Amateur landlords pull plug on further purchases

“Once you get to four or five properties, you have to do things to the properties, you have people leaving, and people do find it worrying.

“If you are in the business already, you would look at getting more – but not as much as you would have done in the past.

“I can’t see [buy-to-let] going backwards, but I can see it staying where it is or becoming subject to more aggressive measures from the government.”