Shay Street and Holborn Terrace

Shay Street and Holborn Terrace

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 or Family Members with a Disability

What Facilities are Available Locally

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Recreation

Who the Accommodation is For

Shay Street and Holborn Terrace is for students with families with up to three children.

Allocations are normally reserved for students registered at the University of Leeds. Click here to check if you are eligible.

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How Many it Accommodates

The accommodation comprises 56 properties in total. 55 three-bedroom flats or apartments. These are all maisonette-style, in that they occupy two floors each with their own access (each property is split over two levels and is self-contained). There is also a 2 bedroom family house on Holborn Street that forms part of this site.

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Where it is

The property is situated between Woodhouse and the University of Leeds. 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.

The University of Leeds is a 5-10 minute walk from the accommodation. The city centre is also easily walkable. 

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About the Building

As shown in the building plans Shay Street / Holborn Terrace is a development which has been converted especially for students with families. There are 5 separate blocks, each comprising 12 flats (there are 5 flats across the site which Unipol do not manage and which are privately owned). Each flat is set over two floors - ground and first floor, or second and third floor. There are grassed and planted areas and a perimeter fence to the flats. The external permiter of the site is secure and fenced with fob access.

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The Rent

The rent for 21/22 is as follows.
Rent varies according to the location of each flat, and whether or not it has a garden.

  • Ground Floor Flat (with garden) £770.00 pcm on average
  • Ground Floor Flat (no garden) £761.00 pcm on average
  • First Floor Flat £729.00 pcm on average
  • 2 Bedroom House, Holborn Street £703.00 pcm on average

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 £85.00 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 Shay Street and Holborn Terrace / Street, begin on the 1st August each year and run for 12 months until 31st July 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

As shown in the floorplan below, each flat has three bedrooms (one double and two singles - although for larger families Unipol can add an extra single bed if needed), a living room, kitchen, bathroom and separate WC. Ground floor flats have their own small fenced garden. Please note: the layout of flats does vary slightly, please ask Unipol for a floorplan of a specific flat if you'd like to see this.

The flats offer a high standard of amenities, including energy-efficient gas-fired central heating systems, well-designed kitchens and bathrooms, and a separate toilet. Windows are double glazed.

Telephone sockets (subject to reconnection to the network at the tenants' expense), are fitted in each flat and television aerial sockets are provided in the living room. There is cable television to the site which residents can use, and meaning tenants are not permitted to fit their own satellite dishes. 

All properties are equipped with functioning, hard-wired smoke and heat alarm systems. Ground floor flats are fitted with intruder alarms.

The site is fitted with external CCTV. Six cameras cover the grounds and car park areas. Additionally, each main entrance is fitted with a CCTV camera.

Each flat is accessed from a covered walkway, access to the site is through gates with door entry intercoms and fob access. 

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What is Provided in Each Room

Kitchens are fitted with a gas cooker (some with gas hobs an an electric oven), washer-dryer, and fridge-freezer. A dining table and chairs are provided. An ironing board, vacuum cleaner, and plastics (including a dish drainer, washing up bowl, mop and bucket, broom and dustpan and brush), are also provided. Irons and microwaves are not provided. 

Living rooms are fitted with two sofas, a coffee table, and often a desk and desk chair: furniture is not fixed so you can move it around. This is where you will find your internet box, on the back of which are your details to connect to the WIFI.

The master bedroom is fitted with a double bed and the other two bedrooms with single beds. A third bed can be provided for families with three children. You will also find wardrobes, or built in closets for clothes storage, as well as sets of drawers and bedside tables in the master bedroom.

Bathrooms are fitted with a shower over the bath, a wash basin and mirrored bathroom cabinet. The toilet contains a toilet and a sink.

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 is an on-site car parking area that residents are welcome to use, though you do need to apply for and obtain a parking permit from Leeds City Council. A permit is free of charge and is important to get, to avoid unnecessary parking penalties and fines. You can apply for a parking permit here

Unipol have 8 garages that can be rented by tenants - there is a small monthly cost - that can be used for vehicle parking or storage. Please contact the Housing Manager of Shay Street and Holborn Terrace about garage availability if you are interested.

There are also secure bike stores at the site that tenants are welcome to use. Unipol can provide a key to you if you have a bike and would like to make use of these bike stores.

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Who the Accommodation is Managed By

Shay Street and Holborn Terrace is managed by Unipol Student Homes.

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Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

The accommodation is allocated to University of Leeds students with dependants by the University of Leeds Accommodation Office.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific question, you can:

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How to Apply

As Shay Street and Holborn Terrace 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 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 a 10-15 minute walk away. Leeds City Council maintains a large number of public play areas for children and young people, which includes playgrounds, ball parks, skateboard parks and teen zones. 

The nearest public library, which as a Leeds resident, you can join and borrow books from free of charge, is the Central Library in the city centre.

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

Leeds City Council runs a number of leisure centres across the city for general public use. It 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.

There are five cinemas nearby: Leeds Vue at the Light, the Everyman Cinema, the Hyde Park Picture House, the Cottage Road Cinema, Leeds Vue Kirkstall Road.

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

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