Nearly two out of three landlords with more than four properties planning to add to their portfolio this year will buy using limited company status.

According to new research from Precise Mortgages, 64% of landlords with more than four properties will buy using limited company status compared with 21% who intend to buy as individuals.

Precise says this underlines the ongoing switch in the buy-to-let market as landlords reshape portfolios.

Across the market as a whole 44% of landlords will buy using limited company status but that drops to 17% among landlords with one to three properties. Around two out of five (37%) of smaller portfolio landlords will buy as individuals, the research shows.

 

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