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Our Code of Standards

1. Introduction

Introduction

 

Through our accreditation scheme (“the Scheme”), Manchester Student Homes (“MSH”) recognises and promotes student properties that are safe, secure, well maintained and well managed. In doing so, we recognise and promote those Landlords and Agents who offer a reliable service, who deal openly, honestly and respectfully with Students of our associated institutions (please see the MSH website for a list of such institutions) (“Students”) and who display a commitment to positive community relations through interacting with the Scheme, the local community and students.

This Code of Standards (“the Code”) sets out the standard of properties, practices and management required for accreditation under the Scheme. This Code reflects statutory and regulatory requirements and it also draws on examples of good practice from across the private rental sector. The Scheme also acts as a medium through which misunderstandings and disputes can be resolved, and provides Students with a valuable means to address any grievances.

The terms of this Code, alongside any other document or information referred to in it, govern the Scheme and must be complied with. 

The provisions of this Code can be found in Section One, with additional requirements for the voluntary ‘Accreditation Plus’ in Section Two. Section Three covers the additional requirements for the voluntary ‘International Friendly Standard. Section Four covers the means through which we will enforce the provisions of this Code of Standards as well as the sanctions that can be taken when non-compliance has been established. Procedures for resolving disputes can also be found in this section. Through registering with MSH, a Landlord and/or Agent accepts that he or she will be subject to the Code Enforcement and the Code Complaints procedure for the whole of the academic year in which he or she is accredited. Section Five covers the work of the ‘Landlord Working Party’ and Section Six covers ‘Legislation and Regulations’.

It is essential that you read the provisions of the Code and understand, agree to and accept its provisions before registering.

By submitting your details and information, you agree to MSH holding and processing your data for the purposes of the Scheme, advertising your property and dealing with any complaints made under the Code. MSH works closely with the local authority, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service, Greater Manchester Police and other organisations in the student housing sector. By submitting your details you consent to the sharing of your data, where necessary, with these organisations.

This Code is not signed by Students, and MSH is not in a position to take action against any Student; however, guidance in relation to acceptable conduct and standards is provided to Students on the MSH website, and we encourage all Students to act in an acceptable and responsive manner. In addition, disciplinary action may be taken by a Student’s institution should substantiated complaints be made to the institution in relation to off campus behaviour. 

Whilst part of the Scheme it remains the Landlord’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is familiar with, and abides by, all relevant regulations and legislation applicable to private rental properties. MSH accepts no liability for any loss resulting from information contained in, or omitted from this publication and the Scheme.

We hope that you experience the benefits of the Scheme and trust that you will continue to work with MSH, the Universities, and other partners, to ensure that Manchester remains an attractive place to study and live.

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Provisions of the Code

SECTION ONE - PROVISIONS OF THE CODE

 

1.1.    Co-operation and Engagement

        Landlords and/or their Agents will:

a.    co-operate with this Code;
b.    engage with all communications from MSH, which may include delivering key messages from structured MSH communications to Students on MSH’s behalf;
c.    act in a professional and courteous fashion at all times, and especially when communicating with Students, any individual who is affected in his/her place of residence or place of business by an accredited property and/or the Student/s living in it (“Neighbouring Residents”) and MSH;
d.    co-operate and engage with all Enforcement Activities, as detailed in Section Four of this document;
f.    record information including the address and size of the property, the number of Students in residence, the institution of study of each Student and whether each Student is an international student (that is, a student from outside of the European Union) or a home student (that is, a student from the UK or European Union) and supply such information to MSH on request. MSH will never request personal information e.g. names, date of births etc. in this regard and such data should not be shared with MSH;
g.     provide an initial response to any communication from MSH regarding accreditation or enforcement issues within 7 working days from receipt of the communication; and
h.    provide current and up to date contact details for a nominated person to respond to communications regarding accreditation and enforcement and details of an alternative person to be contacted at times of year when  the nominated person is unavailable.

1.2.     Positive community relations

Landlords and/ or their Agents will;

a.    engage with any relevant training, volunteering opportunities (where possible) or general interests sessions arranged by MSH;
b.    engage with any communications from MSH regarding issues affecting the local community; and
c.    engage with any appropriate initiatives regarding the environment and sustainability of the local community.

1.3.    Equal Opportunities

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    in the provision, advertising and letting of housing or associated services, and in the letting of contracts for services, no person or group of persons are discriminated against or are treated less favourably than any other person or group of persons because of their age, disability, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or sexual orientation.

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A. Obligations prior to the signing of a Tenancy Agreement

Obligations prior to the signing of a Tenancy Agreement

 

1.4.    Viewings, Offers and Agreements

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    any Student/s currently in residence is/are offered first refusal of the property before it is re-let, provided they have complied with the terms of their tenancy agreement;
b.    a Student who is interested in renting the property is given the opportunity to view the property, with due notice given to any existing Student/s or other tenant currently in residence;
c.    robust written procedures are in place for dealing with an assignment of tenancy where the Student/s wish/es to be released from the agreement pending a replacement tenant being found, such procedures must detail any charges or costs associated with re-letting the property which the Student/ will be liable for. Such procedures could be included within the tenancy agreement and/or must be provided to the Student and/or MSH on request;
d.    the property advert provides potential tenants with sufficient information about costs, fees and charges to enable them to compare the full cost of renting one property against another;
e.    all Information about charges provided in the property advert and other promotional material are full, accurate, clear, and not misleading;
f.    fees are accurately described in the property advert whether these are pre-tenancy or additional fees (see further point g below), and clear written information is provided by the landlord in addition to the advert about the nature and extent of the services being provided in return for such fees in order to allow the Student/s to take a view on the reasonableness of the fees and to decide whether or not they wish to proceed on that basis
g.    a Student who indicates that s/he wish to proceed with renting the property is provided with a tenancy agreement written in clear legible English. Such an agreement details all of the contractual terms under which the property is offered and does not include any clauses which would amount to unfair contract terms (guidance on this matter is available from the Competition and Markets Authority). Contractual terms include, but are not limited to:
•    the rental amount due to be paid, including the dates and method of payment, and whether a payment is charged for July and August  to retain the property without access ahead of the tenancy commencing (no later than 1 September) (“Retainer”) or  whether payment is charged for July and August at half of the monthly tenancy rental amount (“Half-Rent”), if Half Rent is charged then access will be provided, and the property must be habitable, from the start of the tenancy i.e. the date on which the Half Rent is paid(no later than 1st of July);
•    information as to who is responsible for the payment of all utility charges and Council Tax;
•    any pre-tenancy fees or charges are fully specified and detailed both in the property advert and the tenancy agreement including, but not limited to, administration fees, non-refundable holding fees, booking fees, reference fees, credit check fees, guarantor fees, registration fees, deposit protection fees, inventory fees and contract fees (“Pre-tenancy Fees”);
•    any charges or fees which may be levied during the course of the tenancy should be stated in the tenancy agreement and further information should be provided by the landlord to any prospective Student/s either on-line or in writing, such information to include, but not limited to, call out fees, inspection fees, check in and check out fees, rent reminder fees, telephone call fees, replacement key fees, legal fees, cleaning fees and the cost of re-advertising or re-letting the property. Where a cost cannot be calculated in advance a rationale for this should be provided. (“Additional Fees”);
•    all repairing responsibilities and timescales for completion - any agreed Pre-Tenancy repairs being clearly stated;
•    a robust clause that makes clear that nuisance and/ or anti-social behaviour by any party is not acceptable and to bring particular attention to this clause as well as the potential repercussions of any such behaviour;
•    the contact details for the Landlord and/or their Agent, including emergency contact details;
•    no clauses that would amount to unfair contract terms (guidance on this matter is available from the Competition and Markets Authority);
h.    any Student who indicates that they wish to proceed with renting the property is allowed at least 24 hours to consider the terms of the tenancy agreement, and to seek independent advice;
i.    no demand for deposits or rent will be made before a tenancy agreement is signed and exchanged;
j.    no demand for rent to be paid in cash and/or by post-dated cheque will be made unless this has been specifically requested by the Student/s and agreed by both parties in writing prior to signing the agreement. It is recommended the Landlords should offer a range of payment options;
k.    details of the fixtures, fittings, furniture and any electrical and/or cleaning equipment supplied with the property are either outlined in the advert or provided in writing to the Student/s before the tenancy is signed;
l.    the contract is written in plain English, reflects any changes in legislation or case law and is reviewed every two years. It is recommended that the contract template be either Crystal Marked or that the Landlord and/or Agent uses the Manchester Student Homes contract checking services;
m.    where a bills inclusive contract is offered the total rental price on the advert includes reference to the specific utilities being included with the rental price (“Bills Inclusive”). A breakdown of the total rent and the utilities covered and the cost of such utilities should be available on request alongside any fair usage policy that may apply/applies;
n.    where a separate agreement is entered into covering the cost of some or all of the bills applicable to the property, the  specific utilities  included are detailed on the advert in the property details section, this should include a breakdown of the utilities being offered and any fair usage policy that may apply. Any such separate agreement must be signed by all parties prior to the commencement of the tenancy;
o.    any works or repairs are agreed with the Students in advance of the commencement of the tenancy and are put in writing and detailed in the tenancy agreement with an expected end date for completion that has been agreed by both parties and is before the agreed move-in date;
p.    any payment taken to hold the property whilst administrative matters and the tenancy agreement are being completed (“Holding Payment”) is subject to a written Holding Payment agreement signed by both parties. This agreement will detail the following:
•    the full name, address and contact details of the Landlord and/or Agent;
•    the names of the payees;
•    the date the Holding Payment was paid;
•    the prospective tenancy to which the Holding Payment relates;
•    the terms and conditions under which the Holding Payment is held;
•    the conditions under which it will be refunded;
•    the amount and method of payment; and
•    the Holding Payment must be refundable or off-set against the deposit minus any reasonable charges for cancellation;
q.    where rent is paid in cash, a written receipt is always issued. Where rent is paid by other means, a receipt is  issued on request;
r.    where payments are made more than 7 days in advance of the start of the tenancy a receipt or acknowledgement in writing is issued; and
s.    where any Student who wishes to rent the property is required to nominate a guarantor, the liability of each separate guarantor for outstanding rent payments is limited to the individual share of the Student for whom the guarantor is acting. The total amount of liability for any guarantor will be specified in a guarantor agreement. If joint and several liability applies in respect of any damage or disrepair to common areas of the property this is made explicitly clear in any guarantor agreement.

1.5.    References

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    reasonable attempts are made to obtain references from a previous landlord, or a character reference is obtained from a responsible adult who does not have a family connection to the Student, for any Student who wishes to rent a property.

1.6.    Deposits

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all deposits are protected in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme, irrespective of the type of contract in place;
b.    the prescribed information regarding the Tenancy Deposit Scheme is provided to the Student within 30 days of taking the deposit; and
c.    if the last payment of rent has been collected with the first payment of rent (in addition to any deposit paid), the monies collected for the last payment of rent will only be used for the purpose of payment of that month’s rent and not for any other purpose such as disrepair or damage.

1.7.    Start of Tenancy 

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    access is provided to the property from the first day of the tenancy unless otherwise agreed with the Student/s in writing. Where access on this day is not possible and this has been agreed with the Student/s in writing, a pro-rata rent re-payment that reflects the number of days of the tenancy that the Student/s has/have been denied access will be made to the Student/s;
b.    that keys are provided to the Student/s for any external and internal doors and windows;
c.    a detailed inventory is carried out at check-in; where possible in the presence of the Student/s; the inventory states the condition of the property, the fixtures, furniture and fittings, and does not simply list of them, where possible, photographic or video evidence is used; and
d.    the inventory is signed and dated by the Student/s and the Landlord and/or Agent and a copy is provided to the Students.

1.8.    State of Repair at the Start of the Tenancy

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    any work to essential services or work that affects the safety or security of the property is fully completed prior to the agreed move-in date;
b.    any pre-tenancy works or repairs agreed with the Student/s are completed before the tenancy commences;
c.    all properties are clean and have working appliances and serviceable furniture; and
d.    any old furniture/appliances/carpets are removed from the property and disposed of correctly.

1.9.    Planning Permission

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    any planning permissions necessary for the property have been secured.

1.10.    Ensuring Possession

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all statutory notices seeking possession are served at the appropriate time on the Student/s or tenant/s currently residing at the property to make sure that the property is available for occupation by the incoming Student/s.

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B. Obligations relating to the management of the Tenancy

Obligations relating to the management of the Tenancy

 

1.11.    Information provided to Student/s renting a property

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    a welcome pack is provided, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
•    Student responsibilities to the property, including Health and Safety obligations, and responsibilities to the community and the environment, stressing the importance of avoiding excessive noise and anti-social behaviour;
•    the repair-reporting procedures and the Landlord and/or Agent’s anticipated response times;
•    the refuse collection services and days the bins are collected, along with information on the importance of correct recycling;
•    guidance on where to find the Gas Safety certificate, HMO License (if applicable), Energy Performance Certificate and annual portable appliance testing (PAT) certificate; and
•    guidance on how to operate any central heating/hot water/fire detection systems/ alarms/appliances;
•    guidance on the causes of condensation and its prevention;
b.    a copy of the MSH Code of Standards and MSH Guide is provided to the Student/s. This can be done through a link on the owners’ website, by giving the Student/s information about where the information is on the MSH website, or a paper copy can be given to the Student/s. Any web links must display the correct MSH web address in a clear manner;
c.    Student/s is/are provided with alternate contact details in case of an emergency where the Landlord and/or Agent will be unavailable for a period of more than 24 hours.

1.12.     Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:
a.    in the event of any anti-social behaviour by Students in relation to the property, that is, conduct that has caused or is likely cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person or  conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises or conduct capable of causing housing related nuisance or annoyance to any person, which may include, but is not limited to, excessive noise levels, direct harassment or environmental issues (“ASB”), Landlords will use reasonable endeavours to intervene with a view to ending the ASB at/or in relation to the property and ensure that the Students are treating the property and its environs in a responsible tenant-like manner;
b.    in cases where the intervention proves unsuccessful, s/he contacts MSH for assistance. MSH may provide assistance by seeking further guidance from statutory and non-statutory agencies which may intervene;
c.    s/he advises Students against engaging in ASB and the possible consequences of engaging in any such action, including but not limited to, disciplinary action taken by the Student’s institution of study, notices served by the local authority (including equipment seizures) and/ or eviction proceedings;
d.    s/he takes reasonable action to prevent and/or reduce ASB by Students residing in his/her property;
e.    all Students are aware of what to do should they experience ASB and how they should report such behaviour to the Landlord and/or Agent and the MSH Neighbourhood Helpline (details of which are on the MSH website);
f.    s/he provides assistance in resolving the issue to any Student who complains of suffering ASB;
g.    advice is sought, in the first instance from MSH, as soon as concerns are raised about ASB being perpetrated by a Student living in his/her property, their cohabiters, or visitors to the rented property;
h.    any Student engaging in ASB in relation to the property is given a written warning and a record of this and any other action taken is available on request;
i.    any behaviour related to drug dealing, racial harassment, hate crimes, physical or sexual violence, or any other criminal behaviour is reported to the police;
j.    Neighbouring Residents have the contact details of the Landlord and/or Agent and are aware that they may complain under the MSH Code of Standards;
k.    where the neighbours of the property have been historically affected by ASB from previous tenants, preventative steps are taken, such as engagement with the Student/s, MSH and Council initiatives, to ensure that the prospective Student/s is/are aware of sensitivities arising from this. Evidence of these preventative steps are produced on request;
l.    guarantors or next of kin are not contacted about incidents of ASB unless an emergency arises or contact is required in relation to recovering costs arising from damage to the property and only where the next of kin is a guarantor and all attempts to reclaim the costs from the Student/s have failed. Next of kin should not be contacted about such costs unless s/he is acting as a guarantor to the tenancy; and
m.    any contact from MSH regarding the ASB of  Student/s in his/her property is responded to in writing within 7 working days and outlines the steps that have been taken to manage this behaviour.

1.13.    Access

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    when access is required to the property, Students receive notification of the date, time and purpose of the visit not less than 24 hours in advance (except in emergencies).

1.14.    Repairs and Maintenance

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    the following repairs completion performance standards are usually achieved:
•    Priority One - Emergency Repairs: any disrepair that poses a risk to the health and safety of the Student/s, serious damage to the property or serious damage to Student’s belongings will be completed within 24 hours of the defect being reported;
•    Priority Two - Urgent Repairs: repairs to defects, which materially affect the comfort or convenience of the residents will be completed within five working days of the defect being reported; and
•    Priority Three - Non urgent, day to day repairs: reactive repairs not falling within the above categories will be completed within 28 working days of the defect being reported;
b.    due notice is given to Student/s when any maintenance work or planned, cyclical works are carried out (such as gas appliance servicing, electrical inspections and related works, fire detection and equipment servicing, gutter and window cleaning, and exterior and interior painting);
c.    contractors and trade persons remove all redundant components/debris from the site on completion of any works, and that any damage to the decoration of the property is repaired following the works; and
d.    where contractors or trade persons have been used, completed work is inspected to ensure that it has been carried out to a reasonable standard.

1.15.    Management of Disputes

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    any queries, complaints or difficulties raised by a Student or his/her representative are responded to professionally and promptly;
b.    a response in writing is provided within two weeks of receiving correspondence from Student/s or their representatives;
c.    any settlements and/or agreements reached are honoured within four weeks of the settlement being made; and
d.    any dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties is referred to MSH to be investigated under the Code Complaint provisions (see Section Four).

1.16.    Legal action

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    if s/he is contemplating taking legal action against a Student and/or any guarantor, s/he will use all other means of settling the dispute, including, but not limited to, mediation and arbitration, prior to issuing proceedings against the Student and/or guarantor.

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C. Obligations surrounding the end of the Tenancy

Obligations surrounding the end of the Tenancy

 

1.17.    End of Tenancy

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    All Student/s are issued with clear written guidelines relating to the vacation of the property, including but not limited to, cleaning, payment of bills and the return of keys;
b.    A check-out inventory is undertaken, preferably in the presence of the Student/s and the Student/s is/are provided with a copy of that inventory. Damage or any charges for cleaning of the property and its environs are noted in writing;
c.    the landlord must have a robust procedure in place to ensure that at the end of the tenancy all, utility accounts are finalised, meters readings are recorded and where relevant that students have provided forwarding addresses to the utility companies so that any historic debt associated with a tenancy does not cause disruption to the new tenants. Deposits should not be withheld pending copies of paid final bills;
d.    all deposits (or balances on deposits) are returned to any Student that has resided in the property within 28 days of the end of the tenancy, or in accordance with the respective tenancy deposit scheme being used to protect the deposit(s);
e.    a clear communication is sent to the Student/s to inform them of the return date of the deposit (or balance);
f.    the Student/s is/are issued with a detailed breakdown of any deductions made from the deposit and evidence of any additional costs claimed; and
g.    all rubbish is removed from the exterior of the property by the Student/s. Should the Student/s fail to remove such rubbish the Landlord and/or Agent will do so and shall engage with MSH on any recycling or waste disposal activities necessary.

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D. Other provisions relating to the property and basic property standards

Other provisions relating to the property and basic property standards

 

All Landlords and/or Agents will adhere to the Manchester City Council Standards for HMOs.

1.18.    HMO Licensing (Houses in Multiple Occupation)

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    a current HMO licence is in place, or an accepted application for a HMO licence is under consideration, where HMO mandatory licensing applies (under Part II of the Housing Act 2004), and, that those properties meet or will comply with licence conditions within the timescales specified;
b.    MSH is informed if a particular condition of the HMO license is different to a requirement of this Code of Standards; and
c.    a copy of a current license is lodged with MSH at all times.

1.19.    The Environment and Community

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all properties are provided with adequate refuse disposal facilities:
•    properties of more than 6 occupants have a large container bin for general waste (these can be purchased from the local authority); and
•    Student/s are instructed to return all refuse containers within the boundary of the property on the day of collection and to present all refuse containers on or before the correct day of collection.
b.    all properties are provided with adequate external recycling bins;
c.    all properties are provided with containers for the internal sorting of recyclable materials (i.e. glass and plastic, paper and cardboard, food waste);
d.    all Students are aware that if any form of fly tipping (dumping) takes place, the Landlord and/or Agent will contact the local authority;
e.    the exterior of the property, including boundary walls, paths and gardens, are properly and safely maintained, in accordance with Housing Health and Safety Rating System (“HHSRS”), so as not to detract from the appearance of the area;
f.    regular inspections are carried out to ensure that the refuse collection point is free from litter or waste and that the exterior of the property is being maintained;
g.    no ‘To Let’ signs are erected within the boundaries of the property; and
h.    Neighbouring Residents of the property have the contact details of the Landlord and/or Agent and are aware that they can make complaints under the MSH Code of Standards.

1.20.    Energy Efficiency

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all properties are provided with, as a minimum, hot water tank and pipe lagging, and adequate insulation to roof void areas;
b.    any refurbishment of the property includes energy efficient measures;
c.    any light bulbs provided at the start of the tenancy are A-rated; and
d.    all properties have a valid Energy Performance/Environmental Impact Certificate (EPC).

1.21.    Risk Assessment

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    nothing in the construction, layout, or installation of the building, equipment, furnishings, or fixtures and fittings, present a hazard to the health, safety or wellbeing of Student/s and visitors, as defined under HHSRS; and
b.    risk assessments are undertaken and any findings acted upon to limit the likelihood of a hazard under HHSRS occurring, and to limit the potential of harm to Student/s and visitors.

1.22.    Fire Safety

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    the property has the appropriate level of fire safety/protection. The level of fire safety/protection required for the property is dependent upon the number of storeys the property has and the number of people living in the property;
b.    all properties have an up to date written fire safety risk assessment which should be updated annually, all requirements resulting from the assessment have been acted upon, and relevant responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 have been fulfilled;
c.    each kitchen is fitted with a fire blanket manufactured to BS EN3 1869:1997;
d.    all exit routes within a property, such as hallways, landings and staircases (so far as they are under the control of the Landlord and/or Agent, as far as is reasonably practicable, are maintained as safe and unobstructed, so as to enable evacuation of the property in the event of fire, and have suitably sited smoke detectors;
e.    all final exit doors can be easily opened from the inside without requiring the use of a key;
f.    internal doors are of sound construction and are close fitting to the frame; and
g.    they are familiar with the LACORS Guidance on Fire Safety and take effective steps to implement this guidance (2008).

1.23.    Gas Appliances

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    the supply of gas, all means of use and any alterations or repairs to gas appliances or installations comply with the current Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations;
b.    all gas appliances are serviced annually by an engineer endorsed by the Gas Safe register, and a record of the service is kept;
c.    an annual gas safety check, proved by way of a certificate, is carried out;
d.    Registered Gas Safe technicians carry out all repairs to gas supply pipe work and appliances;
e.    a copy of a current Gas Safety Certificate is lodged with MSH at all times; and
f.    a sufficient number of audible carbon monoxide alarms are placed in appropriate locations (see below). Alarms are to be marked EN 50291 and also have the British Standards' Kite mark or another European approval organisation's mark on it. The optimal locations are on the wall in rooms containing gas appliances, less than 0.8 m from the ceiling (‘The Sitting of Domestic CO Alarms’, page 34, the Health and Safety Executive).

1.24.    Electrical Installations and appliances

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    an adequate number of electric sockets are provided in the property in appropriate locations;
b.    an approved (NICEIC or similarly approved) electrician certifies all electrical wiring installations as safe, and future inspections are carried out as recommended on the certificate;
c.    all repairs and improvements to electrical wiring are carried out by an approved electrician and comply with the current regulations; any components used in repairing electrical wiring installations comply with the International Standard;
d.    a copy of a current Electrical Safety Certificate/Periodic Inspection Report is lodged with MSH at all times;
e.    an approved electrician is used to install those appliances that require a direct connection to the electrical installation, such as cookers, showers and storage heaters;
f.    all electrical appliances provided by the Landlord and/or Agent are functioning in accordance with manufacturers’ operational limits and are capable of being operated in a safe manner; and
g.    all electrical appliances provided by the landlord are visually inspected before the start of the tenancy for signs of wear and tear. A portable appliance test (P.A.T.) certificate for each appliance is obtained every 12 months.


1.25.    Liquefied Gas/Paraffin Heaters and Appliances

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    no form of bottled gas or paraffin heaters are provided at the property.

1.26.    Lighting and Ventilation

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all properties have adequate lighting, particularly in the communal areas and especially on internal staircases; and
b.    properties are well ventilated.

1.27.    Communal Areas

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    a handrail is fitted on all internal and external staircases, which consist of three or more steps.

1.28.    Heating

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all habitable rooms are heated and have controls that allow separate use and programming of heating and hot water, including a programmer/timer and room thermostat; and
b.    thermostatic radiator valves are fitted to radiators where possible.

1.29.    Security

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    external doors are of a solid core timber or metal framed UPVC construction, or specialist laminated security doors in which all glazing is either wired or toughened laminated glass. These doors are fitted with a five lever mortise deadlock, with a thumb turn release, conforming to BS 8621:2007 and cylinder conforming to BS EN 1303;
b.    door frames are strong and well secured to the jambs;
c.    ground floor and upper storey windows accessible from ground level are of sound construction and fitted with window locks. Where key operated locks are fitted, keys are available to Student/s;
d.    escape windows are fit for purpose and able to open without the use of a key;
e.    all houses and ground floor flats have a burglar alarm with a 20 minute cut out and a nominated key holder;
f.    all other flats have a secure door entry system available;
g.    external PIR security lighting (motion activated security lighting) is installed to cover more vulnerable areas and concealed spaces;
h.    the boundaries of the property are physically delineated by way of robust and well maintained walls or fencing;
i.    gates at the side or rear of the property are securely fitted and adequately bolted to prevent opening from the outside;
j.    hedges around external doors and windows are kept trimmed low to avoid providing screening for burglars; and
k.    where the property had been subject to unauthorised entry, whether forced or un-forced, advice is sought from Greater Manchester Police regarding security provision. At the request of MSH, a security inspection of the property may be facilitated by MSH and/or Greater Manchester Police.

1.30.    Furniture and Storage Space

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    all furnishings are clean and in reasonable condition and comply as appropriate with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended);
b.    all rooms in the property are adequately furnished for the purpose intended and adequate storage space is provided for the number of Students in the property; and
c.    all bedrooms are of an appropriate size.

1.31.    Kitchen Facilities

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    each kitchen has facilities for the storage (including fridges and freezers), preparation and cooking of food which is suitable for the number of occupants. Normally, this means that there is a 5 to 1 ratio of occupants to kitchen facilities (for example, more than 5 Students have 2 cookers, 2 sinks etc.). Further guidance can be requested from the local authority.

1.32.    Toilet and Personal Washing Facilities

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    there are adequate facilities for the number of occupants. This means there is a ratio of 5 to 1 for Students to toilet and washing facilities; and
b.    the facilities are in a condition that can be maintained in a clean and hygienic state. A washable floor covering is provided and the facilities are adequately ventilated.

1.33.    Hygiene

Landlords and/or their Agents will ensure that:

a.    the property is provided with serviceable cleaning equipment, including, but not limited to, vacuum cleaners, mops and buckets, toilet brushes and holders, at the start of the tenancy.

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E. Fit and Proper Person Declaration

Fit & Proper Person Declaration

 

MSH requires all Landlords and Agents to be Fit and Proper Persons, as defined below:

1.34.    A Landlord and/or Agent will not be deemed to be a Fit and Proper Person if they have been involved in or have been convicted of:

a.    any offence involving fraud or dishonesty, or violence or drugs or any offence listed in Schedule 3 to the Sexual Offences Act 2003;
b.    unlawful discrimination on any grounds whatsoever, including, but not limited to sex, colour, race, ethnic or national origins or disability; and/or
c.    contravention of any provision of the law relating to housing or of landlord and tenant law; (including any civil proceedings that you have lost).

1.35.    In addition, during the last 5 years the following cannot be true of the Landlord or Agent, nor any current or former Agent:

a.    been refused a licence or had a licence removed for any property in relation to HMO, additional or selective licensing under the Housing Act 2004;
b.    been found by a local authority to have acted otherwise than in accordance with any Code of Practice approved under Section 233 of the Housing Act 2004;
c.    been in control of any property on which the local authority has carried out work in default;
d.    been in control of any property, which has been the subject of an interim or final management order or a special interim management order under the Housing Act 2004; and/or
e.    been subject to any enforcement activity brought by the Council, Police or Fire authorities.

1.36.    All Landlords and/or Agents declare themselves and their Agents (as appropriate) Fit and Proper Persons upon registration. If MSH becomes aware that a Landlord or Agent does not meet the definition set out above their accreditation will be revoked.

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F. Change to circumstances

Change to circumstances

 

1.37.    Landlord and/or Agents must inform MSH immediately of any change to circumstances which may affect their accredited status.

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2. Accreditation Plus Standards

Section two - ACCREDITATION PLUS STANDARDS

 

2.1.    All Landlord and/or Agents who have registered under this Code are given the status of ‘Accredited Landlords’.

2.2.    MSH offers a higher level of accreditation called “Accreditation Plus”, which a Landlord and/or Agent can apply for at any time. An application is available on the MSH website or available on request.

2.3.    Once an application is received, MSH will assess the application against the following criteria:

a.    does the Landlord and/or Agent have clear and robust procedures in place for all aspects of their business, including such areas as: sign-ups, deposits, repairs and maintenance, complaints and disputes, rent arrears, fire and floods;
b.    does the Landlord and/ or Agent demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development through attendance at appropriate training events within the sector?;
c.    does the Landlord and/or Agent  provide evidence of their participation in professional activities in the private rental sector either locally or nationally. Such participation would include active membership of professional associations and attendance of forums and events?;
d.    the Landlord and/or Agent does not charge fees outside of the rent or a deposit;
e.    the Landlord and/or Agent does not charge a Retainer over the summer without providing access to the property; and
f.    the Landlord and/or Agent  commits to at least 10 hours of volunteering through the MSH volunteering programme within his/her area of business as defined by MSH.

Landlord and/or Agents should read the application guidance carefully, which is available on request.

2.4.    Landlord and/or Agents awarded Accreditation Plus status will receive preferential advertising treatment on the MSH website. Subject to the Landlord and/or Agent re-registering and re-confirming their acceptance of this Code on an annual basis, accredited status will be retained for three years, subject to Code Enforcement (see Section Four).

2.5.    Landlord and/or Agents must tell MSH immediately of any circumstances which may affect their A plus accredited status

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3. International Friendly Standad

Section three - The International Friendly Standard

 

3.1.    MSH offers a property standard uniquely geared towards International Students (that is those Students from outside of the U.K and the European Union).

3.2.    Landlords and/or Agents can apply for this higher level of accreditation which will then allow for your property to be displayed on a searchable list of International Friendly Landlords and/or Agents and you will be able to use the International Friendly MSH icon on your own material in relation to the property/ies for which s/he is accredited.

3.3.    The standard will be promoted by MSH to International Students within those institutions which subscribe to the Scheme.

3.4.    Once an application is received, MSH will assess the application against the following criteria:

The Landlord and/or Agent will ensure that:

a.    there is no requirement for guarantors to be UK based;
b.    there is no requirement for full rent to be paid upfront for the year, instead rent will be paid on either monthly or termly payment schedules;
c.    clear and easy to understand information on any additional fees or charges that may be applied is provided to the Student/s ahead of the tenancy; and
d.    s/he provides orientation to the area and a welcome pack which includes key information such as emergency contacts and what to do in an emergency, local transport information, safety information etc.

To be eligible for the International Friendly Standard Landlords or Agents must complete an application form and sign the relevant declarations. An application form is available on request from MSH and on the website.

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Code Enforcement

Section four - CODE ENFORCEMENT

 

4.1.    Enforcement of the Code is an essential aspect of the accreditation scheme; for accredited status to have value there must be consequences for non-compliance. At the same time, enforcement will be flexible and responsive to particular situations and will give Landlords and/or Agents the opportunity to put things right.

4.2.    This Code will be enforced proactively with inspections and assessments, and reactively by investigating complaints received from Students and Neighbouring Residents.

4.3.    Landlords and/or Agents must provide an initial response to any communication from MSH regarding accreditation or enforcement issues within 7 working days from receipt of the communication.

4.4.    Landlords and/or Agents who fail to comply with requests from MSH concerning code enforcement as detailed below may be suspended from the Scheme until MSH receives a satisfactory reply. Should no response be forthcoming within 14 working days MSH reserves the right to remove Landlords and/or Agents from the Scheme.

4.5.    Landlords and/or Agents will be subject to the enforcement of provisions relating to tenancy management and landlord practice, across their entire portfolio of properties.

4.6.    Enforcement of property standards will only be applied to properties that have been registered with MSH.

 

Property Inspections

 

4.7.    MSH will inspect all Landlords and/or Agents at least every three years, with at least 10% of all accredited properties being inspected each year.

4.8.    The allocation of inspections will be ‘risk based’; new Landlords and/or Agents, Landlords and/or Agents who have not been inspected in three years, or Landlords and/or Agents previously found to have been non-compliant in any area are more likely to have their properties inspected.

4.9.    Where a property is found to be non-compliant the Landlord and/or Agent will be informed and remedial action will need to be taken within a reasonable timeframe, which will be set following negotiations between MSH and the Landlord and/or Agent.

4.10.    Accreditation and the advertisement of all properties belonging to a Landlord and/or Agent may be suspended until remedial action has been taken.

 

Paperwork Inspections

 

4.11.    MSH will inspect all Landlord and/or Agents at least every three years, with at least 10% of all accredited properties being inspected each year.

4.12.    The allocation of inspections will be ‘risk based’; new Landlords and/or Agents, Landlords and/or Agents who have not been inspected in three years, or Landlords previously found to have been non-compliant in any area are more likely to have their properties inspected.

4.13.    When Gas Safety Certificates, Electrical Safety Certificates/Periodic Inspection Reports and HMO Licenses expire MSH must be provided with copies of the new documentation. If the documentation is not forthcoming within seven working days of renewal, the advertisement of all properties belonging to the Landlord and/or Agent will be suspended until copies have been provided.

4.14.    Accreditation and the advertisement of all properties belonging to a Landlord and/or Agent may be suspended until remedial action has been taken.

 

Management Inspections

 

4.15.    When conducting property inspections MSH will speak to Students and ask questions relating to the Landlord and/or Agent’s management of the tenancy under this Code.

4.16.    Accreditation and the advertisement of all properties belonging to a Landlord and/or Agent may be suspended until remedial action has been taken.

 

Code Complaints

 

4.17.    The Code Complaint procedure:

a.    provides Students with a right of action when something goes wrong;
b.    gives Students a means of having their grievances addressed;
c.    encourages remedial action on the part of Landlord and/or Agents;
d.    resolves disputes between Students and Landlords and/or Agents; and
e.    enforces compliance with this Code.

4.18.    Students are entitled to raise a complaint with MSH about any aspect of their tenancy, the rented property or interaction with the Landlord and/or Agent. Neighbouring Residents are entitled to raise a complaint with MSH about any matter relating to the property which may have an effect on Neighbouring Residents.

4.19.    The Code Complaint procedure is as follows:

a.    a student or Neighbouring Resident may contact MSH for help and advice to resolve the problem informally in the first instance;
b.    all complaints must be addressed to MSH in writing and be submitted along with any supporting documentation. Complaints should be made as soon as possible after the event being complained about;
c.    MSH will then review the complaint and assess whether it falls within this Code:
•    if a complaint falls outside this Code, MSH will explain this to the Student or Neighbouring Resident and, where possible, will provide relevant support and advice in how to go about resolving the issue; or
•    if the complaint falls within this Code, MSH will commence an investigation, as outlined below;
d.    MSH will contact the Landlord and/or Agent to outline the nature of the complaint and invite a formal response from the Landlord and/or Agent within 7 working days:
•    if the Landlord and/or Agent does not respond within 7 working days, they will receive a reminder, if no response is forthcoming within 7 days of that reminder, their accredited status may be suspended or revoked; or
•    if the Landlord and/or Agent responds, the investigation will continue;
e.    if appropriate, MSH may offer to mediate between the two parties to reach a mutually agreed solution;
f.    MSH will consider all the statements and evidence put forward by the parties and will determine whether a provision of this Code has been breached:
•    if a provision of this Code has not been breached, MSH will contact both parties in writing and explain why the complaint has not been upheld. If the Student or Neighbouring Resident is dissatisfied with this outcome they have the right to request that decision is reviewed by the Manager of MSH within 30 days of being notified of the outcome. The Manager will inform both parties in writing of the outcome of the review. Following which, they are entitled to appeal to the Code Tribunal (see Section 4.25 – 4.36 below) within 30 days of notification of the outcome of the Manager of MSH’s review; or
•    if a provision of this Code has been breached, MSH will contact both parties in writing and explain why the complaint has been upheld. If the Landlord and/or Agent is dissatisfied with the outcome they have the right to request that the decision is reviewed by the Manager of MSH within 30 days of being notified of the outcome. The Manager will inform both parties in writing of the outcome of the review. Following which, they are entitled to appeal to the Code Tribunal (see Section 4.25 – 4.36 below) within 30 days of notification of the outcome of the Manager of MSH’s review;

4.20.    If a breach of this Code has been established, and a Student or Neighbouring Resident’s complaint upheld, MSH will consider the following factors in recommending enforcement action:

a.    how serious was the breach of this Code?;
b.    was there a risk or actuality of harm to the Students or Neighbouring Residents?;
c.    have any statutory or contractual rights been breached?;
d.    have any statutory regulations been breached or laws been broken?;
e.    is there any action that can be undertaken by the Landlord and/or Agent to bring about a satisfactory outcome to the complaint?;
f.    has such action already been taken and has a satisfactory outcome been achieved?;
g.    has the Landlord and/or Agent fully cooperated with MSH in the investigation?;
h.    how does the Landlord and/or Agent intend to prevent non-compliance in the future?

 

Enforcement Action

 

4.21.    All breaches of the Code of Standards are recorded against the Landlord and/or Agent within the accreditation scheme. Repeated non-compliance will be treated seriously and may result in suspension and/or removal from the scheme.

4.22.    A breach of the Code will result in one or more of the following outcomes:
a.    no further action
•    the breach will be recorded against the Landlord and/or Agent in the accreditation scheme. A record of non-compliance will result in greater scrutiny through inspections and may result in more serious enforcement action should complaints be received in the future;
•    no further action may be taken if the established breach of this Code is minor and the Landlord and/or Agent is taking/has already taken steps to rectify the breach and any harm or damage arising from it; and
•    the decision to take no further action may be dependent upon the following conditions:
-    a probation period may be imposed; and/or
-    specific training may be required; and/or
-    specific remedial action may be required.
b.    a warning may be issued to the Landlord and/or Agent:
•    the Landlord and/or Agent will be warned in writing in relation to the specific breach of this Code and that any further breaches, whether a continuation of the current problem or a new further breach, will result in a full review of their accredited status;
•    a warning may be issued where the Code breach is serious or when the breach is minor but the Landlord and/or Agent has a poor record with the Scheme and the Landlord and/or Agent has agreed to take steps to rectify the breach and any harm or damage arising from it; and
•    conditions may be attached which will govern the continuation of the Landlord and/or Agent’s accredited status such as:
-    a probation period may be imposed; and/or
-    specific training may be required; and/or
-    specific remedial action may be required.
c.    ‘Accreditation Plus’ status may be downgraded or suspended permanently or for a specified period of time:
•    if the Landlord and/or Agent holds accredited status under the ‘Accreditation Plus’ scheme, this higher level of accreditation may be withdrawn or suspended;
•    downgrading or suspension of ‘Accreditation Plus’ may occur when the breach of the Code is serious, or the Landlord and/or Agent has a poor record within the accreditation scheme, or the breach means that the Landlord and/or Agent no longer fulfils ‘Accreditation Plus’ criteria; and
•    conditions may be attached which will govern the suspension and/or return to ‘Accreditation Plus’ status such as:
-    a probation period may be imposed; and/or
-    specific training may be required; and/or
-    specific remedial action may be required.
d.    revocation of accredited status under the Scheme permanently or for a specified period of time:
•    the Landlord and/or Agent will no longer hold MSH accreditation, cannot claim to do so, and cannot access any services offered by MSH, including, but not limited to, property advertising. Any current advertising will end with immediate effect;
•    revocation of accredited status may occur when the breach of the Code is serious, when the Landlord and/or Agent is unable or unwilling to rectify the breach, when the Landlord and/or Agent has a poor record within the accreditation scheme, when the conditions of an earlier warning have not been met, or when conditions imposed as part of an earlier warning have not been complied with; and
•    If the revocation is for a specified period of time, conditions may be attached which will govern any future return to the accreditation scheme  such as:
-    a probation period may be imposed; and/or
-    specific training may be required; and/or
-    specific remedial action may be required.
e.    revocation of accredited status under the Scheme, permanently or for a specified period of time, along with referral to the local authority, and notification to all stakeholders: 
•    the Landlord and/or Agent will no longer hold MSH accreditation, cannot claim to do so, and cannot access any services offered by MSH, including but not limited to property advertising. Any current advertising will end with immediate effect;
•    revocation of accredited status and referral may occur when the breach of the Code is serious, when the Landlord and/or Agent is unable or unwilling to rectify the breach, when the Landlord and/or Agent has a poor record within the accreditation scheme, when the conditions of an earlier warning have not been met, or when conditions imposed as part of an earlier warning have not been complied with, and when it is in the interests of the local authority and a stakeholder or stakeholders to be informed;
•    MSH will communicate the revocation of Landlord and/or Agent’s accredited status and the reasons for such revocation to the local housing authority, the universities, student unions, Students and other Accredited Landlords and/or Agents as appropriate through the following means:
-    local housing authority: will be informed by email to the relevant officer or department when the breach of the Code also raises statutory obligations or powers which the local housing authority has jurisdiction over;
-    Student Unions: will be informed by email to the relevant executive officer.
-    Other Accredited Landlords and/or Agents: will be informed through the regular email updates from MSH;.
-    Students living in the Landlord and/or Agent’s properties: will be informed by email or in writing;
-    Student body: will be informed by email to the student communications teams at the universities. Decisions will only be broadcast so widely when there is a significant risk to the welfare of Students or the reputation of MSH and/or the universities and/or
-    The universities: will be informed by email to senior staff. Decisions will only be brought to the attention of the universities when there is a significant risk to the welfare of Students or the reputation of MSH and/or the universities.
•    If the revocation is for a specified period of time conditions may be attached which will govern any future return to the accreditation scheme  such as:
-    a probation period may be imposed; and/or
-    specific training may be required; and/or
-    specific remedial action may be required.

4.23.    Any and all enforcement action is carried out at MSH’s discretion and each case will be decided on the facts available to MSH at the time. The examples above are for guidance purposes only and should not be relied on.

4.24.    MSH reserves the right to make any enforcement action public through any means.

 

Appeal

 

4.25.    Should the Student or the Landlord and/or Agent be dissatisfied with the outcome of a Code Complaint, they are entitled to request a review of the decision by a Code Tribunal.

4.26.    The Code Tribunal will consist of the following individuals: MSH Manager, Chair and Vice-Chair of the MSH Consultation Committee, Community Officers from the Student Unions of The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University; and an officer from Manchester City Council; and a Landlord with no previous involvement or interest in the case.

4.27.    The nature and extent of the appeal will be at the discretion of the Chair of the Tribunal.

4.28.    The Tribunal will normally conduct the appeal by way of a review of all of the documentation and representations. An oral hearing will not be held unless, in all the circumstances, the Chair of the Tribunal considers it necessary to do so.

4.29.    Any request for a review should be sent within 30 days of the written notification of the outcome of the Manager of MSH’s review of the decision.

4.30.    A request for a review should be in writing, and should include all the representations that the Student or the Landlord and/or Agent wish to be considered by the Tribunal. Any supporting documentation should be submitted at the time of the request.

4.31.    Upon receipt of the request, the Tribunal will be convened.

4.32.    MSH will be provided with copies of the review request, representations and supporting documents and will be asked to provide a response.

4.33.    The Tribunal will then consider the documentation and may ask specific questions or invite further representations from either party. All parties must respond to the Tribunal within the time frame specified in the request.

4.34.    The Tribunal will inform both parties in writing of the outcome of the appeal. The Tribunal may recommend such action and impose such conditions as are reasonable and appropriate in all the circumstances.

4.35.    The decision of the Tribunal is final.

4.36.    The Tribunal may suspend or terminate an Appeal where:
a.    the appeal is received out of time;
b.    MSH has made a reasonable offer to settle the complaint and the Student or Landlord and/or Agent has refused it. In these circumstances, the Tribunal may ask MSH to repeat the offer for a certain period of time;
c.    the Student or Landlord and/or Agent has repeatedly failed to comply with time limits set by the Tribunal, or has unreasonably delayed in the conduct of the Appeal;
d.    the Student or Landlord and/or Agent has acted aggressively, offensively, abusively, or unreasonably persistently, or has made unreasonable demands in the conduct of the Appeal;
e.    the Appeal has no real prospect of success;
f.    the Student or Landlord and/or Agent can no longer be contacted; or
g.    there are other good reasons for doing so.

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Landlord Working Party

Section Five - LANDLORD WORKING PARTY

 

5.1.    All accredited Landlords are entitled to apply for membership of the MSH Landlord Working Party (“LWP”) which meets three times per year.

5.2.    The LWP provides a forum for consultation and offers Landlords the opportunity to make suggestions to MSH and input into ideas for Landlord events.

5.3.    For further information about the LWP, please see the MSH website.

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Legislation and Regulations

Section six - LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS

 

Legislation

 

6.1.    The following is a non-exhaustive list containing details of some of the legislation applicable to this Code of Standards:

•    The Law of Property Act 1925 (c.20)
•    Occupiers’ Liability Act (1957)
•    Defective Premises Act (1972)
•    Protection from Eviction Act (1977)
•    Building Act (1984)
•    Landlord and Tenant Act (1985)
•    Landlord and Tenant Act (1987)
•    Housing Act (1988)
•    Environmental Protection Act (1990)
•    Housing Act (1996)
•    Housing Act (2004)
•    The Clean Neighbourhoods & Environments Act (2005)
•    The Immigration Act (2014) 
•    Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014) 
•    Consumer Protection Law for Letting Professionals (2014)

 

Regulations

 

6.2.    The following is a non-exhaustive list containing details of some of the regulations applicable to this Code of Standards:

•    The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended)
•    The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
•    General Product Safety Regulations 1994
•    The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994
•    Institution of Electrical Engineers Wiring Regulations
•     Consumer Rights Act 2015Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005
•    The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006

6.3.    It is the Landlord’s and/or Agent’s responsibility to ensure he/she is familiar with the relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to private rented property. MSH will not accept liability for any loss to any person or third party resulting from information contained in or omitted from this publication.

 

Further Guidance

 

6.4.    The following guidance applies to the Code of Standards:

•    LACoRS Guidance on Fire Safety (2008)
•    Competition and Markets Authority (previously Office of Fair Trading) - Guidance on Unfair Terms in Tenancy Agreements (2005)
•    Electrical Safety Council - Landlord’s Guide to Electrical Safety
•    Department for Communities and Local Government – Top Tips for Landlords
•    MSH Management Toolkit

 

If you require any further information about MSH, our background, or this Code, please visit our website, send us an email or give us a call.

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