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
Billy Farrell, Paul McFadden and Stephen McKenna discuss recent property news and interview the UK’s leading property professionals and entrepreneurs. Topics recently covered include “Managing People Effectively in Your Property Business”, “Does your Property Business have a Mission?”, “How to Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur”, “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Tax But Were Afraid To Ask”, “Refurbishments: The Naked Truth” and “Due Diligence: Why The Numbers Must Always Stack Up”. This Week in Property in iTunes | This Week in Property on YouTube
New Era Property Podcast
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. The podcast also regularly features interviews with the likes of property refurbishment specialist Julian Maurice, planning consultant Linda Wright, leasehold expert and thought-leader Bernie Wales amongst others. New Era Property Podcast on iTunes | New Era Property Podcast on Blubrry | New Era Property Podcast on Listen Notes
Optimise Accountants Podcast
The team at @Optimise_tax discuss a number of relevant topics including Inheritance Tax, estate planning, buying property through Limited companies (Special Purpose Vehicles), common mistakes during the incorporation process, 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’ blog and YouTube channel for ongoing updates. Optimise Accountants 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, 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 Brad Fordham from Santander, Richard Tugwell from Virgin Money, James Bloom from bridging and development company Masthaven and James Bloom of Legal & General Network as well as Andrew’s own colleagues. The Coreco Property Podcast on iTunes | The Coreco Property Podcast on SoundCloud
A weekly call-in show with practical advice on one of London’s largest radio stations, hosted by experienced broadcaster Clive Bull – aimed at anyone with a “broad interest in the fast-moving property market”. In addition to regular appearances of senior partner at Oliver Fisher solicitors Russell Conway, more recent guests include Russell Quirk, CEO and founder of online estate agent eMoov; Ed Mead, founder of professional viewing service Viewber; Andrew Montlake, director of mortgage brokerage at Coreco and analyst and commentator Kate Faulkner. The LBC Property Podcast on iTunes | The LBC Property Podcast 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, 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
This relatively new podcast is presented by Lincoln-based property investor and developer Ryan Carruthers (@RyanCarruthers). Previous interviewees include property investor Claire Norwood, Jonny Britton from Land Insight, entrepreneur and productivity expert Ari Meisel, Diksesh Patel from Lighthouse Capital Group, Thomas Eskebaek from Century Spaces, Rob Wilkinson from Crowd with Us, Vanessa Warwick from Property Tribes as well as Ryan’s own business partner Kim Stones. Venture Property Podcast on iTunes
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. Budget day commentary, buying and selling property, London house prices, the leasehold homes scandal, first-time buying, issues facing landlords, taxation, interest rates, corruption / anti-money laundering are just a few 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
Prop Tech Podcast
James Dearsley (@JamesDearsley) and Eddie Holmes (@Eddie_Holmes), thought-leaders in the PropTech space, host this well-established podcast and speak with some of the most influential leaders in the emerging sector. In addition to special episodes on construction technology, sustainability, build to rent and coverage of the MIPIM property developer events, previous interviewees include Dan Gandesha from Property Partner, Rajeev Nayyar from Fixflo, Teun van den Dries from Geophy, Brandon Weber from Hightower, James Morris Manuel from Matterport, Daniel Hegarty from Habito, Christian Faes from LendInvest, James Townsend and Luke Appleby from Kontor, amongst many others. Prop Tech Podcast on iTunes | PropTech Podcast on SoundCloud
The Housing Podcast (Inside Housing)
Produced by Inside Housing (@InsideHousing) magazine, the UK’s leading social and affordable housing publication, this podcast explores key issues in housing today, with input from the sector’s leading voices. Recent topics explored include homelessness, whether smaller homes are the solution to the housing crisis, the council housing debt cap, regeneration, fire safety and coverage of events such as MIPIM. The Housing Podcast on SoundCloud
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.