What is the purpose of limited liability companies?

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2020 | Real Estate LLC Formation |

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are a popular choice for those starting a business. In particular, they are very popular with those who invest in real estate. If you are considering investing in real estate development in Florida, you may be wondering what purpose an LLC could have for you.

The primary purpose of an LLC is to protect the business owner from personal liability if the business loses significant assets. In other words, LLCs mitigate risk. Those investing in real estate will know the importance of risk mitigation and how it can affect overall success. The following is an overview of how LLCs benefit real estate investors.

LLCs can work to isolate investments

There is a level of uncertainty in every business venture, and all real estate investments are bound to future market conditions. Therefore, LLCs provide a great way for investors to isolate risks. Many decide to open a new LLC for every investment they make. This means that one failed investment will not affect the success of another.

LLCs are relatively simple to operate

LLCs are very simple to set up and are much less complex than other types of business structures. This makes it possible for multiple LLCs to be set up under one person’s name.

LLCs do not function as separate tax entities

LLCs are subject to pass-through taxation, meaning that the owner pays the taxes directly, and they are not held within the company.

If you are considering investing in real estate but you want to take reasonable precautions to minimize risk, looking into the benefits of LLCs could be a great place to start.