How can Unipol help landlords - Leeds

 

 

 

 

 

Offering a unique set of services

Unipol is a unique organisation in a unique position within the Leeds student letting market. Unipol continues to develop and expand its relationships with the four universities ( University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University and Leeds Art University), their students' unions and a number of colleges around Leeds, including the Leeds College of Music, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds City College. As part of this co-operation, students looking for accommodation are recommended to use Unipol in preference to other agencies. Our partners in higher education welcome our publicity on their premises.

Keeping track of the changing student rental market

As landlords, we all know that the student rental market is continually changing.  We are  operating in a surplus market, where it is increasingly challenging to let our properties.

Flexibility and effective marketing are central to a successful let and Unipol is committed to assisting landlords and managing agents in achieving this.

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Briefings and training for members and stakeholders

To help keep you up-to-date with the latest information we hold twice-yearly market briefings for our accredited landlords and carry out potentially policy-changing research. This enables our landlords to adapt their business models and ensure the products they are offering are what students want. 

We offer periodic training including sessions on understanding any new legislation, how to be a better landlord and dealing with deposit disputes.

Recent research on Leeds student market

See the latest re-new research which looked at housing market conditions and demand trends in the main student areas

Providing the best access to over 35,000 students every year

Unipol works with all institutions to make sure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to choose their properties wisely. Every student in university halls receives house hunting information produced by Unipol and delivered by their institution. This helps students make the right choice for them and their group for the following letting year.

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  • the Unipol website is used by most students - last year there were more than 214,000 detailed searches carried out; over 113,000 visits; the site sees an average of 6,000 unique visitors a month and this goes up to 12,000 at peak house hunting periods such as January and February.
  • Independent research has shown that around 84% of students with a housing requirement use Unipol's site as their starting point for finding properties
  • The site carries details of over 14,000 bed spaces each year to help students who choose to live in the private sector
  • Last year over 90% of properties displayed between January and the end of September were let.