Organisation and management



About us


Liverpool Student Homes is the only official university service which helps students to find good quality private accommodation in Liverpool. The service is owned and managed by University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is endorsed by their respective Students' Unions.


LSH operates the only accreditation scheme in Liverpool for private student accommodation, called the LSH Standards. Private accommodation providers voluntarily register with the scheme and make a commitment to meeting the criteria required for accreditation. This includes quality and safety requirements for their properties and ensuring that they run their business in the correct way.


LSH advertise the largest choice of accredited private student accommodation in Liverpool with over 26,000 bed spaces advertised on the website every year. The accreditation scheme aims to offer students a wide choice of quality accommodation and a means of redress, using a formal complaints procedure, if something goes wrong during their tenancy.



Properties we advertise


There is a wide choice available including rooms in large student developments, studio flats, shared houses of all sizes & homestay properties (living with the owner). We advertise individual rooms, as well as whole properties to rent. You can search the property database quickly and easily on the accommodation search page.



Is LSH a letting agent?


No. The service is University-funded and not-for-profit. We offer free, confidential housing-related advice and support to all students studying at our stakeholder institutions.


Properties that are advertised by LSH have been registered by private landlords and have met the criteria set out in the accreditation scheme - the LSH standards. These standards are in place to protect students from poor housing conditions and raise the quality of student accommodation across Liverpool.



What are the LSH Standards?


The LSH Standards are the requirements of the LSH accreditation scheme. The scheme exists to ensure that registered landlords and agents manage and maintain their properties to a good, safe standard for student tenants.


Find out more about LSH Standards accreditation