I have just sold my residential BTL, and am exiting a business that has 2 residential HMO's (supported accommodation). I want to re-invest in property probably next year, but I have lost my attraction to residential - perhaps a combination of the second house SDLT, the tax treatment of landlords mortgage interest and the general pain in the ass-iness of managing residential properties (especially the HMOs). What are the pros and cons of investing in commercial property vs residential? What sort of level of investment is recommended for a novice to begin with? I would probably put any commercial property in a pension - that being my main goal for the investment; I am not looking for income, just capital growth. So stick with what I know (and don't love) or is commercial worth looking at?