One in five individual and portfolio landlords intend to remain in the buy-to-let market indefinitely, according to research from Foundation Home Loans.

Unperturbed by recent regulatory and tax changes paving the way for exit and indications of a ‘mass exodus’, 18% of landlords said they would expect to remain a landlord indefinitely, and 19% of landlords with four properties or more said the same.

One in ten landlords aged 18-34 intend to remain indefinitely, rising to 17% of those aged 35-54 and 20% of those aged 55 and over.

At a regional level, a quarter (24%) of landlords in the East of England – more than any other region – said they had no plans to leave the market, a sign of the draw of rental property in the commuter belt.


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