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WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

 

Accreditation means being officially recognised, accepted or approved of. Achieving accreditation demonstrates that a criteria has been met and can give reassurance.

 

 

HOW DOES ACCREDITATION APPLY TO STUDENT ACCOMMODATION?


Landlords and agents can choose to voluntarily sign up to an accreditation scheme. In doing so they are making a commitment to meeting the requirements of the scheme.

 

Liverpool Student homes operates the only accreditation scheme for private student accommodation in Liverpool. The scheme is called the LSH Standards. If you rent an LSH accredited property you can expect the following from the landlord/agent:

 

Ensuring that the property is safe:

Provides gas and electrical safety certificates for each property and ensures that these are renewed when required.

Provides fire/smoke alarms and equipment.

Has carbon monoxide monitors, where there is gas in the property.

Has suitable security measures in place.

 

Legal and correct business practices:

Carrying out responsibilities detailed on the tenancy agreement.

Running their business in the correct way.

Doing what is required by law.

 

Good standard of customer service:

Arranging repairs within a reasonable timescale.

Being courteous and respectful to their tenants.

 

The LSH Standards can be viewed in more detail here

 

 

HOW DOES RENTING AN LSH ACCREDITED PROPERTY HELP STUDENTS?


By choosing an accredited property, you can be reassured that the landlord or agent has successfully met the quality and safety criteria for their accommodation.

 

If at at any point during the tenancy you think that the landlord or agent is falling short of their responsibilities outlined in the LSH Standards, you have a formal means of redress. If your attempts to resolve issues with your landlord have not been successful, you can raise a complaint with LSH and we will investigate the problem. All advice given is strictly confidential and we will only contact the landlord or agent on your behalf if you have given us permission to do so. To raise a complaint please contact us here.

 

Our housing advisors are not legally trained, so you may be signposted to a legal professional or other agencies, if required.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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