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Private Sector Housing

We have an accreditation scheme for the off-campus accommodation we advertise. This means landlords have agreed to follow a certain code of conduct to ensure the fair and efficient management of their properties, and that they meet all health & safety requirements. 

The prospect of finding yourself private accommodation doesn't have to be a daunting task. Of course it seems like that when you start, as students often feel under pressure to make a quick decision without enough information to base those decisions on.

We have an accreditation scheme for the off-campus accommodation we advertise. This means landlords have agreed to follow a certain code of conduct to ensure the fair and efficient management of their properties, and that they meet all health & safety requirements. 

The University of Chichester Landlords Code of Practice compliments and extends the Chichester and Arun Landlords Accreditation Scheme and has particular reference to the shared student housing market. 

Have a read through our Private Sector brochure for more information. 

Studentpad

All available properties are listed on Studentpad, you can search for properties by entering your criteria on the 'Property Search' page. Available properties to rent will be shown meeting your initial criteria.

As a student, you can raise the quality of housing by insisting landlords raise and maintain their standards by joining the accreditation scheme. Do not risk renting an unaccredited property!

Chichester and Arun District Councils operate an accreditation scheme to encourage owners and landlords to raise and maintain the quality of their flats or houses.

We work together with these organisations to ensure that rents remain within reasonable limits for students. Only accredited properties will be advertised on the University accommodation website.

Information for Landlords

The University accepts registration for three types of student accommodation.

  1. Student shared houses
  2. Private Home (resident landlord, student rents a room on a self-catered basis)
  3. Homestay (resident landlord offers catered accommodation)

More information for Landlords.

Student shared houses

Must meet the local authority Accreditation standards. The Accreditation Scheme has been designed by Chichester and Arun District Councils to give professional, reliable landlords the credit they deserve, and to distinguish their properties from the rest.

Please note: The Accreditation Scheme requires landlords to meet the standards for all rental properties in their ownership, held within the Chichester and Arun Districts.

Only accredited houses are being marketed by the accommodation office. As well as having a market advantage, accredited landlords can make full use of our standard tenancy documentation and support.

Private Home accommodation

A popular option, particularly in the Chichester area. Property is limited to two students. If you wish to let more than two rooms, you will be expected to comply with the local authority Accreditation scheme.

Homestay accommodation

This accommodation is used by our International Short Programme Unit (ISPU). Hosts are required to live within a 4 mile radius of the Bognor Regis Campus. The University is always keen to secure new homestay hosts. Limited to two rooms per property.

For further information please contact us at accommodation@chi.ac.uk