To register a property with us, it does not require accreditation, but where the property does have one of the following we will display this on the website. The four accreditations you might see are as follows:

UUK (short for Universities UK) – Members of the code must be a University, and must meet the terms of the code of practice which includes one for accommodation. The University of Sheffield University accommodation falls under this code of practice.


National Code – A voluntary code for large development student accommodation where the providers meet a code of standards. For further information, click here.


GISH (Green Impact Student Homes) – a voluntary scheme run by the University of Sheffield and the National Union of Students to encourage landlords to make environmental improvements to their properties to make them more energy efficient and sustainable. Landlords with GISH accreditation are advertised higher on our property listings.




Snug – A scheme run by Sheffield City Council to approve and inspect student accommodation. From the 2018/19 academic year all properties marketed to Students on the Smart Move Sheffield website will be accredited by Snug. Resident Owner properties are not required to be Snug approved.