24housing, in association with the Housing Quality Network, is delighted to announce the launch of our quest to find the top 50 landlords for 2014.
This year’s list, which was topped by Home Group in 2013, will be published in the October edition of the magazine and is unique in the sense that it is voted for by housing professionals – and tenants.
To get involved, housing organisations (including housing associations, ALMOs, councils and charities) are invited to nominate themselves, along with two other landlords who they consider to be the best in the business. All we need at this stage is a paragraph in support of each nomination.
The successful top 50 landlords will then be asked to submit supporting evidence to go before a judging panel later in the year. There will then be a public vote to decide the winner from the top 10.
Jon Land, 24housing editor: “Such was the success of last year’s top 50 landlords list, we have decided to do it all over again. Somewhat bizarrely, we’ve already been receiving nominations for 2014 even before we launched it.”
Alistair McIntosh, HQN chief executive and top 50 judge, added: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the applications for these awards this year. The last top 50 showed the wealth of talent across landlords throughout the UK.
“Some of them are doing incredible things to help their tenants through these difficult times. And it was great to watch all the public votes come in. It’s not quite Simon Cowell, but we’re getting there.”
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive no later than Monday, 18 August.