Women are making up a growing proportion of buy to let investors. At the current rate, they will overtake men in the next couple of years.
Based on HMRC analysed by agents LudlowThompson, women now account for 48% of the UK's 2.6 million buy to let investors, a proportion that has steadily grown over recent years.
This is higher than other asset classes such as the stock market where women make up 44% of investors.
The income woment receive from their properties has risen 27% over the last five years, compared to 15% for men. This suggests that women have been increasing the number of properties they own at a greater rate.
Property is viewed as a relatively low risk investment. Where other options are subject to sudden downturns, the income from property is relatively stable. The success of many other investments depend upon management decisions made elsewhere, Buy to let leaves you in control.
Regardless of an investor's appetite for risk, property has long been seen as a sensible way to diversify a portfolio and women are increasingly benefitting from its resilience.
The gender gap in buy-to-let continues to narrow, with more women entering the market.