A North East affordable housing provider has been named top landlord in the UK.
Home Group, which is the fourth biggest housing provider, came out on top after a public vote in which it was up against more than 1,500 UK landlords.
The group was selected as one of the UK’s top ten landlords by a panel of sector experts, before clinching the top title.
The panel said: “Home Group is an excellent ambassador for larger housing associations, active on every front, developing in difficult areas and feeding into the national debate at the highest level.”
Home Group was also recognised for its financial strength, customer service and development programme, which will see more than 7,000 new homes built in the next five years.
Mark Henderson, Home Group chief executive, said: “It’s fantastic that Home Group has been chosen as the top UK landlord. The judges’ comments reflected our commitment to improving people’s lives through innovation, reliable services and access to affordable homes.”