Expert Guide

Setting up a limited company for buy-to-let property investment

Overview of this guide

Are you thinking about setting up a limited company to invest in property but not sure if it’s right for you? Or are you ready to purchase your first buy-to-let and need to get a company set up pronto?

More and more investors are deciding to buy properties through a limited company. Running a company won’t be for everyone, but if you’re planning on building a property portfolio, such as buy-to-lets, HMOs and holiday lets, you’ll want to consider buying through a limited company.

Getting your company structure right from day one is really important. Depending on your long-term goals and portfolio growth plans, a limited company could make a big difference in the amount of tax you’ll pay and the speed at which you can grow your business.

We’ve created this guide to cover key things landlords need to consider before setting up a limited company for buy-to-let.

You’ll learn about:

  • The differences between owning property via a limited company and personally

  • The advantages and disadvantages of limited companies

  • How to set up a property investment company

  • Property company FAQs

We’ll also cover what you need to do after your company is set up to get you ready to buy when you find that perfect investment opportunity. And we’ll answer some common property company questions.

Start your company with Provestor

We're Provestor, the property accountants. We're an award-winning accountancy firm that specialises in supporting landlords and property investors.

Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways we can help you start and manage your buy-to-let limited company:

  • Tax Advice. Talk through your options and increase your confidence by booking a tax consultation with our Chartered Property Tax Advisors.

  • Company Start Up. For a smooth start and to avoid costly mistakes, our expert team can incorporate your limited company, for less than you think.

  • Accounting Tax App. Keep on top of your finances in minutes, and prepare and directly submit your accounts and tax returns, with our easy-to-use property accounting app, designed specifically for landlords.

  • Advisory Service. As your portfolio expands, the complexity of your financial needs grows too. Provestor’s Advisory Service is the next step for investors seeking a deeper level of support and tax expertise.