The STAA has appointed Quality in Tourism (QIT) to carry out accreditation for properties operating in the homestay environment. Accreditation is annual to ensure consumers are protected and properties are fit for purpose.
The accreditation is straightforward and requires hosts to complete an online application form, make payment and email copies of insurance documents to Quality in Tourism.
QIT will then organise for an assessor to visit the home to make checks before awarding a Safe, Clean and Legal™ accreditation for 12 months if you pass.
Some hosts will be required to get accreditation to market your home with a specific agency or platform and this may be part of your fees already or they may ask you to apply directly.
Via partnership with the STAA, QIT is working with short-let companies to assure the quality of their delivery and is used as an impartial benchmark to validate your operations and demonstrate to consumers you work to the required set of industry standards. This is a great mark of quality and can be a good marketing tool to ensure consumer confidence in your business.
For company accreditation you will go through a company process and standards review and a % of your properties will be inspected to be awarded Safe, Clean and Legal™ accreditation for 12 months as a company.
The accreditation requires operators to complete an online application form, make payment and email copies of insurance document to Quality in Tourism. QT will organise for an assessor to visit the property after which a property will be awarded Safe, Clean and Legal™ accreditation for 12 months.
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Take a look at the recent press article in the Evening Standard relating to the Government-backed scheme launching next month which will allow short-let hosts to apply for national accreditation, as the industry attempts to stamp out unscrupulous landlords.