Part of the criteria for receiving a five-year HMO licence is to be accredited through an approved scheme.

Approved schemes

Accreditation schemeApplicable licences
National Residential Landlord Association (NRLA)Mandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)Mandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
Accreditation & Training for Landlords & Agents (ATLAS)Mandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS)Mandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
DASH Landlord AccreditationMandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
SafeagentMandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
iHowzMandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA)Mandatory, Additional, and 257 licences
National CodeStudent halls
Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA)257 licences

Other schemes

We are happy for other accreditation schemes to approach us if they feel they also meet the criteria.

If you are accredited through a different scheme, we are also happy to consider this, please get in touch with the team.

To contact the team please email: hmo.licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

More details on the criteria required can be found on this page: Additional Licensing of HMOs – Appendix 8 – Policy for landlords and agents.