This guide will give you an insight into Student Letting Agents in Leeds for example, we'll tell you what to expect from your letting agent, when's the best time to look for student property in Leeds, what price range you should expect, what you do with Bills, what Guarantor forms are used for, and much more useful information if you're new to student letting agents in Leeds.
Searching For Student Accommodation In Leeds
Choosing A Student Letting Agent In Leeds
There are many student letting agents in Leeds. Your best bet is to Google search your favourite agents in Leeds, or to search for your properties on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, Find a Property. All of our Leeds student properties can be found on these websites, or you can search for them all in one place on our Leeds Student Property Search.
When should I start searching for student accommodation in Leeds?
The best properties in the best locations often get snapped up in late December and early January by the eager and well organised students. However, if you’re not bothered about the area or house, and more worried about the cost, leave it as late as possible for the greatest bargains!
Types of Letting Agents in Leeds
As a student you’re best-off sticking to the many Leeds student letting agents, other than that there are private landlords in Leeds, and some professional agencies that also cater for Students. HOP Group was specifically set up as a professional agent providing professional tenants with quality Leeds accommodation; however we also saw a huge gap in the market, providing students with a professional service and providing quality student accommodation in Leeds. Estate Agents such as Manning Stainton also offer services to let properties but most of the time it’s best to stick to the main student letting agents in Leeds such as HOP Group 0113 320 2000.
As we are an internet-based Leeds letting agent we’re not tied down to one area, so you can use us as a one-stop shop for your property requirements whether you’re looking for property in Woodhouse, Leeds City Centre, Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley, Burley Park and so on! WE don’t have a high street presence, but who wants to be wandering round high street letting agents in Headingley, Hyde Park and Burley? Why not search for properties online, choose your favourites and book the viewings in from the comfort of your own home? The best bit is you can fill out all your application forms, pay your deposits and complete the whole process from home! Horay! 90% of Tenants now use the internet to search for their favourite Leeds student property!
What are the best student areas to live are in Leeds?
Where you live as a student is a very important decision you will have to make. To help you we put together this guide of top things to consider when looking for Leeds student property. The most popular student areas are Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley and Woodhouse. Here’s a quick intro into each area:
Hyde Park Student Accommodation
If there is one place in Leeds in which an area has become synonymous with students, it’s good old LS6: Hyde Park. Get a feel for this legendary student area in our Hyde Park Survival Guide. The location is fantastic as it’s close to the Universities and has a good range of student accommodation, some cool shops bars and cafes, as well as being close to transport links such as buses along the Otley Road or trains from Burley park train station on Cardigan Road. Hyde Park Area Guide. HOP Group, Letting Agents Hyde Park 0113 345 2344.
Headingley Student Accommodation
Headders is an uber-cool place with a massive range of trendy bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants. To give you a better idea of what we mean, check out our Headingley Survival Guide. Headingley has a good range of student accommodation as well as a range of smart 1 and 2 bed apartments for smaller groups. Headingley is good for transport links to Leeds City Centre with buses running all day along the Otley Road. Headingley is slightly more expensive in terms of rental compared to Burley, Burley Park and Kirkstall, however the room sizes and location make this worthwhile. Headingley Area Guide. HOP Group, Letting Agents Headingley 0113 345 2344.
Burley / Burley Park Student Accommodation
By far the best value for money areas and still within easy walking distance of the Universities and Leeds City Centre, Burley is well suited to young professionals, those searching for Leeds rooms and house shares, and more mature students who want to live somewhere quieter. Burley really is great for transport links to Leeds City Centre and therefore great for groups of professionals. Burley Park is well situated between the tip of Headingley and Hyde Park so still has the ease of access and proximity to Headingley bars, but also with great priced student living accommodation! Burley Park has its own train station, making trekking to Leeds city centre a doddle! For a more detailed look at Burley, check out our Top 10 reasons to live in Burley!
Woodhouse is perfect in terms of location and proximity to Leeds University. Woodhouse is a popular location for students looking for good value for money and those wanting to live close to Leeds City Centre and the Universities. A good range of properties for students looking for 4,5 and 6 bed student properties in Woodhouse. There are a range of banks, shops, cafes and fast food outlets as well as local pubs and bars positioned around the University. Student property in Woodhouse goes fast so ensure you look early for the best property. Leeds City Centre Area Guide. HOP Group Letting Agents Woodhouse 0113 345 2344.
Renting private student accommodation in Leeds versus using a Letting Agent
Benefits of using a Leeds Student Letting agent include:
Easy to contact if required
Students like us – just ask our current tenants!
Emergency maintenance line
Faster replacement of furniture and appliances
Governed by the Property Ombudsman
All Deposits held in DPS deposit scheme- its very safe!
Unipol Code Supporter!
What is a Bond and what happens to your Student Bond?
Your bond is protected by the DPS, a government backed deposit scheme. We don’t stuff it under our mattress like some people do!
Why do letting agents need a Guarantor?
We need a guarantor as most students don’t work, so your parents are your guarantor which effectively guarantees the rent for the property will be paid.
The HMO regulations and why they effect you as a student when searching for student property in Headingley, Hyde Park and Burley
The HMO regulations are very important to ensure your safety in large properties where there are a number of separate households living in the same property. Fire Safety precautions such as fire doors on escape routes, fire alarms and press release escape locks are important as there’s more chance of a fire starting in a house of multiple occupants.
Moving into your new Student Property
Move in day for students
This is usually after 12pm on the 1st of July. We will happily drop your keys off at the property or you can pick them up from our office.
How you pay your rent
You can pay your rent quarterly or monthly by Standing Order.
How you pay your Bills
You can pay your bills monthly by Direct Debit, or Quarterly, or you can set up a bills Inclusive option with us and pay all your bills in one single monthly payment with your rent.
Keeping the property clean and tidy
It is really important to keep your house really clean and tidy. We will perform quarterly maintenance checks at the property. If the house is not kept clean and tidy we may send a professional cleaner to the property and take this from your bond.
Getting on with your housemates
We really want you to enjoy your student experience, and we know that a massive piece of this jigsaw is who you live with and how you get on with them.
Therefore, it may be advisable to take a look at our top tips for choosing your housemates and for getting on with your housemates. A little bit ‘tongue-in-cheek’ but I’m sure you’ll love them!
What to do in an Emergency
Hmmmm, ring 999? Or, if it’s a Gas Emergency, call Transco on 0800 111 999. If you have a maintenance emergency email us using the Repair Request and this will be sent the all the phones of our maintenance team.
What to do if you have a maintenance problem.
Again, best bet is to send an email Repair Request.
What to do if you need to move out or leave university.
Speak to us first, we’ll do all we can to help you out. We are flexible and will help find someone to take your place in the property.
Where to go for a good time
Being a student entails many things, not least of which is going out and having a blast. We want your student experience to be the best it can be, therefore we’d like to share with you our recommendations for Top 10 Student Bars in Leeds, where we think you’d have a great night out.
Who to tell you’ve moved
Moving is always a bit hectic. Amidst the chaos and confusion of tumbling boxes, missing car keys, and dubious directions, you could easily forget to inform them who need to know where you’ve gone. Read our guide on the top ten people to tell that you’ve moved, including your Mum!
What you can do in Leeds without spending a penny
We know Leeds pretty well, and we’re even better at dodging door-taxes, let’s face it, we’re all pretty skint! So, we thought, we’d share some of our favourite FREE things to do in Leeds with you, especially for those new to Leeds!
What you can do in Leeds that you didn’t know about
We know that once you’ve spent some time in Leeds, you pretty much get to know where all the good stuff is at, whether it be cafés, bars, clubs, or whatever else you’re interested in. Read our Leeds Hidden Gems article for a list of places that are off-kilter, off-course, maybe not offshore, but certainly off the beaten path. You may want to investigate further, or you may not; we only wish to give you a view of the side of Leeds you may not be familiar with.