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 16th October 2019 - submission deadline Wednesday 9th October 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019 - submission deadline Wednesday 20th November 2019

Wednesday 8th January 2020- submission deadline Wednesday 1st January 2020

Wednesday 5th February 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 29th January 2020

Friday 6th March 2020 - submission deadline Friday 28th February 2020

Wednesday 15th April 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 8th April 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 29th April 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 27th May 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 24th June 2020

Wednesday 5th August 2020 - submission deadline Wednesday 29th July 2020