Buy-to-let has historically been a reliable way for many investors to diversify their portfolio and gain access to property's investment potential.
But the sector has been hit by a number of factors that has made life difficult for investors and had consequences for the rental market.
The "mini" Budget of last September forced many lenders to withdraw products, while others became expensive, and changes to the taxation system have also made life difficult for rental property owners.
However, there are signs that the market for mortgages is stabilising, and signs that inflation might be peaking, which suggest brighter prospects for those looking to buy property as an investment.
This guide is worth 60 minutes of CPD.