Winchester Shared Housing Accreditation Scheme

Winchester City Council's accreditation scheme was launched in 2003.At that time it was specifically aimed at landlords wishing to market and advertise properties for rent to students through Student Housing Services at Winchester University. The current scheme is still primarily aimed at this sector of the housing market in Winchester, but has been broadened to cater for other landlords who predominantly let multiple occupation accommodation on a shared type basis, and may wish to have their property accredited in order to demonstrate that they are providing safe, high quality and well managed houses for tenants.

Application to join the scheme is voluntary subject to applicants meeting the 'fit and proper' requirement and is a service provided by the City Council of which the key features cover both legal and non legal obligations for landlords.

Attached at the bottom of this page is the Winchester Shared Housing Accreditation Scheme booklet which provides guidance on the scheme standards which are required in order for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) property to become accredited.