Landlord insurance clients interested in the student accommodation business should take a look at a new accreditation scheme. The new scheme has been launched to establish benchmark standards in student accommodation to provide reassurance to students and their parents. The people behind it are UNIPOL and AFS. UNIPOL is a charity working nationally to improve standards in student housing and AFS runs a search engine for student homes. A code of practice combines landlord training with verification visits.

The scheme is voluntary and aims to set standards that are easily understood by people using the AFS website to look for accommodation. If you are thinking about entering this market it could be worth checking it out.

For more information visit www.unipol.org.uk/afsunipolcode

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