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Graham Awards


The scores are in and the Landlord Of The Year is....

We’re delighted to announce that Elaine Kellington from Kelso in the Scottish Borders is winner of the Landlord Of The Year award from home insurance provider HomeProtect. 

The award was created to find landlords who go above and beyond in offering a fantastic standard of living for tenants.

Judges included our own Marc Da Silva, editor of Landlord Today, plus the founder of Marks Out Of Tenancy, Ben Yarrow, and the HomeProtect chief executive Mark Eastham.


HomeProtect’s search began by asking tenants to share their real-life landlord experiences and to nominate those they saw fit of winning the award. The nominations were narrowed down to a 10-person shortlist. 

With her own mortgage consultancy and industry experience spanning four decades, Elaine’s passion for housing and property is clear. Since becoming a landlord 10 years ago, Elaine has welcomed over 30 tenants into her impressive portfolio of homes.

“I pride myself on developing a balanced relationship with my tenants, combining business acumen and professionalism with being approachable and setting clear procedures and lines of communication. I also believe it’s important to have a flexible mind set and the ability to understand and empathise at times” explains Elaine.

HomeProtect’s Mark Eastham says: “On behalf of the team I’d like to say congratulations to our winner Elaine. I’d also like to thank everyone who got involved as the quality of nominations has been phenomenal with many tenants getting in touch to say just how grateful they are of the outstanding service their landlord provides. I can confidently say our first Landlord of the Year Award was a tremendous success.”


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