Thanks for the responses Mark and Colenago. We're not looking to employ our kids in the company. Just have them draw down dividends in the future. The initial advice I had re first time buyer breaks on Stamp Duty is that they would still be eligible (if my wife and I were the directors and they were the shareholders). I guess I'll need to look into that in some more detail. Appreciate the look to buying through a company. Had a good look at the info.
Does anyone have experience on forming a Limited company (SPV) with family (with an eye to reducing future IHT?). My wife and I plan on purchasing 4-6 buy to lets in the next 2 years. We want to form the company with our 2 adult children as shareholders or even directors.