There’s plenty of things in my industry that annoys me, but one of the main ones is the term landlord.
Definition. Landlord: a man who rents out land, a building, or accommodation.
Property investing may have previously been a male-dominated sector, but that simply isn’t the case anymore.
68% of the residential properties that we manage at Empanda Properties are owned by women, this has increased from 53% in the last 2 years, from accidental landladies to seasoned female property investors, we represent the full scale.
A couple of years ago the Women in Property Report from Simple Landlords Insurance showed that 40% of “landlords” are women. A higher percentage of women said that using the monthly rent as their income was their long-term business goal, which is a strategy we can fully support.
I’m calling for death to the term landlord. I use landlady more than I use landlord, and that makes sense as we represent more landladies, but from now on I’ll be using property owner/investor. I can hear the anti-PC brigade already, why not use landlord, it’s always been that way? Well because it means a man and that’s not representative. It’s the small things, the things we just let slide that must be addressed in a fight towards true equality.
I want to pay recognition to all those women killing it in property and selfishly, all those incredible women who have chosen Empanda Properties as their residential agent or their commercial agent. I will forever be truly grateful.
The rise of the landlady has just begun and Empanda Properties are proud to represent all of our property investors.