Leeds House Hunting Checklist

As a not-for-profit, values focused charity, our aim is to:

 

  1. Provide real, honest advice without hype or bias, 

  2. Make sure you have the right information and confidence to make your own decisions about your next home, 

  3. Improve the standards of student accommodation to ensure you get the safest property possible from the best landlord. 

 

✅ Get a feel for what you like and what you are looking for. 

It's important that you get a varied view of what's on offer so you can compare features and prices. Shop around and search the Unipol website. Unipol still has a good choice of accommodation available.

Start My Search

If you are house hunting alone Unipol you can search for individual rooms in shared houses or larger student developments.  On our search just set the bedroom number required to 1 and adjust the rent slider to the maximum you want to pay. You can also use our Student Noticeboard.  Students looking to fill a room in their house or find a replacement use this facility.

 

✅ Learn a little bit about the Unipol Code and why you're better off choosing a Code landlord.

Living in a Unipol Code property will ensure the customer service and physical standards of the property are higher than the legal minimum. The Unipol Code Complaints process can also help resolve problems quickly. 

 

✅ Check Rate Your Landlord.

Take a look at what previous tenants have said about things like: customer service, efficiency of repairs, safety and security, deposit handling and more. Rate Your Landlord is a bit like TripAdvisor, so it's an extremely useful website to refer to when house hunting. 

 

✅ Get your contract checked.

Once you've decided where you'd like to live, the landlord will give you a contract to sign. Here's a bit of information on contracts so you know what to expect and to help you get equipped with the tools to recognise any niggly bits.

 

✅ What's your budget?

In most cases there will be additional costs involved. Make sure you have worked out your budget including utilities such as energy and internet.  As a guide allow an extra £15 a week. 

Find out more in our Leeds Housing Guide

 

✅ Use the Unipol Personal Shopping Experience?

Let Unipol help you find your ideal student home. Just contact Unipol via WebChat or the form below and we can do the hard work for you.