130 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

    What's happening with mortgages?! Plus we talk HMRC, MTD and EPC.

    What's happening with mortgages?! Plus we talk HMRC, MTD and EPC.

    Stuart and Simon are chatting about a few landlord favourites this week - tax, mortgages and EPCs!


    The chat this week includes:



    Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot.
    Making Tax Digital will make life easier in the long wrong, but chagne can be difficult.
    Mortgage issues threatening to collapse chains.
    Last minute mortgage withdrawal stories.
    Bank restrictions due to building/area exposure limits.
    Landlord EPC course from Sue Bryer.
    Key discoveries from a day talking about EPCs!
    To improve your EPC: insulate, improve the heating system, install PV (or similar).
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 23 min
    Strike v Purple Bricks: The viewing experience

    Strike v Purple Bricks: The viewing experience

    Simon has been out viewing houses - this week he's chatting to Stuart about the viewing process with Strike and Purple Bricks. Plus his verdict on the two properties themselves (as potential buy-to-let investments).


    The discussion this week includes:



    Strike.
    Purple Bricks.
    Viewings with "online" agents.
    We previously talked about the experience of arranging viewings with Strike and Purple Bricks.
    Visum.
    Property 1.
    Property 2.
    PaTMa's property research tools.
    The numbers just don't work!
    The numbers do work, but think about the risk!
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 31 min
    Why has Stuart pulled out of a 2 year sale??!

    Why has Stuart pulled out of a 2 year sale??!

    Property doesn't always go smoothly and this week Stuart and Simon are chatting about a long running sale attempt, taking drastic measures and refocusing.


    The chat this week includes:



    Pulling out of a sale.
    Reasons behind the sale.
    Back to rental.
    Visum.
    First come first served in such a hot rental market.
    Bills-inclusive at the moment?
    Being open with prospective tenants.
    The future is uncertain.
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 24 min
    How are agents currently performing?

    How are agents currently performing?

    The good, the bad and the ugly of recent estate agent experiences! Simon and Stuart chat about a few of their recent interactions with estate agents as they try to buy properties.


    The discussion this week includes:



    Estate agent experiences from a buyer perspective:


    Strike
    Purple Bricks
    Local agents

    Comparing with commercial agents.
    Market conditions for letting agents.
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 28 min
    Do we care about the 18 year property cycle?

    Do we care about the 18 year property cycle?

    Stuart and Simon are taking on the 18-year property cycle! Does it matter and how should/is it affecting their investment plans.


    The chat this week includes:



    Car parts (bear with us)!
    The need to take charge of situations.
    Fred Harrison (Not Frank, sorry Stuart mis-spoke).
    The 18-year property cycle.
    Property Hub recently talked about the 18-year cycle.
    How we view the 18-year property cycle.
    Property is (mostly) long-term.
    Digging into the rise of property prices over time.
    We can't predict the future.
    Do even need to predict the future?
    How the 18-year property cycle is affecting our investment plans.
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 25 min
    The 30% ROI fraudsters and rent-to-rent reality

    The 30% ROI fraudsters and rent-to-rent reality

    Simon and Stuart are talking about fraud and rent-to-rent this week - two things that some people have linked but are actually very distinct.


    The discussion this week includes:



    Should fraudsters be considered business people?
    More details on some of the fraud we're discussing can be found here and here.
    30% interest rates.
    Large amounts of money.
    Do due diligence!
    Paying rent late (and hampers).
    Gauranteed rent from traditional agents.
    Taking responbility with rent-to-rent.
    Business should be about solving problems.
    "I've got some hope"
    Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.


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


    This podcast is produced in association with PaTMa, the leading application for self managing landlords who want to save time and stay compliant. Easily track properties, tenancies, tenants, repairs, rent, mortgage payments and safety certificates. Get your FREE account today.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Jerry.Commercial ,

Great content

Well done guys. Some really useful and insightful property content. Great diversity of topics with something for everyone. Keep up the good work.
Jerry

NeilThompson ,

Love listening to these 2 discussing property…

Love listening to these 2 discussing property…

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.

Top Podcasts In Business

Steven Bartlett
This is Money
Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig
Wondery
Financial Times
Bloomberg

You Might Also Like

Jo Lightfoot, Matt Baker & Niall Scott
Stephanie Taylor & Nicky Taylor
Arsh Ellahi
Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
Kevin McDonnell
Simon Zutshi