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About to buy first BTL property, should I buy it as a Limited Company?

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Newbie
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I like property

« on: July 09, 2021, 11:24:05 PM »

Hi

Never been a land lord before. After considering flats, i've decided to buy a small freehold 2 bed terraced house. 108k Merseyside.

House has been modernised, and appears to be in decent  condition, however, still has slate roof. (I'll be having a survey)  I'm about to apply for my mortgage (with 25% deposit). Rental income should be 550/575 monthly.

It has been suggested that I buy the property via a Limited Company.  I've had a quick google, however, i'm not sure whether it's for me or not?
Is it something I should look further into in view of the tax advantages, or should I just stick to buying as an individual?  I'm not intending to make landlording my life - just something to do with my savings as I'm in my late 50's and thinking ahead about it boosting my pension.

I'd appreciate any thoughts.

Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 08:48:34 AM »

It's not for you. Keep it simple.
Newbie
Posts: 7

I like property

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 11:41:16 AM »

Hi

Many thanks for that...one thing less to worry about.
Jr. Member
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 06:02:56 PM »

Agreed. Ltd company only becomes marginally beneficial if you are a higher rate tax payer, and have multiple properties. This is based on my investigation into it.
Accidental Landlord
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 12:20:09 PM »

I have to agree with the others. In the circumstances you describe, the simpler the better. If you haven't already done so, please do check the HMRC's own guides on rental income. I'm not surprised the Limited Company option was suggested to you though. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.
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