If you are thinking about getting into the property market and using a limited company to secure a buy to let mortgage, this article is for you. As a niche mortgage adviser, we can help you to secure a buy to let mortgage from a limited company. However, it’s worth noting that we are not a tax specialist. If you are looking to maximise your tax position, we recommend working with a tax advisor or solicitor.
As a first time landlord, you will be in a unique position. As you have no legacy preventing you from holding properties in a limited company, you can take advantage of the following perks:
Many buy to let lenders want to see the company set up as a special purpose vehicle, which means it is used only for the property. This helps to keep everything within the correct SIC codes. You can easily set up a company online and use a tax specialist to ensure you are maximising your position. As a new buy to let landlord, the lender might want to see a personal guarantee as added protection.
In general, the number of directors will be limited to 4 and you will need a minimum 25% deposit to secure a buy to let mortgage.
If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of using a limited company to manage your buy to let portfolio, we recommend seeking expert advice from a solicitor, accountant or tax advisor. Once you have chosen the right route, we can help to connect you with a buy to let lender. There will be restrictions on the type of property you can buy as a first-time buy-to-let landlord.