House hunting in Bradford 2017-The Story So Far

12/11/2017

Take your pick of quality student homes available through Unipol

Unipol launched the largest number of accredited bed spaces in one place for the students of Bradford on Monday 6th February. You are able to compare all types of properties in different areas and shortlist your favourites from the comfort of your sofa - our website is fully compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktops.

 

House Hunting Launch

Students were given an early access invitation to view the Unipol website two days before the launch of house hunting on 6th February 2017. The May tabloid and the updated House Hunting Guides were delivered to students in Halls and off-street houses to help them make an informed choice of accommodation.

The story so far

The site remains busy with 13,653 property searches and 23,879 adverts viewed so far in 2017. Since the start of house hunting on 6th February up to the 11th December there have been 6,796 visits with 4,488 being unique. Use of the website via a mobile phone has increased by over 12% on last year.

House hunting 2017 started strongly, there was a further surge in interest following the summer break, as students waited until they returned to Bradford before finding their next home.  We also had interest from International and Erasmus students who required accommodation in September.

A new student survey was carried out in October & November, below are the results from this survey.

Bradford Students Autumn Survey - October/November 2017

In Oct 2017 we carried out one of our regular surveys in Bradford to ascertain where students are choosing to live, who they are living with, how they go about house hunting and their knowledge of the Code. Below is a brief summary of the results.

91.3% of participants study at University of Bradford, with 7.1% at Bradford College.

Around a third  (33%) were in their 2nd year of study, with 30.4% in Year 1, 28.6% in Year 3 and the remainder were year 4, 5 or postgraduates.

Accommodation

Cost of accommodation was rated as ‘Very important’ for 41% of participants, with only 10.7% deciding that cost was not important. 91.1% advised bills inclusive was an important facto when choosing accommodation.

30.4% of students live in University Hall, 42.9% in purpose built private student halls,

76.8% of participants paid a deposit. 51.8% of participants paid an admin fee, 32.1% required a guarantor.

92.9% said they would recommend their current landlord. Only 5.4% thought their rent was too high for the facilities offered.

House hunting

28.6% of those asked had already started thinking about housing for the next academic year with the most popular areas being university, great Horton and City Centre. 73.2% agreed there was a surplus of housing in Bradford.

The Unipol Code

48.2% of participants did not know if their landlord was a member of the Unipol Code.

75% of participants thought the standard of student housing was higher than they expected. 80% advised their landlord had dealt with repairs and issues quickly.

The best selection of quality student homes available

Unipol has the largest number of accredited bed spaces in one place for the students of Bradford.  Compare all types of properties in different areas and shortlist your favourites from the comfort of your sofa - our website is fully compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktops.  

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