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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE A PLACE TO STAY FOR STUDENTS?

 

 

When landlords choose to rent out rooms within the property where they reside, this is known as a 'Homestay'. It is typically viewed as a ‘home away from home’ for students living away for the first time or international students looking to stay with a host to improve their language skills and learn more about British culture.

 

Homestay tend to offer more flexible terms, for example, shorter contracts and meals included. This will depend on what the landlord is willing to offer and the requirements of the student.

 

It is also good practice for homestay providers to be DBS checked.

 

If you would like more information on becoming a Homestay provider please contact us.

 

Download a factsheet about taking in a lodger and your obligations.

 

 

HOMESTAY PROVIDERS AND THE LSH STANDARDS


 

The LSH Standards contain a number of common sense undertakings to enable Homestay providers and their guests to agree to do business together. These undertakings are designed to be achievable by both owners and guests without significant expenditure of time and money and without prejudice to their legal rights.

 

Please read full LSH Standards for Homestay providers carefully to decide whether you are able to give your full commitment. If you feel that as a Homestay provider you comply with all the clauses of the LSH Standards, then you may apply for your property to be accredited.

 

Sanctions will be taken against Homestay providers who sign up to the LSH Standards and are found to be in breach of its clauses. The publication contains the details of the sanctions and how breaches of the code are reported.

 

Section 4 of this publication sets out the responsibilities that might be expected from your guests. You should be aware that the LSH Standards is not signed by guests.

 

 

BENEFITS OF THE LSH STANDARDS


 

  • This proves to students that you have given a commitment to quality and service
     
  • You and your guests will benefit from good standards of housing management practice
     
  • Misunderstanding and disputes will be reduced
     
  • Where problems do occur they can be resolved effectively and quickly

 

THE AIMS OF THE LSH STANDARDS


 

  • To improve the quality of accommodation and the choices that students have when it comes to finding suitable accommodation
     
  • To encourage good practice in management and maintenance
     
  • To provide an effective marketing tool for homestay providers who give a commitment to quality

 

We hope that you will find this initiative useful and trust that you will continue to work with us to ensure that Liverpool remains an attractive place to study and live. The LSH Standards will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Please fill out the form below and press "Submit". We welcome all your comments whether they are good or bad."



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