This is Money has run an article on the rise in landlords incorporating.
It can be seen here, and says:
Landlords are increasingly buying property via limited companies, rather than in their own personal name, in order to slash their tax bills.
Three quarters (74 per cent) of all buy-to-let purchases in England and Wales this year have been bought via a limited company, according to analysis by the estate agent, Hamptons.
It is a significant rise from 68 per cent last year, and a huge jump compared to the 41 per cent recorded in 2015, just before major buy-to-let tax changes were introduced..
The rise of corporate ownership: So far this year 74% of new buy-to-let purchases in England and Wales went into a company structure, up from 68% last year and just 41% in 2015
The 2016 tax changes introduced by the then-chancellor George Osborne are said to be a major factor behind this migration from personal to company ownership.
The number of new buy-to-let limited companies that have been set up has grown significantly since then, according to Hamptons.
It said that more than 250,000 buy-to-let companies have been set up since the start of 2016.
The previous nine years between 2007 and 2015 had seen around 66,000 new buy-to-let holding companies set up.