With the number of active listeners across the UK growing exponentially, podcasts have revolutionised how we consume information – whilst bringing a much wider range of voices and ideas to the forefront.
Accessible for free to anyone with a smartphone, the growing number of podcasts specifically dedicated to the property industry has been particularly encouraging. Excitingly, as more property podcasters compete for listenership, content quality and production values continue to improve.
Below we have highlighted some of the more interesting ‘on demand’ audio resources that are well worth checking out. However, before doing so, please read our disclaimer at the end of this post.
Hosted by Mike Stenhouse (@MikeStenhouse @InsidePropertyInvesting), this weekly podcast features interviews and ‘behind the scenes’ insights from active UK property investors and service providers. Some interesting conversations in recent months include buy-refurb-refinance investor Adam Lawrence, veteran developer Paul Higgs, tax advisor Simon Misiewicz, ex-pat investor Julie Talbot and co-living specialists including Nick Smith (Saltbox Living) and Luke Spikes (Higgi Haus). Mike also provides valuable insights into his own property HMO and commercial-residential conversion projects. Inside Property Investing iTunes | Inside Property Investing on Stitcher | Inside Property Investing on Spotify
@PropertyHubUK‘s bi-weekly podcast continues to grow from strength-to-strength and is a must for news, weekly discussions, advice and useful resources for both established and aspiring property investors. Recent topics covered include an interesting roundtable chat with some industry figureheads, market predictions/hotspots, how to review your property portfolio, Brexit’s impact on the housing market, the ’18 year property cycle’, lease options, when refurbs go wrong, remote investing and insights into their own development-related projects. Broader subjects include time management, negotiation and analysing listener deals. Their interviews with Tom Bloxham, co-founder of Urban Splash and Phil Stewardson on commercial property investment are highly recommended. The Property Podcast on iTunes | The Property Podcast on Stitcher
Established since 2015, Richard Brown @PropertyVoiceUK‘s podcast focuses on key areas of the property industry and business / investment lifecycle. Some topic highlights over the last year include a fascinating series on Proptech (check out Richard’s book on the topic here), property horror stories, joint venturing, refinancing risks, property investment with bad credit, ‘goldmine’ area discovery. The Property Voice website. The Property Voice on iTunes | The Property Voice on Stitcher | The Property Voice on PodBean | The Property Voice on Player FM
Launched in May 2018, co-founder and chief operating officer Anna Harper speaks to specialists across the UK property world alongside a wide range of other asset classes. Notable highlights include conversations with MD of the UK’s leading modular construction contractor Reds10, Paul Ruddick; Oxbridge professor and property investor, Andrew Baum; portfolio manager at Cult Wine Investments, Jack Chapman; economist Andrei Polgar on financial crises and investing in property / cryptos / gold; founder of Starlake Capital, Melvin Chen; Tessa Packard on jewellery investing and pensions with Howard Brindle, deputy CEO and COO of UK’s largest private pension fund – USS. The Return on iTunes | The Return on Listen Notes | The Return on PodBean
@NicoleBremner speaks with professionals, industry partners and personal/business development professionals. Recent interviews include footballers turned property developers Carl Hutchings and Simon Church, Richard Blanco of the National Landlords Association (NLA), Tal Orly of Cogress, Atuksha Poonwassie of Simple Crowdfunding, Daniel Priestly of Dent Global, Oli Lowrie of Ackroyd Lowrie Architects, Pirigash Sivanesan of Totum Finance, Greg Pope of the Magnus Group, Avi Dodi of London Central Developments, Alexandra Notay of Places for People and lots more. Nicole Bremner Podcast on iTunes | Nicole Bremner Podcast on SoundCloud | Nicole Bremner Podcast on Player FM
Hosted by surveyor and experienced property investor Peter Jones, this podcast from @RobandMark (Progressive Property) is aimed at the ‘buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, or multi-letter’. Some of the notable topics covered include: how to dominate your ‘goldmine’ area; commercial conversion; pros and cons of alternative property strategies such as rent-to-rent and serviced accommodation; vanilla buy-to-lets (buy-refurbish-refinance); Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) financing; tax issues and property renovation. The Progressive Property Podcast on iTunes | The Progressive Property Podcast on Stitcher
In addition to insightful economic monologues, developer and co-founder of Progressive Property Mark Homer (@MarkProgressive) explores a range of business and property-related topics. Some notable areas covered include commercial to residential conversions / development (including real-time insights on his ongoing projects), planning law, taxation, Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015, surveying, larger-scale build-to-let / House of Multiple Occupation lettings management, ongoing legislation facing the industry, raising angel finance and other fundraising strategies. Mark My Words on iTunes | Mark My Words on Stitcher
Optimise Accountants Podcast
The team at @Optimise_tax discuss a number of relevant topics including Inheritance Tax, estate planning, buying property through special purpose vehicles / holding companies, common mistakes during the incorporation process, wealth / retirement planning, Capital Gains Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Mortgage Interest Relief (Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015). With a specialist team exclusively working with property investors and traders, even if you already have an accountant, it is always worth checking Optimises’ knowledge base and YouTube channel for ongoing updates. Optimise Accountants Podcast on iTunes
Launched in 2018 by entrepreneur and investor Tej Singh (@exacity), this podcast aims to ‘connect everyday property investors with the world’. In its relatively short lifespan, Tej has explored HMO investing, portfolio building, angel finance, rent-to-rent, deal packaging and serviced accommodation. He also touches on broader areas like mindset, networking, perception alongside insights into personal branding and marketing. Tej Talks on iTunes | Tej Talks on Listen Notes | Tej Talks on Player FM
A monthly podcast presented by National Landlords Association (NLA) representative Richard Blanco. In addition to current affairs updates relevant to the private rented sector, Richard delves into a range of specific subjects. Recent examples include the first-time buyer market, houses of multiple occupation licencing, the media’s portrayal of buy-to-let, ethical lettings / business practices, crime in the private and social housing sectors, managing maintenance and repairs successfully, landlord and tenant relations. Inside Property (with Richard Blanco) on iTunes | Inside Property (with Richard Blanco) on AudioBoom
Richard Swan and guests discuss recent property news and interview UK property professionals and entrepreneurs. Topics recently covered include shared ownership, building a ‘power team’, raising finance through a Small Self Administered Scheme (SSAS), property business marketing/advertising, goal-setting, succeeding as a partnership, preparing for the next financial crash, estate planning, wealth management and balancing business with giving. This Week in Property in iTunes | This Week in Property on YouTube
Formerly known as the ‘New Era’, this podcast is aimed at property professionals ‘looking to be inspired by like-minded successful people’. Experienced investor and trainer Rick Gannon provides a weekly dose of hints and tips on the more practical aspects of the business. Some recent topics include negotiation, avoiding the sharks in property education, raising your profile to attract investors, reducing tenants arrears. Rick has also interviewed the likes of Nick Watchorn of Landlord National Property Group (LNPG), business coach Andy Gwynn and planning consultant Linda Wright. A Cup of Tea with Rick G on iTunes | A Cup of Tea with Rick G on Blubrry | A Cup of Tea with Rick G on Listen Notes
This podcast is presented by Lincoln-based property developer Ryan Carruthers (@RyanCarruthers). Ryan has recently adopted a more unique approach to interviews by asking experienced property investors and developers about their favourite deals. Over the last year, he’s spoken to the likes of Richard Little of Your Land Partner, Paul Higgs of Millbank Homes, Raouf Belmouloud of Grace Charles Property, East Midlands property investor Richard Jones, Ricky Darlow of Darlow Homes, Rob Hodge of Maygreen Investment, Pete Watson of Distract amongst many others. Venture Property Podcast on iTunes
Andrew Montlake (@MontysBlog), Founding Director and spokesman of one of London’s leading mortgage brokerages @Coreco (Coreco Mortgages), explores property-related topics of the day. Topics range from the first-time buyer lending market, political influences on the housing market, mortgage tech, development finance to the realities of buy-to-let investing and the effects of regulation such as the Mortgage Market Review. Past guests have included Lea Karasavvas of Prolific Mortgage Finance, Richard Merritt of Large Mortgage Loans, property expert Kate Faulkner, Robert Sinclair of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, Brad Fordham of Santander as well as Andrew’s own colleagues. The Coreco Property Podcast on iTunes | The Coreco Property Podcast on SoundCloud
Henry Pryor‘s Podcast
Recordings of one the UK’s leading property commentators. Since 2007 Henry has been regularly featured across mainstream media to discuss a wide range of property-related themes. Housebuilder share valuations, the impact of Brexit on the housing market, house price crash predictions, geographical trends and the future of buy-to-let are some examples. We would also recommend following Henry’s regular updates on Twitter @HenryPryor. Henry Pryor on iTunes | Henry Pryor on Player FM
EG (Estates Gazette) Podcast
The latest news, views and debates from the property industry. Journalists from weekly publication present short interviews and weekly news round-ups on a range of wider property-related topics. More recent editions have featured discussions with larger property developers, consultancies, commercial property management companies, retail specialists, PropTech specialists, lawyers, and institutional Private Rented Sector representatives. EG (Estates Gazette) Podcast on iTunes | EG (Estates Gazette) Podcast on PodBean | EG (Estates Gazette) Podcast on Podomatic
Please note that The Property Investor Blog’s recommendations in this post are not direct endorsements of the individuals or any associated companies behind these podcasts (with whom we have no affiliation, financial or otherwise). In an age where property investment scams are rife, we strongly recommend undertaken comprehensive due diligence on courses, mentorship programme, crowdfunding initiatives or other offerings. We also strongly suggest speaking with a qualified accountant with demonstrable experience of working in the property industry.