House hunting in Bradford 2019

19/08/2019

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. 21 people used the "Book a Viewing" option on the website and 6 new posts were added to the student 2 student noticeboard for Bradford.

Unipol had a presence at both the College & University open days which were held in June and July. We also attended the A level, earing & open day events in August.

International students usually receive their offers and visa's between July - October and may start house hunting once they have been received.  To date A level results & clearing has resulted in 698 accommodation searches in August with 2,137 adverts viewed.

Student survey results 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.