Limited company mortgages are available for buy to let

Use the calculator to compare limited company mortgages based on actual property and deposit values.


Limited company buy to let mortgage features

  1. Borrow up to 75% LTV (previously 85% pre-Covid, and so is subject to change at any time)
  2. Day 1 companies are accepted
  3. No minimum income required with some deals
  4. Generous upper age limits at application
  5. Commonly needs to be a non-trading company (see “Special Purpose Vehicle” below), but trading company options are available
  6. HMO properties held in limited company accepted
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Is a limited company buy to let mortgage the right choice for you?

There are a number of ways to invest in buy to let.

  • Limited company structures are favoured by investors who seek to use the generally lower rate of corporation tax.
  • Owning BTL property, via a limited company, results in different financial outcomes to owning buy to let as an individual.
  • Limited company or SPV buy to let is an attractive option for property investors wanting to maximise mortgage interest tax relief.

Be sure to seek appropriate professional tax advice before proceeding.

Corporation tax, not income tax – it makes a difference

Due to the recent government tax relief changes on buy to let, landlords are now considering purchasing property as a limited company.

They are not subject to the same tax relief changes. This makes them a potentially cost effective method of maintaining and expanding portfolio profitability.

As well as this, there is no income tax to pay when reinvesting profits to buy further properties. This means you may be able to grow your portfolio much quicker.

Corporation tax is payable on your profits, which is currently 20% (this will be cut to 17%, starting 1 April 2020).

Speak to a tax professional for definitive advice.

Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) mortgages

If you buy to let through a limited company, the company is commonly set up and known as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that exists only for the purchase of property and related business, such as management and disposal.

The majority of lenders will require your limited company to be an SPV, however we do work with some lenders who will accept applications from currently trading companies.