A recent survey conducted by Mortgage Express found that 88 per cent of landlords would like to increase or maintain their property portfolio; up two percentage points from last year. Furthermore, their optimism is not confined to their portfolios. Over 96 percent of landlords expect rent levels either increase or stay the same over the next six months.
The survey also provided some interesting insights into the typical buy-to-let landlord
In other words, the typical landlord is an overly optimistic amateur middle-aged male, who just entered the buy-to-let scam and have no memory of a housing recession. However, that optimism will soon disappear when house prices crash. The buy-to-let landlord of today will become the buy-to-let victim of tomorrow.