233 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.

    Transforming Blocks of Flats into Profitable Assets

    Transforming Blocks of Flats into Profitable Assets

    In the latest episode of the Business of Property podcast, host Simon welcomes Ami and Rita, co-owners of a property business specializing in blocks of apartments in the South East.


    They discuss their successful strategy of buying, refurbishing, refinancing, and holding properties, aiming to pull out all invested money with each project. The duo shared insights into a recent project involving a block of flats, detailing the challenges and strategies of managing refurbishments, tenant issues, and the financial aspects of property investment. Their hands-on experience and dedication to strategic growth offer valuable lessons for fellow property investors and landlords. For more insights, listeners can connect with Amy and Rita through their Facebook page, Your Property Family.


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    Ami and Rita - Your Property Family.
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    Special Guest: Ami and Rita.

    • 37 min
    Making Ugly Ducklings Fly Off the Market

    Making Ugly Ducklings Fly Off the Market

    In this insightful episode, Simon welcomes Annette Gardner, a seasoned property presenter and stager, to the Business of Property podcast. Annette delves into the nuances of property staging, sharing her valuable experience in transforming homes to captivate potential buyers or tenants.


    She highlights the significance of neutral decor and strategic touches to foster a welcoming environment. Annette's approach to sourcing furniture and decor is both eco-conscious and charitable, as she opts for upcycled and second-hand items. She recounts a poignant story of assisting a grieving son in Horsham, resulting in a swift sale and a substantial increase over the probate value. Annette's expertise not only aids in quick sales but also supports clients through emotional transitions, proving that staging is an integral part of property marketing.


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    Annette Gardner from Hepburn at Home.
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    Special Guest: Annette Gardner.

    • 30 min
    How do you evaluate a property?

    How do you evaluate a property?

    In the latest episode of the Business of Property podcast, host Simon delves into his process for evaluating properties from his desktop. He shares valuable insights on assessing floor plans, scrutinizing photos, and the benefits of virtual tours for a better grasp of a property's layout and condition. Simon also discusses using Google Street View and Maps to understand the property's surroundings and highlights the importance of reviewing the Energy Performance Certificate for rental compliance and improvement potential. He concludes by mentioning financial evaluation tools, such as the free buy-to-let profit calculator available from PaTMa.


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    Floor plans
    Photos
    (Virtual tour)
    PaTMa combined Google Streetview and Google Maps tool
    Costs ballpark (photos, again)
    EPC
    Start financial forecasts in PaTMa Prospector


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    PaTMa browser extension.
    Free buy-to-let profit calculator.
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    • 21 min
    Infinite ROI from the start, with Stuart French

    Infinite ROI from the start, with Stuart French

    In the latest episode of the Business of Property podcast, host Simon is joined by Stuart French, co-owner of Pineapple Group. Stuart imparts his expertise on navigating the myriad of challenges in the property investment landscape, from tax hurdles to financial planning and property management.


    Stuart's journey in property investment is nothing short of inspiring. Imagine achieving an infinite return on your first property investment! That's exactly what Stuart did with a property he bought for £130,000 and, after some extensive renovations, refinanced for £210,000. His background as a structural engineer, coupled with a keen eye for potential, led him to the Medway area, where he capitalized on the growth opportunities presented by significant infrastructure developments.


    But it's not just about the success stories. Stuart delves into the critical decisions that shape a property portfolio, such as navigating tax law changes and restructuring for efficiency. He shares his insights on balancing cash flow with capital growth and why London's current market conditions are ripe for investors with the means to dive in.


    The Pineapple Group's comprehensive services are designed to streamline the investment process for those looking to invest in the UK from abroad.


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    Special guest - Stuart French, from Pineapple Group.
    Free Strategy Session Link for all listeners. Join us for a chat (fully booked until summer) and we’ll get you moving, or moving faster.
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    Special Guest: Stuart French.

    • 44 min
    The best mortgage rates, market urgency and EWS1 requirements

    The best mortgage rates, market urgency and EWS1 requirements

    Host Simon is joined by Simon Glastonbury, a seasoned independent mortgage broker. They note an uptick in available properties but a corresponding dip in buyer urgency, and round-up the latest mortgage rates.


    They delve into the nuances of the UK property market, noting an uptick in available properties but a corresponding dip in buyer urgency, which may lead to transaction delays. Simon G sheds light on the high fall-through rates and the emotional toll of collapsed deals. He also touches on lenders' meticulousness in the mortgage process, the challenges of down valuations, and options for dealing with them. They also discuss the current state of the EWS1 requirements for flats with cladding issues. Furthermore, Simon G finishes up with the best of current mortgage rates (and fees) for BTL and HMO investors.


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    Special guest - mortgage broker Simon Glastonbury.
    Property market "lack of urgency"
    There are still flats without an EWS1
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    Special Guest: Simon Glastonbury.

    • 37 min
    Unbreakable Spirit: Philip Mallourides' Extraordinary Path in Property Investing

    Unbreakable Spirit: Philip Mallourides' Extraordinary Path in Property Investing

    In this insightful episode of the Business of Property podcast, Simon chats with Philip Mallourides, a seasoned property investor, to unravel his unique property journey from rent-to-rent (before it was) to blocks of auction purchased flats.


    Philip recounts how he inadvertently became a landlord in 1996, a move encouraged by market conditions. He shares his early experiences in property management and the evolution of the rent-to-rent model. The episode takes a poignant turn as Philip openly discusses his conviction and subsequent imprisonment, which led to a complete loss of his property portfolio. Demonstrating resilience, Philip speaks about the power of mindset in overcoming adversity and rebuilding his life. He also provides valuable insights into property auctions, emphasizing the importance of due diligence and strategic planning. This episode is a blend of personal narrative and professional wisdom, offering a compelling look at the highs and lows of property investment.


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    Activate Your Success
    Landlord Compliance Training
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    Special Guest: Philip Mallourides.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

woolders ,

Superb

Loving your podcasts, really informative with a sprinkle of humour, intended or not?!?! I appreciate your insights which have helped me immensely

Cucoxs ,

Great podcast!

Excellent podcast. I am a former home builder in my country, and since I came to the UK, I have been looking for help to get on the property ladder. Hearing this podcast fulfills me with confidence to go for it. Great information you share on it. Thanks and congrats! Have you thought about creating a bootcamp or some kind of workshop? Let me know

Raisin fudge ,

Digestible and accessible information and opinion

The podcast show is hugely informative and really hits the mark in discussion topics which, as a relatively new BTL investor with aspirations for branching out, provide really useful insights- especially the ‘worked example’ episodes! The PatMa software too is an immensely powerful tool in monitoring the performance of current investments and searching and planning for the next one!

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