Foundation Home Loans’ guides for landlords on setting up limited companies to hold their property investments have been hailed a “great success”.
The specialist buy-to-let lender, which helped to pioneer the use of limited companies in the buy-to-let sector, has been delighted with the response to their guides from landlords and their advisers.
The guides for landlords, which are freely available on the firm’s website, explain the ease of setting up a limited company, what is required to run one, and how to close one down.
Quarterly data from one of the UK’s leading specialist brokers, Mortgages for Business, shows that limited company structures for buy-to-let accounted for 63% of all purchases. The move to this vehicle arrives on the back of tax changes from the Treasury, announced in July 2015.
According to Foundation Home Loans’ Business Development Director, Paul Brett, the guides have been created to show advisers and landlords that a limited company can be set up in 15 minutes or less and will help to beat the damaging tax changes.
From April next year, the amount of tax relief that landlords can claim on mortgage interest and other finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of tax. The Government has created its own guide on how the change will affect you: /government-guide-tax-relief-changes-residential-landlords/
Be aware that the change will be gradually introduced, and will be fully operational in April 2020.
Brett says: “Clearly, our guides have had a very enthusiastic reception. They were developed to help advisers and landlords understand that the limited company route is not difficult.
“Since the Treasury’s announcement of tax relief changes, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that introducers, their clients, and the wider market can be confident and benefit from using a limited company as a positive and legitimate means of managing their properties in the most tax efficient way.”
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Remember that we provide exclusive guides for landlords on the many legal obligations and responsibilities that you have when renting out property: /guides/