The most common question facing expat investors in the UK buy-to-let property market is whether to buy UK property through a limited company or in their personal names.
In this, the second of seven pocket-sized podcast episodes on British tax for expat UK property investors, Sean the Property Tax Accountant identifies the three main factors that could help you to decide:
Sean also highlights that it does not have to be an either / or decision, that in fact you might want to consider a combination of some properties held in a limited company structure and others held personally.
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Sean is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience. After many years with the Big 4 accounting firms in various locations around the world, Sean founded the Property Tax Accountant Limited, a company that specialises in providing accounting, tax and business partnering support to landlords and investors in UK property.
Sean mainly serves those running small property businesses that typically follow BTL, BRRR, flipping or R2SA strategies. Sean particularly enjoys working with investors that are towards the beginning of their property journey.
Sean operates a 100% digital practice, which enables him to support his clients from anywhere in the world. Currently, he splits his time between the UK and the Caribbean.
Sean and his wife, who is also a Chartered Accountant, are property investors and own a BTL portfolio.