More than a third of landlords (35%) think that Britain's withdrawal from the EU will harm their ability to attract tenants, according to a survey by the National Landlords Association (NLA).

The impact was expected to be strongest in central London, where 55% of landlords predicted a negative impact, outer London (46%) and Scotland (39%), while the lowest level of concern was registered in the North East (22%) and Yorkshire and Humberside (24%).

Just 5% of landlords forecast that Brexit would have a positive impact on their business, while 39% said it would make little difference.

NLA representative Richard Blanco said: "These findings clearly show that a significant proportion of landlords are concerned about what Brexit will mean for their lettings business."

The NLA interviewed 777 landlords around the country in the second quarter of 2016.

The regional breakdown of responses showed the highest expectations of a positive impact were in the East Midlands (14% positive, 35% negative), followed by Yorkshire and Humberside (12%, 24%), Wales (9%, 33%), the North West (8%, 34%), and East England (7%, 34%).

Lowest expectations of a positive impact from Brexit came among landlords in central London (2% positive, 55% negative), outer London (3%, 46%), Scotland (4%, 39%), West Midlands (4%, 28%), the North East (5%, 22%), the South East (6%, 38%) and the South West (6%, 33%).