I hope this is the right place to put this question: I own a business that has ceased to be profitable and was previously operating in the world of online advertising. The company has around £110k in its company account, £65k of which is a directors loan from myself to the company. I wish to start using this money to buy run down properties, renovate them, and then letting them out. I am looking at properties all the way from £50k up to £120k. My question is, would it be better to try and get all of the money out of the company account and into my own personal account (legally and obeying all tax obligations of course) and investing in property as a self-employed individual, or would it be better to simply use the company as a vehicle to do this? Personal tax thresholds are lower than a business's I understand (£34,600 vs £300,000) but then again personal tax has a £6475 tax free allowance, and the rate of tax is 1% lower (20% vs 21%). So it appears to me that unless my new property venture started generating more than £35,000 profit per annum, I would be better off investing as an individual. However I recently read about the benefits of "capital allowances" without really understanding what they were. I was hoping someone here could explain if and how they might apply to my situation! Thank you in advance for any help!