The Tenancy Release Group

Terms of Reference


Four members appointed by the Board. Currently:

Ms Sarah Wilmer, Leeds Beckett University Students’ Union
Ms Sue Green, the University of Leeds
Mr Christian Bodden, Leeds University Union
Mr Andrew Withey, Leeds Beckett University

The meeting has a Facilitator who guides the meeting, Ms Christina Rygalska, Director of Finance.

The quorum is two. Members will be appointed for a three year term.

In Attendance:

Ms Christina Rygalska, Director of Finance
Ms Rachel Campey, Assistant Chief Executive - Housing 
Ms Jan Hardy, Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coordinator


·         consider requests from Unipol tenants for release from their tenancy obligations in line with the criteria laid down by the Financial Affairs and Staffing Committee

·         decide on whether a student should, or should not be released from their tenancy

·         set any conditions to be set for release and ensure their acceptance by the tenant

Any members of the Tenancy Release Group with an interest in any case before the Group will declare it to the Group before the case is heard and the Group will consider whether that member should continue to deliberate on the request.

Decisions taken by the Tenancy Release Group will be conveyed to tenant, in writing, within 5 working days of the meeting taking place and that decision is final.


The Tenancy Release Group sets a regular meeting cycle to consider applications and meets every month at key times between October and August excepting December.

No members should be approached directly about applications made to the Tenancy Release Group.

Meeting Dates 2019/20 
For a case to be considered by the Group full supporting documentation must be received by the previous Wednesday (submission deadline).  All meetings are at 10.30am.  The dates of the meetings and submission dates are:

Wednesday 14th October 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 7th October 2020

Wednesday 25th November 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 18th November 2020

Wednesday 6th January 2021- submission deadline Wednesday 30th December 2020

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 27th January 2021

Wednesday 14th April 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 7th April 2021

Wednesday 5th May 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 28th April 2021

Wednesday 2nd June 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 26th May 2021

Friday 2nd July 2021 - submission deadline Friday 25th June 2021

Wednesday 4th August 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 28th July 2021

Wednesday 8th September 2021 - submission deadline Wednesday 1st September 2021