Council housing firm named top landlord

Berneslai Homes Construction Services operatives.
Berneslai Homes Construction Services operatives.
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A company which looks after council housing in South Yorkshire has been named as one of the top landlords in the country.

Berneslai Homes, set up by Barnsley Council in 2002 to manage its housing, came fourth in a poll to find the top 10 social housing landlords in 24 Housing, the magazine for housing professionals.

Experts came up with the top 50 and readers then voted for the best 10.

Chartered Institute of Housing president Paul Tennant, a competition judge, said Berneslai Homes showed ‘a desire and passion to meet the needs and aspirations of a wide range of customers’.

It was also praised for focusing on residents and community projects.

The judges said: “It’s a mix of the solid and the exciting.

Berneslai chief executive Helen Jaggar said: “Our ethos is excellent value for money services with tenants at the heart of what we do and we’re very proud that this approach has been acknowledged at a national level.”