The Best Progressive Social House HMO Investor award looks to reward investors who take pride and care in the social housing HMOs they offer, looking to balance a profitable investment with a safe and comfortable home. This award looks for those who can balance financial sustainability with social and environmental sustainability, providing good homes for those who have fallen on difficult times, whilst also making strong financial sense.

The Best Progressive Social House HMO Investor award lead judge: Paul Shamplina

Judging Criteria

  • The decision for why you chose the area to invest in social housing.
  • Any considerations that are taken into account when renovating the property, what level of quality it was done to, and any aspects of design that you believe are particularly important.
  • The profitability of some of the more recent projects.
  • The decision behind which social housing management company was chosen, why they were chosen, and any due diligence carried out.
  • Any design/renovation decisions to make the property more environmentally sustainable, or increase the longevity.


Basic information required:

  • Applicant Name
  • Company Trading Name
  • Contact Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Website

Company information required:

  • Description of the portfolio (region, number of units, target market, and how long you’ve been operating)

Award specific information required:

Thinking about some of your more recent properties…

  • Why did you choose to invest in social housing, and why did you choose the areas you have?
  • When renovating the property/properties, what level of quality were they done to?
  • Is there any aspects of design you believe are particularly important? Is there anything you’re particularly pleased with?
  • When renovating the property/properties, was anything done to make the property more environmentally sustainable (lowering bill costs, for example)? Was anything done to make the property require less maintenance, or more durable?
  • Please provide a profitability overview of the property/properties, showing the up front costs, and ongoing/future returns, alongside any potential future costs.
  • What considerations were taken into account when choosing a social housing management company? Did you carry out any due diligence?
  • What impact do you feel you’re making in the social housing HMO sector?
  • Anything else that you think is relevant to this nomination?