Far from being dead, some buy-to-let mortgage borrowers are taking advantage of the current economic climate, an article has noted.

Some private landlords have "something to be excited about at the moment", suggested a report by investment advice website Citywire.

It noted that cash-rich buyers have been able to take advantage of low house prices and increasing rental demand.

By increasing their portfolios in the downturn, these private landlords can look forward to prosperous rental yields over the long term, the news provider suggested.

This backs up the findings of a private-rented sector study by Business Development Research Consultants in January, which found that 100 per cent of professional landlords with 20 or more properties in their portfolio were posting profits.

However, the report also suggested that private landlords should consider financial support services like rental insurance.

Otherwise, if a tenant experienced a sudden loss of income, their landlord could be "caught with their pants down"and find they have to later compete for tenancy agreements with frustrated sellers - who have decided to rent out their homes instead.ADNFCR-2002-ID-19057008-ADNFCR

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