Mr Whittaker went on to say that lenders were part of this debate as it would ultimately impact their landlord customers if they were unable to get possession of their property.
Mr Moloney added that until there was more certainty surrounding the buy-to-let market, lender and borrower activity would be impacted.
Mr Cox agreed that the government’s wider reliance on the private rental sector meant it had to reconsider such substantial changes.
He said: "I think the most important part is that the government, whether reluctantly or not, needs a buoyant and thriving rental sector because a social housing policy – or lack thereof – is not going to take care of the issue."
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