House hunting in Bradford 2019

08/10/2019

Take your pick of quality student homes available through Unipol

Unipol launched the largest number of accredited bed spaces in one place for the students of Bradford on Monday 4th February. You are able to compare all types of properties in different areas and shortlist your favourites from the comfort of your sofa - our website is fully compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktops.

Launch of House Hunting

Students were given an early access invitation to view the Unipol website two days before the launch of house hunting on 4th February 2019. The February tabloid will be delivered to students in Halls and off-street houses this week to help them make an informed choice of accommodation

 

The story so far

The site went live on 4th February 2019 and is showing 1387 rooms available for this academic year 2019-2020.  Within the first 3 days of house hunting there were 248 searches carried out with 666 properties viewed on the website.

Throughout February there were 1,345 accommodation searches carried out on the website with 2,895 individual adverts being viewed. March, April, May & June remained steady with 3,502 searches taking place resulting in 8,106 advert views.

July alone saw 1,150 searches & 2,407 adverts viewed. Over 36% of these searches were carried out using a mobile phone. 

To date A level results, clearing & international postgrad arrivals have resulted in 2,621 accommodation searches in August & September with 7,448 adverts viewed. This is 300 more views than in 2018.  

October has remained busy with 338 searched carried out in the first week and 891 properties viewed. Some international students are still waiting for travel visa's before they can search for housing and students are expected to still continue to arrive throughout October.

Unipol has a presence at all College & University open days throughout the year, along with A level results & Clearing days, Freshers Fayres & International welcome weeks.

Usage of the website on a PC has remained static over the last 3 months, but has increased by around 5% on mobile phones.

Student survey results from March showed that 94.3% would prefer an all inclusive rent, and 88.5% thought it important to choose a Code accredited landlord. Over 42% had not yet considered looking for accommodation, of those who had started looking 100% noted that the Unipol website was easy to use. Another survey will be carried out in October.