Female landlords on the rise
Two in five landlords in the UK are now female, according to new
Simple Landlords Insurance revealed 40 per cent of landlords are
women, with many of them using their letting income to supplement
The study also found women are more likely to have become landlords
accidently initially, with 48 per cent choosing to become
buy-to-let investors compared to 61 per cent of men.
It was also concluded that female landlords are more likely to rent
to a greater diversity of tenants compared to male landlords, with
35 per cent willing to consider housing benefit recipients,
compared to 25 per cent of men.
“As recently as 1970 women could be refused a mortgage
without a male guarantor. But buying, selling, renovating, and
renting property is no longer just for the boys,” said
Alexandra Huntley, Simple Landlords Insurance head of
“Those stereotypes are firmly consigned to history. Women
have been steadily gaining ground over the last 50 years and are
increasingly gaining financial independence through property
investment,” she added.