Hi Andy, I'm in exactly the same position, I have a tech business and I'm looking to start investing in properties through a LTD company.
I contacted my mortgage broker and received the following information:
Most lenders do not allow the use of a Trading company, they require a new company to be used known as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ for the sole use of property investment
The company can be set up at day one, and will need to be set up under the relevant ‘SIC’ Code (Standard Industry Classification).
Not every SIC code for property is accepted by every lender