How to Join
To apply for membership of either of the ANUK/Unipol National Codes, simply complete the declaration form and the property schedule that appear on the final two pages of the relevant Code document. There are two ANUK/Unipol Codes; one for accommodation owned or managed by educational establishments and one for accommodation owned or managed by non educational establishments. However, because in some situations - especially where student accommodation is provided in partnership between a provider of services and an educational establishment - it is not easy to decide which party is managing/controlling the accommodation, a framework of test questions has been developed to determine which of the two Codes is most appropriate. This framework is included in the code documentation which can be obtained below in PDF format.Since 2012 members of both Codes have been asked to re-sign the relevant declaration form covering a three year period, so existing members were last asked to re-declare their desire to be part of the Code at the end of 2014. All new members who joined after the start of 2015 will remain in membership until December 2017, regardless of when during that period they join.The membership fee varies depending on the number of bed spaces that are being managed and the way in which complaince with the Code is verified (for members of the Educational Establishments Code, only). The membership fee is payable on an annual basis and is set by the Committee of Management at its November meeting. For 2017 the fees are as follows (all figures are exclusive of VAT): Existing members of both Codes (who are verified externally) with less than 575 bed spaces, £625; Existing members with 575 or more bed spaces, £1.10p per bed space; New applicants to either Code (who are verified externally) with less than 500 bed spaces, £625; New applicants with 500 bed spaces or more, £1.25 a bed space. In addition, all new applicants are required to pay an additional fee of £200 for the first calendar year that they apply to join; Members of the Educational Establishment Code who are verified via a Peer to Peer System pay either the minimum fee of £625 OR at £0.72p a bed space if they have 870 or more bed spaces. Any new applicants wishing to join the Educational Establishment Code and not be externally verified will be charged either the minimum fee or £0.90p a bed space, if they operate 695 or more bed spaces.
Before applying you need to ensure that you apply for membership of the correct Code. Once your forms (and fee payment) have been received then the National Codes Administrator will contact you with details of the assessment and verification procedures. In the first instance you will be asked to complete a self-assessment questionnaire. Once that has been returned then your membership application will be considered as being 'live' and, at that stage, it would only be possible for an applicant to withdraw from the membership process if they, a)cease to manage student accommodation that falls within the scope of the relevant Code; or b)are removed as a result of action taken through the complaints and tribunal procedures.Membership will only then be granted following a successful verification visit to one or more of the developments that you manage, which will usually take place within 30 days of the SAQ being returned.Click here for the membership flow chart
The National Code of Standards declaration form and property schedule for both the ANUK/Unipol Codes can be found below.
Declaration Form 2017 (educational establishments)Declaration Form 2017 (non-educational establishments)Property Schedule
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