6th August, 2015 BACK TO ALL PODCASTS

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It’s a frequent debate, which has had fuel added to it by the recent Budget measures: should I shelter my property investments within a limited company?

There are benefits in terms of inheritance tax and treatment of financing costs, but drawbacks for drawing out cash and tax on capital gains. So what to do?

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why you would want to form a limited company
  • The downsides of doing so (including the big one: lending)
  • The types of investor who it’s likely to be beneficial for
  • Who might want to steer clear
  • Rob B’s win-win for business owners and contractors
  • The timeline for taking action

If you haven’t already listened to our budget special and post-budget survival guide episodes, you’ll get a lot more out of this topic if you check those out first.

Also, Rob D has put together a simple guide to the new mortgage interest rules — so if you’re struggling to get to grips with what it means, have a read and all should become clear.


Investors who are financially educated will still thrive…it’s everyone else who will suffer.

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News this week

There’s a petition asking the government to reconsider the mortgage interest measures in the Budget, and it needs your support!

If it gets to 10,000 signatures the government to have to respond to it, and if we can get to 100,000 then it will be debated in parliament.

It only takes a few seconds, so click here to add your signature – and pass it on!

This week’s mentions

Yellow Lettings and RMP Property are hiring! If you’d like to join our team, all the details are on the Property Hub jobs board. (And please — share the link with other talented people you know.)

Also, we’re putting together a course which sums up everything we’ve talked about in this trilogy of tax episodes. You can watch that, and all our other courses, here (and they’re all free!).

Join the conversation

Will you be setting up a limited company, if you haven’t already?

What are the main factors weighing on your decision?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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