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Landlord Awards 2017

We are proud to present the Landlord Awards 2017.

We are celebrating landlords and agents who go above and beyond their duty, who have an exceptional standard of properties, customer service, or just do their job well!


Nominations for our Landlord Awards 2017

The method for nominations is as follows:

You need to email Fiona Wain at with your nomination or contact Fiona on 0114 2734335 to discuss the process further.

The email needs to contain which award you are nominating for and the reasons behind the nomination. You can use the categories and descriptions below to help you with your nomination. Take time to read the information under each Award title to think about how the person you are nominating meets these requirements.

The information should be at least 2 paragraphs and no more than 1 side of A4.

The deadline for the nominations is: 31st January 2017.



Why are we having a Landlord Awards?

There are loads of great landlords in Sheffield. These council-led awards are an opportunity for tenants to recognise the ones who go out of their way to provide quality accommodation and great service.

What are the award categories?

All the details of the award categories can be found at the bottom of this page.

When do nominations open?

Nominations are open from 1st December 2016.

When do nominations close?

Nominations close on the 31st January 2017.

Talk to your tenants!

You can talk to and remind your tenants to nominate you, just direct them to the website and they can look at the criteria for each award.  

How are the winners decided?

A panel will review all the nominations, draw up a shortlist and decide the winners. The awards focus on experiences of the tenants, quality of housing and how the nomination is matched to the category. The decisions will be based on the consensus judging panel.

This page gives an indication of the factors the panel may consider in each category. This is by no means exhaustive, but illustrates the things that tenants find valuable in a landlord. The panel will not simply consider the number of nominations for a particular landlord – the specific examples provided in the nominations are important. The nominations will be read and visited. Winners and runners up will be chosen based on how well the information in the nomination fits with the ethos of each award.

Where and when is the awards ceremony?

The ceremony will take place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the Mercure St Pauls Sheffield City Centre.

What is the dress code for the ceremony?

The event is smart but not overly formal. You may feel comfortable in a suit/dress but black tie is not essential.

I’m interested in getting involved with the awards. Who do I contact?

Please contact Fiona Wain at


Landlord Awards Categories:

The Extra Mile Award

Regularly goes above and beyond what you’d expect from a landlord or agent.

Most Economically Responsible Landlord Award

This landlord or agent will be economical and ethically responsible, trying to promote and carry out recycling, saving heat loss with efficient heating and insulation, being involved in trying new techniques to help the environment such as solar panels etc.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

This landlord or agent will have effective and regular contact with tenants, ensuring tenants have a positive experience when signing for their rooms or properties. They will need to be responsive when there is a problem and leave the tenants with an overall positive and outstanding experience.

Landlord Working in Difficult Circumstances Award

This landlord or agent will provide great quality housing whilst working within a difficult situation such as working with a complex client group, working in a challenging area of the city or facing difficult barriers from clients, or partners.

Small Landlord Award

This landlord will have a portfolio of 10 properties or less, will manage their properties with a personal touch and have great tenancy management skills.

Outstanding New Development Award

This is for new build or refurbished properties/flats. They will be modern, offer value for money, encourage wellbeing, social activity, and offer support. This winner will also need to demonstrate having worked co-operatively with us.

Strategic Partnership Award

This is a special award for people who have a strategic partnership with the Council or offer services to the Council to bridge gaps within the housing stock in Sheffield. You can apply for this award if you live in or own a private rented solutions property, asylum properties, you help with tenant income maximisation, deal with antisocial behaviour or help us with low demand properties.

Snug Landlord of the Year

This landlord or agent will be Snug registered and work in partnership with the Council and Sheffield Hallam or Sheffield University. They will have excellent property standards and work to provide safe and comfortable housing for young people living away from home for the first time.

Letting Agent of the Year

The letting agent of the year must demonstrate transparency of fees and be part of the redress scheme. They must show that they have and are willing to work in partnership with us, offer guidance and support for tenants and have a good quality of housing on offer.

Special Recognition Award

The special recognition award will be voted for by officers within Private Housing Standards. They may be landlords who buy empty homes to help bring unused housing back into the private rented sector, or have an exceptional marketing programme. This award could be for someone who helps meet housing needs or fill gaps within the sector. Someone who has improved the standards within their property portfolio and has vastly improved their business, or someone who forges positive working relationships with us and other service providers.

Private Landlord of the Year

Overall winner picked from the categories above.

All properties will be expected to be of a high quality standard, and the landlords or agents must ensure communication with their tenants.

Landlords and agents will have a high quality of both their houses and their business.

Landlords and agents nominated will be inspected by an independent board of judges to ensure the quality of the housing is as described. Checks will be carried out to ensure any nominated agents or landlords don’t have any criminal records and have “fit and proper” status.

Event Details

  • 16th March 2017
  • Mercure St Pauls Hotel, Sheffield
  • 7:00pm – 1:00am
  • Welcome Drinks
  • 3 Course Meal and Drinks
  • Award Ceremony – Black Tie/Gowns
  • Dance floor and DJ
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Special Guests to be announced...

Cost of Ticket: £25.00 per person.

  • Modified: Jan 3, 2017 3:59:18 PM