Rate Your Landlord Awards 2022


The 2022 Rate Your Landlord winners were announced at the awards ceremony at Leeds University Union last night. It was great to be able to celebrate Leeds’s exemplary student landlords together for another year.

Nicola Brown, Unipol’s Assistant Chief Executive, introduced the event by giving an update on how Rate Your Landlord has developed since its launch in 2016 and thanked all nominees for their dedication to providing well-managed, safe, and comfortable student accommodation. This was the 6th Rate Your Landlord Awards ceremony, and this year a record number of reviews were submitted to the Rate Your Landlord website!

This year’s new student Exec Teams at LUU and LBSU hosted the evening and had the pleasure of announcing the winners of each category. Winners were decided based on the overall score they received in their individual category.

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The winning landlord with 10+ properties reviewed is Steve and Carol Rowley – Lingard Bell Ltd.

The joint winning landlords with 2 – 9 properties reviewed are Graham Nichols and Mohammed Ikhlaq – Fab Student Homes.

The winning landlord with 1 property reviewed is Alan and Nina Johnson.

The winning purpose build provider is Downing Students.

The winning purpose built student accommodation building is St Marks Residences – University of Leeds.

The provider with the most improved score is iQ Student Accommodation (Leeds).

The winning Managing Agent is Ashfield Properties (Leeds) Ltd.

The winner of the Special Recognition Award for the most caring landlord during the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year is Sue Michaels – Leeds Student Houses.

And last but definitely not least, the Landlord of the Year 2021-22 is Steve and Carol Rowley – Lingard Bell.

This award winner was chosen by LUU and LBSU officers and was based on the overwhelming number of outstanding comments tenants wrote about Steve and Carol.

A huge well done to all of the winners!

When you’re house hunting this year, make sure to keep a look-out for the Rate Your Landlord logo – all ratings on the website are submitted by student tenants, so you can be certain to get an authentic review you can trust!