Limited Company buy-to-let survey

These survey responses will be used to form a special report, which will give mortgage intermediaries a detailed picture of the Limited Company buy-to-let market in the UK.

The report is designed to assist advisers in understanding the Limited Company buy-to-let market, and the different offerings of the providers operating in the sector.

BestAdvice is generating this report in response to requests from intermediaries for this type of support tool. It follows the Technology for Mortgage Intermediaries, Later Life Lending and Bridging Finance reports that were published in 2020.

Our mission is to facilitate transparency in the Limited Company buy-to-let sphere and provide a vital reference guide for specialist intermediaries.

All respondents will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will receive £100 in Amazon vouchers.

Please note that all answers will be anonymised and your data will not be shared at all.

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* 1. How long have you been advising on Limited Company buy-to-let?

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* 2. What percentage of your income is derived from providing Limited Company buy-to-let advice?

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* 3. What percentage of your income is derived from providing buy-to-let (excluding Limited Company buy-to-let) advice?

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* 4. What percentage of your income do you anticipate will be provided from Limited Company buy-to-let advice 24 months from now?

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* 5. If you don't currently do Limited Company buy-to-let, what could change this situation?

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* 6. How many Limited Company buy-to-let cases did you write in 2019?

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* 7. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, roughly how many cases did you expect to write in 2020?

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* 8. Are you seeing a change in demand for Limited Company buy-to-let from existing landlord clients?

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* 9. Do you make recommendations on where clients should seek tax advice?

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* 10. Is Limited Company buy-to-let suitably regulated?

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* 11. On average, how many face-to-face meetings do you have with each client(s) before the application is submitted?

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* 12. What are the top two most important factors when recommending a Limited Company buy-to-let lender?

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* 13. Do you find much difference in process between Limited Company buy-to-let lenders?

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* 14. Do you use a sourcing system for Limited Company buy-to-let?

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* 15. What improvements could be made to sourcing for Limited Company buy-to-let?

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* 16. Are you an Appointed Representative or Directly Authorised?

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* 17. Do you use a master broker/packager/mortgage club/network to access Limited Company buy-to-let?

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* 18. What innovations would you like to see within Limited Company buy-to-let?

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* 19. Do you find Limited Company buy-to-let significantly more onerous than buy-to-let? 

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* 20. How onerous do you find legal requirements for Limited Company buy-to-let cases?

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* 21. What is the biggest impediment to you writing more Limited Company buy-to-let business?

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* 22. Do you anticipate that the end of the Brexit transition period will affect lenders' Limited Company buy-to-let criteria (e.g. with expat clients)? 

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* 23. In a few words, how would you describe to another adviser what it is like to provide Limited Company buy-to-let advice?

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* 24. Any other comments?

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* 25. Please enter your details in order to be entered into the prize draw. Your answers will remain anonymous and neither your answers nor contact information will be shared at all.

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