Report: International Students and Factors Affecting Accommodation in the UK

Universities are preparing to welcome their second pandemic cohort but the international education sector seems far from a pre-pandemic sense of ‘normal’. Read more

National Codes Newsletter - August 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring new information on COVID-19, a special edition the UK Student Accommodation Forum, and new complaint case studies. Read more

How to Rent Guidance

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has recently clarified the legal position with regard to this guidance and its application to the PBSA sector. Read more

National Code Responds to Government Consultation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

The Government are consulting on PEEPs in High-Rise Residential Buildings following recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report Read more

Athena Hall Re-Instated

Following confirmation that Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are content with the fire management arrangements that Collegiate AC have put in place at this development, the Co-Chair's of the National Codes' Audit Panel have agreed to lift the suspension of Athena Hall. Read more

National Codes Newsletter - July 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring information on how to participate in the Accommodation Cost Survey, the latest from Unipol Training and Events, and updated How to Rent Guidance from MHCLG. Read more

Code Consultation Now Closed

The consultation has now closed and the outcomes will be discussed by the Codes Consortium when it meets in September Read more

National Codes Newsletter - June 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring an update on the Code Review, an Accommodation Cost Survey Preview, and the latest from Unipol Training and Events. Read more

Non-Educational Code Review Update

A revised review timetable for the Non-educational Code is available to view Read more

National Codes Newsletter - April & May 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring the upcoming UK Student Accomodation Forums and information on Mental Health First Aid training, and confirmation of the location for this years City-wide visits Read more

National Codes Newsletter - March 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring new Government guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in housing and an update on our National Code occupancy levels research project Read more

New and Late Buildings 2020 - Overview

An overview on the response to late buildings from the sector in 2020. Read more

National Codes Newsletter - January 2021

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring information on the Code renewal deadline, new buildings and the late buildings protocol, and the outset of the UK Student Accommodation Forum 2021 programme Read more

National Codes Newsletter - December 2020

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes - featuring the headline results from the PBSA/University Communications Survey Read more

Purple Frog and Student Digs Removed from Membership

Both of these accommodation providers were referred to the Codes Tribunal as a result of not having paid their membership fees. The Chair has considered the evidence and has agreed that they be removed from membership. Read more

The Cube, Bolton

On the anniversary of the fire at The Cube in Bolton, the National Codes issue the following news item Read more

Paragon Site, West London

The National Codes have been made aware with issues at this site. Read more

National Codes Newsletter - October 2020

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes Read more

Congregational Federation and Portsmouth Student Accommodation Suspended from Mebership

These two providers, who operate accommodation in Nottingham and Portsmouth, have been suspended from the National Code by the Codes' Audit Panel for failings identified during visits Read more

Incident at Marsden House, Leeds

Responjse from the National Codes Read more

National Codes Newsletter - September 2020

Stay in the loop with the latest news and updates from the National Codes Read more

Latest Members Letter

Details of the new co-chairs of the Audit Panel, changes to governance procedures to allow for the suspension of individual buildings, an update on new buildings coming on line for 2020-2021, and how the complaints system is dealing with Covid-19 rent refunds and collection of personal possessions Read more