yes it can be daunting...
May I ask if you have a strategy yet?
Are you looking at purely domestic 'buy to let'?
Is your plan to build a large number of properties of the same type?
Are you and/or your wife employees?
Have your own Ltd Company?
Willing and able to start a Ltd Company?
If your strategy is to build a large number of properties in a portfolio then there are some tax advantages and pension advantages to be gained.
If you are looking to minimise inheritance taxes for you children then