Accommodation Code of Practice
The Housing Act 2004 introduced licensing for houses of multiple occupation in England and Wales. Higher education institutions are exempted from licensing providing they sign up to a code of practice that has been approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The Universities UK Code of Practice for University Managed Student Accommodation and information about other codes can be found at:
Promotional material for the Code at:
Student website about the code: http://www.thesac.org.uk/