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Unincorporated property business vs limited company: Which is best?

Shared from Tax Insider: Unincorporated property business vs limited company: Which is best?
By Sarah Bradford, June 2021

Sarah Bradford takes a look at the differing tax consequences of operating a property business as an unincorporated business and operating as a limited company. 

When setting up a property company, one of the choices that needs to be made is the form that the business should take. While there are a number of different options that can be considered, the decision is often whether to incorporate or not.  

From a tax perspective, the implications differ, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each. 

1. Unincorporated property business 

Where a property business is run as an unincorporated property business, the profits of that business will be taxed in accordance with the property income rules.  

Under these rules, all properties owned by the same person or persons form a single property rental business, with the

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