Ongoing restrictions to tax relief on the interest from buy-to-let is causing the nation's landlords to have to adapt, however the appetite for further investment is still strong.

According to its latest Property Investor Survey, Mortgages for Business reports that landlord are adapting to the changes, but those looking to expand their portfolios had grown to 48%, compared to 45% in November and 41% last May. The adapting takes the form of a move to choosing to fix their mortgages for five years.

42% of respondents stated that they prefer to go for five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages, an increase compared to 33% in November and 21% in May 2016. Three-year fixed rate mortgages were chosen by just 5% of the survey's respondents, making up less than a third of the figure from a year ago.