Local Authority Licensing Survey

The National Codes have launched a survey seeking feedback from Code members on exemptions from licensing and discounts awarded. Read more

HMO Licensing: Getting it Right

What the Code for non-educational establishments requires with respect to HMO licensing and recommendenations for how to comply with these. Read more

Scabies Guidance

Advice for providers who encounter a scabies outbreak in their developments Read more

National Codes Student Experience Conference 2024

The new must-attend event for managers and operational staff delivering front line services in purpose-built student accommodation Read more

The Ten Cities Rent Survey is now available

The Report capture the latest data on rents in purpose built student accommodation across 10 core university cities, and seeks to understand the factors driving steep increases Read more

Renters Reform Bill Latest Update

With the bill getting a second reading on Monday 23rd October we look at what impact it may have on students Read more

Government Outlines Next Steps for Review of HHSRS

DLUHC has published a summary report on the outcomes and next steps for the review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Read more

Huddersfield PBSA being Repurposed for Asylum Seekers

167 tenants had to find alternative accommodation as their flats have been taken over by the home office to house asylum seekers. Read more

Publication of the Code of Practice for the Remediation of Residential Buildings

DLUHC have published Code of Practice for the remediation of residential buildings. Read more

Information on New and Late Buildings 2023

A reminder for members of the Non-educational Code of the requirements for New and Late Buildings under the Code. Read more

Educational Code Consultation Now Live

The ANUK/Unipol Educational Code is currently under review. Read more

Living Black at University Report and Commission - National Code Update

See how the Codes are supporting the work of the Living Black at University Commission Read more

Changes to International Student Visas Announced

The Government has announced restrictions on some student visa routes. Read more

Renters Reform Bill Published with PBSA Exemption

On Wednesday 17th June the Government introduced the Renters (Reform) Bill to Parliament. Read more

Information Sharing Guide for Universities and PBSA

The Governments Higher Education Support Champion Professor Edward Peck, with the support of Unipol and CUBO, has published an Information Sharing Guide for Universities and PBSA Read more

Unipol Chief Executive

The trustees of Unipol Student Homes have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Read more

HEPI Blog: The latest developments in student accommodation

There are significant housing shortages throughout all segments of society within the UK. There is a point where students will also be affected by supply problems – why would they be exempt? Read more

Government Outlines Financial Support Offer for Students

The Department for Education (DoE) have released details of financial support for students in light of the ongoing cost of living crisis. Read more

Eldon Court, Leeds (Latest update 5th June)

Eldon Court, operated by Northend Management, has been suspended from the National Codes following a Prohibition Notice served by fire services. Read more

New Self-Assessment Questionnaire Platform Launched

Members of the Non-educational Code will now benefit from an upgraded self-assessment and administrative system for membership management. Read more

Scottish Government PBSA Research Report and Findings

This report, along with its findings, have now been published and a link is included in the text below Read more

Government Publishes Consultation on Building Safety Levy

DLUHC has launched a consultation seeking views on the design and implementation of the Building Safety Levy. Read more

2022 Annual Report to Government

This year the Report has been substantially reformatted to provide a useful reference document about the PBSA sector and the Codes with commentary on sector issues. Read more

Why there should be no surprises about the growing student housing shortages

The Chief Executive of Unipol wrote a blog on the Higher Education Policy (HEPI) website in November summarising trends in the student housing sector that was resulting in student housing shortages in many University towns and cities. Read more