University of Leeds and Unipol: Family Accommodation for University of Leeds Students

Accommodation at a Glance

Family Accommodation Managed by Unipol 

Facilities in Family Accommodation Managed by Unipol 

Family Accommodation Managed by the University of Leeds 

Facilities in Family Accommodation Managed by the University of Leeds

Accreditation: Unipol and the University of Leeds 

Subsidy Arrangements 

Contacting us 


Accommodation at a Glance

As a University of Leeds student, you may apply to be allocated to accommodation listed in this section. Click here for information about family accommodation at a glance.

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Family Accommodation Managed by Unipol

Unipol has a number of large family developments in Leeds with a mixture of two and three bedroom flats. It also currently has 25 houses in the community for families with one to four children. Because many students with families are undertaking postgraduate research programmes, their study cycle often does not align with the standard academic or letting years. For this reason, properties can become vacant at any time of the year.

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Facilities in Family Accommodation Managed by Unipol

All Unipol’s family accommodation is let fully carpeted, furnished and with curtains. A cooker, large fridge/freezer and washer/dryer are also included in the rent. All properties are gas central heated with instant hot water (or in Grayson Heights heated by electricity).

Unipol’s family accommodation does not include cots, rail guards for beds, high chairs, play pens or stair safety gates. If you would like to use your own cot or child’s bed, Unipol will store the bed provided in order to make space. If you would like to use a stair gate in the accommodation, you may purchase one, but you must ask Unipol to install it, rather than do the job yourself.

Woodsley Terrace/Mount Preston Street, Argie Avenue and Cardigan Road have a children's play area outdoors with dedicated equipment. 

Shay Street/Holborn Terrace, Woodsley Terrace, Argie Avenue, Grayson Heights and Cardigan Road all have car parking with a permited fee system. The smaller houses are directly street-side and most car parking is on the street: in some instances residents may need to purchase a parking permit from Leeds City Council for on street parking in their area.

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Family Accommodation Managed by the University of Leeds

Through its partnership with Unipol, the University of Leeds is able to allocate well over 100 of Unipol’s properties for students with families and for couples.

Additionally, the University has 41 of its own small properties to let to students with families and to couples. These smaller properties are mainly flats in Victorian terraced housing situated in and around the University campus.

The size and layout of the properties vary: some have one bedroom and are suitable for a couple or a couple with a baby; others have two or three bedrooms, suitable for families with two or three children.

Rents vary according to the size and location of the property. 

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Facilities in Family Accommodation Managed by the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds' family accommodation is let fully carpeted, furnished and with curtains (net blinds can be added if requested). A set of gas hobs and an electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and a kettle are also included in the rent. In addition a vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, iron and ironing board, washing bowl and chopping board are in place for new tenants when they move in. All properties are central heated with instant hot water.

The University of Leeds' family accommodation does not include designated parking through residences are located on streets where public parking is available (the exception are Flats 1 - 5 on Kingston Terrace). There are no outdoor play areas for children to use.

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Accreditation: Unipol and the University of Leeds

Accreditation is an important feature of the student rental market in Leeds. Both Unipol and the University of Leeds are members of the Leeds Rental Standard.

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Subsidy Arrangements

Unipol’s family accommodation is subsidised so its family tenants are getting a particularly good deal in terms of the rent they pay. Unipol has entered into a number of partnerships with housing associations which enable access to some government grant-aid to subsidise the cost of refurbishing its properties. Unipol also subsidises the running costs of its accommodation and works with the following partners:

  • Shay Street/Holborn Terrace – the Ridings Housing Association
  • Woodsley Terrace – Leeds Federated Housing Association
  • Argie Avenue and Grayson Heights – Home Housing Association
  • Cardigan Road Flats – Yorkshire Metropolitan Housing Association

This is how Unipol is able to offer quality family accommodation at such affordable prices.

The University of Leeds family accommodation is operated on a not for profit basis.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific question, you can:

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