Leeds House Hunting Checklist 2019

The largest selection of accredited accommodation goes live on the Unipol website from

Saturday 19th January 2019

so don't rush to rent; use this time to prepare and learn about the market so you make the right decision about where to live next year.

We've been working with the Students' Unions in Leeds to put together this checklist for you which should get you fully equipped with the tools you need for house hunting in January.

 

Get a feel for what you like. 

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 after the 19th January to compare thousands of different types of student accommodation. To get priority access to the website, join our mailing list here.

 Check Rate Your Landlord

to see what other students have said about the landlord and properties you're interested in.

 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. 

 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.

Once you're given your contract, take it into your Students’ Union so an expert can take a fresh look at it before you sign.

 What's your budget?

In most cases there will be costs involved in addition to just the rent. Make sure you have worked out what your budget is before you sign for a property you may not be able to afford.

 


 

For a more detailed checklist about what to look out for whilst viewing a property, check out the Unipol Viewing Checklist here.

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. 

So contact us for impartial advice at any point in your house hunting journey.