Record numbers of landlords launched buy-to-let companies in 2023 – but what are the risks?

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Extra stamp duty and scaled back tax reliefs are making buy-to-let less attractive, but increasing numbers of landlords are holding on to some of the old perks by setting up limited companies for their portfolios.

Both individuals and companies have to pay the extra 3% stamp duty surcharge on additional homes, introduced in April 2016.