Accreditation scheme for student accommodation landlords set to be a big hit

14 May 2012 Categories: News

Accreditation scheme for student accommodation landlords set to be a big hit

A new accreditation scheme dedicated to student accommodation landlords is to be advertised over the coming month by way of a series of road shows. The scheme, which is the brainchild of the ‘Accommodation For Students’ website in partnership with Unipol, the charity dedicated to improving the standards of student accommodation, already has over 200 landlord members but the founders say thousands more will show interest when given the facts at the road shows.

Co-founder and director of AFS, Simon Thompson, recently commented on the scheme and the upcoming road shows saying; “By providing service standards that cover all key areas of student accommodation, the AFS/Unipol Code provides peace of mind to students and parents. Accredited landlords, identified by our ‘thumbs up’ logo on the website, will be preferred by our customers. The road shows will also explain all the other elements of the scheme that are beneficial to them.”

Uniquely, accommodations belonging to landlords seeking accreditation will be physically checked by an independent professional assessor before accreditation is granted, and follow up checks will be made every three years when membership to the scheme comes up for renewal.

The series of road shows begin today in York(8th) before moving on to Liverpool (10th), Cardiff (18th), Exeter (23rd), Edinburgh (28th) and Hull (29th).Brighton andBirmingham are still to be finalised.