Cardigan Road Flats

Cardigan Road Flats

Who the Accommodation is For

How Many it Accommodates

Where it is

About the Building

The Rent

What is in Each Flat

What is Provided in Each Room

Parking and Bike Storage

Who the Accommodation is Managed By

Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

Contacting Us

How to Apply

Students of Family Members with a Disability

What Facilities and Services are Available Locally

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Recreation

Who the Accommodation is For

This development houses students with families with up to three children.

The accommodation is normally reserved for students at the University of Leeds. Click here to check if you are eligible.

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How Many it Accommodates

The accommodation comprises 10 three-bedroom flats for student families, in a small block with private gardens and a car park area.

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Where it is

Cardigan Road Flats is 1.6 miles (3.1km), from the University of Leeds campus. It is a similar distance to the City Centre. A large supermarket, leisure centre and several schools are nearby. The building is located very close to a main bus route into the city and to the University of Leeds, along Burley Road.

Click here to view an external tour of the development and surrounding area. You can also see the location of the development and surrounding area on Google Maps.

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About the Building

Cardigan Road Flats was originally refurbished in 2044 to provide modern accommodation for student families. 

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The Rent

Rent for 21/22 is as follows:

  • Flat 268  £8714.00 on average per calendar month
  • All other flats £757.00 on average per calendar month

As Unipol calculate the rent due on a daily basis, the amount due each month varies slightly according to the number of days in the month. Rent includes water charges, WIFI and personal possessions insurance.

Unipol bill tenants monthly for their gas and electricity usage, meter readings are taken frequently to ensure that billing is accurate. Tenants pay a set monthly charge of £80.00 on top of rent. Usage is monitored and reviewed every 3 months. If you use more than you have paid for you'll be invoiced for the difference, if you have used less energy than you have paid for a credit will be applied to your account. The set monthly charge can be adjusted so it's more in keeping with your typical usage.

Tenancies at Cardigan Road Flats begin on the 1st September each year and run for 12 months until 31st August the following year. Current residents are offered the chance of renewing, so long as their studies are ongoing. 

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What is in Each Flat

All flats are let fully furnished. As shown in the floorplan below, each flat has an open-plan kitchen/lounge, which includes a dining space. There is a double bedroom, and two single bedrooms, along with a family bathroom.

The accommodation offers a high standard of amenities, including energy-efficient heating systems, double-glazed windows, well-designed kitchens and modern bathrooms with showers.

WIFI is included within the rent, the service is provided by Optify.

All flats are equipped with hard-wired smoke and heat detectors. Ground floor properties are also fitted with burglar alarms.

The buildings are covered by CCTV. Cameras are located in each communal staircase and all around the external areas. 

Cardigan Road Flats has play equipment located to the rear of the building.

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What is Provided in Each Room

Bedrooms are fitted with a double or single bed and mattress, ample clothes storage and bedside tables. There is also a desk and chair for study.

Click here to view photographs and virtual tours of properties so you can gain an idea of decor and provided fittings and furnishings. 

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Parking and Bike Storage

There are secure external bike stores which tenants are welcome to use, please enquire at Unipol for availability and to obtain a key if you have a bike and would like to make use of these stores.

There is no visitor parking at Cardigan Road Flats. There are parking spaces which are available, tenants need to apply to Unipol and pay for permits for these spaces - there is an annual charge for parking. 

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Who the Accommodation is Managed By

Cardigan Road Flats is managed by Unipol Student Homes.

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Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

The accommodation is allocated by the University of Leeds.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific question, you can:

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How to Apply

As Cardigan Road Flats is a development that the University of Leeds allocate student couples and families into, you will need to apply for the waiting list in order to be offered a property.

Please complete this form and email it to E.Rogers@leeds.ac.uk - Edward Rogers manages couple and family allocations for the University of Leeds.

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Students or Family Members with a Disability

For information and guidance on suitable accommodation for disabled students or family members, please contact the Tenancy Support Team at Unipol on tenancysupport@unipol.org.uk

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What Facilities and Services are Available Locally

Childcare

Leeds City Council's Family Information Service can help you find information and support with your childcare needs and provides information about childminders, playgroups and out-of-school play schemes.

General information and guidance on accessing childcare services is provided here.

Local Schools

Leeds City Council provides information about the schools within its authority at its Find a School web pages. These pages include each school's admission policy, cut-off distance maps (for oversubscribed schools), information on how to apply for a place, and recent school inspection reports produced by Ofsted, the government-established office for standards in education, children's services and skills. Please note that you are not guaranteed a place at the school nearest to where you live. 

General information and guidance on accessing school education is provided here

Local Healthcare

You can get information about local healthcare services by going to the NHS Choices website and selecting the service you need, to find options nearby.

General information and guidance on accessing healthcare services is provided here

Local Leisure and Recreation

Woodhouse Moor, a large public park with a children's playground and a skate park, is one mile away (1.5km). Leeds City Council maintains a large number of play areas for children and young people, which include playgrounds, ball parks, skate park and teen zones. 

The nearest public library, which as a Leeds resident, you can join and borrow books from free of charge, is Headingley Library which is just over a mile (or 2km), away. 

Leeds City Council runs a number of leisure centres across the city for general public use. Kirkstall Leisure centre is 1.5 miles away (2.5km). The council also manages a number of artistic and cultural venues and offers a year-round programme of events. Some facilities and events run by the council are free and some are available for a fee. Worthwhile money off fees can often be obtained by applying for an annual discount card. See also our pages on discounts available to students and families.

The University of Leeds offers a range of sports opportunities, including all manner of recreational activitiesThe Edge, the University's own fully equipped gym available to paying members, and school holiday sports camps.

The area is well served with cinemas: two are nearby Leeds Vue Kirkstall Road half a mile (1km) on a major bus route towards the city centre and Hyde Park Picture House which is approximately 1.5 miles (or 2.5km) away. Other cinemas in the city centre and North Leeds include: Leeds Vue at the Light, the Everyman Cinema, the Cottage Road Cinema

More information on daily life and making the most of leisure opportunities in Leeds is provided here

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