The Nottingham Standard for Landlord Accreditation

The Nottingham Standard 

Supported by Nottingham City Council, The “Nottingham Standard” is an accreditation mark for landlords that guarantees a minimum standard for privately rented housing across the city.

The Nottingham Standard brings unity to accreditation in the city by incorporating the two schemes operating in the city, DASH and Unipol, under one certification mark that creates an overarching minimum standard for privately rented accommodation across the city.

Landlords already accredited through DASH or Unipol are able to use the Nottingham Standard accreditation mark.

You can check to see if your landlord is accredited under the Nottingham Standard mark by checking with the Unipol Code (if you are a student) or the DASH Code (for other privately rented accommodation)

The Nottingham Standard does NOT replace the DASH and Unipol schemes. DASH Landlord Accreditation (formerly EMLAS) accredits all types of private rented sector landlords; Unipol Student Homes accredits only student properties.

What Accreditation is

Accreditation is a set of standards relating to the management and condition of privately rented accommodation.

Landlords who join a scheme and who meet the standards are 'accredited'. Accreditation schemes are voluntary and there is no obligation on landlords to join,  however, accredited landlords show a commitment to providing good quality, well managed accommodation.

Unipol Student Homes are a national not for profit organisation that is dedicated to improving standards of student accommodation and ensuring you get the best choice.

Unipol work in partnership with Nottingham City Council and run the student accreditation scheme the Unipol Code for Nottingham.


If you are a student in Nottingham then you are recommended to rent a property that is accredited. This will give you peace of mind and provide assistance should you run into any problems as Unipol will work with you and your landlord to resolve any issues that you may come across.

Nottingham City Council work in partnership with Unipol Student Homes, a national student housing charity and recommend that you rent from a landlord or agent accredited under one of the Unipol's Codes. To find one of these properties please visit their website. https://www.unipol.org.uk/nottingham/accommodation#


Is Your Landlord Accredited?
Use our property search facility to check whether a property is registered to a Nottingham Standard accredited landlord.

Using the accreditation mark, we are able to market the Nottingham Standard to new and existing tenants, allowing them to seek out responsible landlords. A property search allows tenants to check if a property is registered to an accredited landlord. 

For general enquiries about the Nottingham Standard, please contact Nottingham City Council. For specific enquiries about membership of DASH Accreditation Services or Unipol Student Homes, please contact the relevant organisation:

DASH Landlord Accreditation 

Linda Cobb

Telephone: 01332 640324 Email: linda.cobb@derby.gov.uk

Unipol Student Homes, Nottingham

Faye Swanwick

Telephone: 0115 934 5023 Email: f.swanwick@unipol.org.uk


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