National Codes Newsletter - October 2020

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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

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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

National Codes Newsletter - August 2020

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Complaints About Rent Refunds

Some guidance has been issued to Code members about how the Codes' complaints system is operating in respect of such complaints Read more

Late New and Refurbished Developments Protocol

The protocol that Code members are asked to follow with respect to late buildings has recently been updated in anticipation of delays caused as a result of Covid-19 issues. Read more

Student Living Removed from Code Membership

This provider's suspension has been made permanent Read more

Information and Advice on Coronavirus in Student Accommodation for Housing Suppliers

Following a number of requests some information and advice has been put together. Read more

The Fire at the Cube in Bolton

Following this serious fire it has been decided by the Codes Consortium to put further information into the public domain dealing with the background to this supplier, checks made to the standards within the building and references to documentation obtained as part of the verification considerations. Read more

New Unipol Training Events

Some new events have been arranged that may be of interest to staff working within the PBSA sector Read more

Code Review

The Review Group that was created to oversee the process of reviewing the Code for Non-Educational Establishments met for the first time on January 30th, 2020. Read more

Student Living Suspended

This provider, with a large development in Nottingham, has been temporarilly suspended from membership following a verification visit. Read more

Fire Safety in Universities - Letters from the Department for Education

The Secretary of State wrote to Vice-Chancellors asking them to review the safety of their students in both their teaching and living accommodation. On 22nd November 2019 a clarifying Briefing Note for Information was issued. Documents available here together with a commentary. Read more


On 3rd October 2019 Unipol announced that it was conducting an investigation to ensure that where members have a late building they have complied with the requirements of the Code. The investigation is reported here Read more

Suspension from Membership

Student Living have been suspended Read more

Unipol Training Events

2 Events that would be of interest to staff working in the PBSA sector Read more

A New Suspension from Membership

Niche Homes have been suspended from membership of the Code for Non-Educational Establishments Read more

Consultation on New Health and Wellbeing Standards

The National Code is launching a consultation on adding a new section into the Code recognising the importance of wellbeing and mental health support Read more

Suspension and Removal from Membership

One provider has been removed from membership of the Code and another has been suspended Read more

Suspensions Lifted

Two providers previously suspended from the Code have been re-instated Read more

Annual Report 2018

The twelfth report on the operation of the ANUK/Unipol National Codes is now available to read. Read more