Woodsley Terrace & Mount Preston Street

Woodsley Terrace & Mount Preston Street

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 and Services are Available Locally

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Recreation

Who the Accommodation is For

This development is for students with families and for student couples. Due to the size of properties, this site is suitable for families with 1 child or with 2 young 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 32 two-bedroom flats or apartments; 24 for small student families and eight smaller ground floor flats for student couples without children, or for families with a young child.

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Where it is

The property is situated on the edge of the University of Leeds campus. 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 city centre is easily walkable from the accommodation, some 10 - 15 minutes for an adult.

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About the Building

Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston Street is a four-storey terrace of Edwardian houses owned by the University of Leeds. The houses were renovated to a high standard in 1996 specifically to provide suitable accommodation for students with families and couples.

Unipol are currently undertaking a programme of works at Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston Street that are expected to complete in 2023. This includes:

  • Undertaking stonwork replacement or repairs to the front of the building, including some works on the steps to the main entrances and railings.
  • Refitting all of the bathrooms across Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston Street.
  • Refitting flats 1, 4, 10, 14, 17, 20 and 23 Woodsley Terrace so that the kitchen and lounge areas become integral and we shall restore the lounge/kitchen ceilings with improved lighting and ventilation.

The bathroom and ground floor flat kitchen/lounge works, canonly be undertaken when flats are empty and so it will be necessary to refit flats as they beceom vacant or to move families around the building so that we can work on a couple of flats at a time. Unipol will let you know when a flat that has had its bathroom refurbished is available for you to move into, and will agree a move date with you.

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The Rent

The rent for 2021/2022 is as follows.
Rent varies according to the size of properties, and their location.

  • Flat Type A = £800.00 on average per calendar month
  • Flat Type B = £820.00 on average per calendar month
  • Flat Type C = £830.00 on average per calendar month
  • Flat Type D = £850.00 on average per calendar month

Flat Type A:
Flats 7, 10, 14, 17, 20 and 23 Woodsley Terrace

Flat Type B:
Flats 1, 4, 9, 12, 16, 19, 22 and 25 Woodsley Terrace and all of the Mount Preston Street Flats - 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46.

Flat Type C:
Flats 8, 11, 15, 18, 21 and 24 Woodsley Terrace

Flat Type D:
Flats 2, 3, 5 and 6 Woodsley Terrace

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, a Smart TV and TV license 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 £69.00 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 Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston 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 two bedrooms (one double and one single), a living room, bathroom and kitchen. Please note: the layout of flats does vary, 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 modern bathrooms. Windows are fitted with secondary glazing to help with energy conservation.

The internet service is provided by the University of Leeds and links directly to the University network. The cost of the internet is included in the rent.

Telephone sockets (subject to reconnection to the network at the tenants' expense), are fitted in each flat. A Smart TV is included and installed in the lounge, because the building is Grade II listed (a protected status operated by the government for buildings with significant heritage value), tenants are not permitted to fit satellite dishes or install cable television to the building. 

All flat are equipped with functioning hard-wired smoke alarms. Ground floor flats are fitted with intruder alarms.

The building is covered by external CCTV. Cameras are located on each corner of the building. The public display monitor, showing the CCTV footage, is located in the communal entrance to Flats 14 - 16 Woodsley Terrace.

Ground floor flats on the Mount Preston Street side of the development have their own entrance, which opens from the flats onto a block-paved walkway. All other flats have a communal main entrance with electronic door entry systems. 

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What is Provided in each Room

Living rooms are fitted with two sofas, a coffee table, and dining table and chairs. An ironing board, vacuum cleaner and plastics (including a dish drainer, washing up bowl, mop, bucket and toilet brush), are also provided. Irons and microwaves are not provided.

The master bedroom is fitted with a double bed and the second bedroom with a single bed. Both bedrooms have wardrobes and drawers for clothes storage, a desk and desk chair are provided - sometimes you'll find this in the master bedroom, if not they will be in the hallway or lounge. Furniture is not fitted, so you can move things around to suit your preferences once you come to move in. 

Bathrooms are fitted with a shower over a bath, a wash basin and a toilet: the refurbished bathrooms have a toilet with a bidet function installed.

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 Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston Street. There are 10 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

The Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston development is managed by Unipol Student Homes. 

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Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

The accommodation is allocated to University of Leeds couples and families 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 Woodsley Terrace and Mount Preston Street 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

Local 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 available 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. 

Further 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 are after to see what options there are 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 play and skate park, is less than five minute's 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. 

On your doorstep, 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 fess 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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