Accommodation - University of Leeds

Family Housing

Unipol properties

Some of our properties are owned by Unipol, a registered charity dealing with student accommodation. The University of Leeds has a 100% nomination rights to some of its family accommodation - which means that the accommodation is exclusive to University of Leeds students but you will sign a contract with Unipol, rather than with The University of Leeds.


Grayson Heights

  • modern purpose-built accommodation
  • conveniently located close to a large supermarket, a leisure centre, and several schools
  • on a direct bus route to campus and the city centre
  • each two-bedroom flat consists of a large and a smaller bedroom, a living room and kitchen, bathroom and separate WC
  • living rooms as well as bedrooms have internet connection

Holborn Terrace and Shay Street

  • maisonettes with three bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles - but Unipol can put in an extra bed for larger families), a lounge, bathroom, separate toilet and kitchen
  • only 5 minutes' walk away from the University
  • car parking available, free of charge

Mount Preston Street and Woodsley Terrace

  • located on the University campus
  • flats with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), a lounge, bathroom and kitchen
  • 8 flats available for couples, 24 flats for small families
  • fully furnished with gas central heating, smoke alarms, shower and bath

Cardigan Road Flats

  • 3 bedrooms in each flat: one double and two singles
  • spacious open plan kitchen/living area and bathroom
  • local schools nearby
  • 20 minute walk from the University campus
  • on a frequent bus route


Most Unipol properties are refurbished flats that are comfortable and cheap to run.

Unipol also have a few houses with four bedrooms suitable for large families, but these are in very short supply. If you have a large family (4 children or above) you must contact Unipol to see if one is becoming available before you come to Leeds. Rents vary depending on the location and size of the property.

Utility bills

You have to pay for water, gas and electricity separately and open an account with these suppliers yourself.

Contract length

Your contract with Unipol will run for one year and can be renewed until you finish your course or leave the University (provided you continue to pay your rent).

Contractual details

  • you must come and view the property before you sign your contract
  • pay a deposit of £300 plus one month's rent in advance. If your tenancy begins mid-month, you pay just the remainder of the month's rent

More information

Look on the Unipol website for information on house hunting in Leeds, costs, contracts and deposits. Through the website, you can join the family list and register your details.

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