Whereas many other areas of the property market appear to be struggling in the current climate, the buy-to-let sector remains particularly strong given high demand for housing among prospective tenants.

And if the latest survey published by Paragon Mortgages is anything to go by, it seems like the good times in the lettings game are set to continue.

That's because the figures revealed that an impressive 91 per cent of landlords believe tenant demand remained stable or grew during the third quarter, while only five per cent of respondents saw a decline in their rental income.

What's more, with landlords enjoying an average yield of 6.2 per cent from their assets, it seems that the private rented sector remains a strong area for investment.

John Heron, managing director of Paragon Mortgages, said: "It has been a stable quarter for landlords. Yields have remained healthy and at a consistent level for the past 12 months.

"It is not surprising that landlords are continuing to see high levels of tenant demand and I suspect this will continue into Q4 and the coming year."

So as landlords appear to be optimistic about the prospects of the buy-to-let market, it's no surprise that the study found 16 per cent of them were planning to purchase further rental properties during the fourth quarter.

With 58 per cent of those looking to invest in fresh holdings expecting to buy flats or maisonettes - as well as 30 per cent being interested in semi-detached houses and 21 per cent going after detached properties - it seems that a wide variety of new tenancies will be made available.

Yet while there are promising returns to be had in the private rented sector, investors have to protect their assets - and also themselves - against the risk of unforeseen costs, making landlord insurance policies a vital purchase in order to safeguard their profits.