers accepted.


    Please leave us a rating and review if you're enjoying the show.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Stephanie Jane Taylor ,

Exceptionally good

What I love is that Stuart and Simon go into so much detail about how property investment works and their real life experiences across a range of strategy. It’s intelligent, insightful and entertaining. It’s great seeing their portfolios grow in real time and Stuart’s foray into rent to rent alongside their purchasing strategies.

arecknell ,

Easy listening informative chat about property

As someone thinking about acquiring a buy-to-let property I found this podcast helpful but not dull! It’s always good to get an honest view about issues you might face along the way such as dealing with banks and exorbitant service charges. A good way to educate yourself and be entertained at the same time 👍 #property #buy-to-let

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