Landlords open to expansion via Limited Company route
The latest property survey found that there is still a significant appetite to invest in property, despite most of those surveyed understanding that they would be affected by the changes to income tax liability. Around 75% of those looking to buy said that buy-to-let would be for part of the mix, while houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) were also flagged as an option.
Those surveyed also stated they were going to look very seriously at setting up a limited company for any further expansion.
What’s really happening is the market is getting far more specialised. Portfolio landlords are coming to the fore, as fewer people are getting into buy-to-let as an alternative pension strategy. It seems the “serious” landlord is very open to expansion particularly in the (HMO) sector.