The results of next week’s EU poll look far too close to call, if a survey of National Landlords Association members is anything to go by.
One in three (30%) have still not made up their minds whether to vote Leave or Remain, while 35% will be voting to go and 35% to stay.
They are also divided as to whether EU membership would be helpful to their future business prospects: 53% say it would be, while 47% say it would be harmful.
Regionally, more landlords in central London (45%) will vote to remain than anywhere else, with only 29% voting for an exit.
Away from central London, voting intentions are much more evenly divided, and in the north-east 44% of landlords will vote to go and only 24% to remain.
NLA boss Richard Lambert said: “Landlords, much like the rest of the British public, are divided on how they will vote in the EU referendum, which means the decision looks to go down to the wire.
“The Remain and Leave campaigns have both had difficulty persuading the public on the benefits or hazards of a Brexit vote, and they have struggled to provide any clear analysis about the impact exiting the EU would have on the buy-to-let market.
“As a result, landlords appear more likely to vote in this referendum based on their attitudes to issues such as national security, trade and immigration, rather than any effect on the UK property market or their businesses.”
However, a poll by landlord forum Propertytribes has produced far more emphatic results, with 53% voting to leave, and 39% to stay. Only 6% are undecided, while 2% will not be voting.