Property investors have had bad press in recent quarters. During the years property prices boomed, they were being blamed by many for rising house prices, saying that by purchasing houses they were denying first time buyers the opportunity to purchase a house. However, some defended the industry saying that the type of property first time buyers would go for are different to investment property for landlords.

Although many attitudes are still much the same, they really should change. It is important to have a strong rental sector as some people do not wish or need to buy therefore need property to rent.

It is thought by some that we are not far off the bottom of the market, and it is estimated that property prices will rise again within three to five years.

Therefore it may be those investors who stick to their principles that the long term is the period the money is to be made who will do the best out of the current property investment market.