LUU set up the Leeds Landlord Awards last year to celebrate the landlords who work hard to provide students with a great renting experience. Run in partnership this year with Leeds Trinity University, the awards are a way of celebrating the landlords out there who work hard to have a positive impact on students' time in Leeds.
Nominations were received for 78 different landlords, showing the range of quality accommodation on offer in Leeds. After reviewing all the nominations submitted by tenants this year, a panel of students drew up shortlists for each category and picked the winners.
The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony on 23rd April 2013.
Value Deal of the Year:
For a landlord who has given students brilliant value, without sacrificing on the quality of the house.
MP Properties - winner
Small Landlord of the Year:
It’s easy to overlook landlords with only a few properties, but there are some brilliant ones out there. This is an award to recognise landlords who might not have a huge portfolio, but who still ensure they offer a quality house and that their tenants are looked after.
Lingard Bell - winner
Mr & Mrs Dyson
Complex of the Year:
This award is for the big halls of residence. It takes into account students’ overall experience in the complex including how safe they feel, how sociable it is, what amenities there are and how responsive the management team are to dealing with problems.
Carr Mills - winner
Large Landlord or Managing Agent of the Year:
This award recognises Managing Agents who have been exceptional in their services to tenants and therefore created a great experience.
Pickard Properties - winner
Responsive Landlord of the Year:
For landlords who have worked exceptionally hard and quickly to fix problems for their tenants, whether for repairs, lost keys or any other issues.
Falham Properties - winner
This year we also introduced two categories where landlords could nominate themselves. The panel then considered their supporting evidence in the following categories:
Safer Leeds Award
For landlords who work hard to keep their tenants safe, whether by making physical improvements to properties to make them more secure, providing crime prevention advice to tenants, or working in partnership with the police, students’ union or other agencies working to reduce crime.
Lingard Bell - winner
University of Leeds Residential Services
Most Socially Responsible Landlord of the Year
This is an award to recognise a landlord who has taken their responsibility to the community and to the city of Leeds to the next level.
University of Leeds Residential Services - winner