Accommodation - University of Leeds

Fines & Charges

Charges

We appreciate that fixtures and fittings can wear out during normal use. If, however, you cause damage deliberately or through carelessness, you will be charged the full cost of repair. If damage is caused in the communal areas, and we don't know who's responsible, we'll charge all residents who have joint responsibility for the area. If we decide to make a charge we'll send you a Notice of Intent to Charge which explains what the charge is for and how much it is.

Iron burnTake a look at the picture of the iron burn. The whole carpet had to be replaced (it is never possible to 'patch' a carpet) which, in a large bedroom, cost the occupant hundreds of pounds. (Incidentally, we provide ironing boards in all our accommodation!)

Repairs can be costly for other reasons. Our University approved contractors are required to tackle any job, big or small, at short notice on any day and at any time of the year, and meet the highest quality and health and safety standards. This level of service inevitably comes at a higher price.

The conclusion? Fill in your inventory form correctly at the start of the year and treat your accommodation with respect. That way you will have your full accommodation deposit refunded to you at the end of the year.

Damage charges are shown below:

Furniture/Soft Furnishings
Charge
Replacement mattress
£52.25 - £55
Broken bed base (4' & 4'6")
£43.80
Broken bed base (Single)
£41.60
Damaged desk chair
£72 - £150
Damaged wardrobe
£140
Damaged study bedroom w/top/desk
£140
Replace kitchen chair
£48 - £70
Replace bedroom mirror
£35 - £100
Replacement sofa (2 seats)
£210
Replacement sofa (3 seats) £220
Replace window blinds
Subject to quote
Replace curtains
£90 - £210


Electrical Equipment
Charge
Replacement fridge/freezer
£200 - £280
Replacement freezer accessories
£33
Replacement 'Dometic' mini fridge
£280
Replacement cooker grill pan
£18
Replacement microwave
£50 - £84
Replacement microwave plate
£10
Replacement kettle
£10
Replacement iron
£10
Replacement vacuum cleaner
£70
Replacement TV (26")
£200
Replacement TV (32")
£220
Replacement TV remote control
£20


General Items
Charge
Replacement ironing board
£17
Replacement dust pan and brush
£2.50
Replacement mop and bucket
£9.50
Replacement 50ltrs swing bin
£15
Replacement damaged worktop
Subject to quote


Plumbing
Charge
Replace wash hand basin
Subject to quote
Replace toilet pan
Subject to quote
Replace toilet seat
Subject to quote
Electrical Fittings
Charge
Replacement light covers
Subject to quote
Replacement heating controls
Subject to quote
Replacement light switch
£33
Replacement sockets Subject to quote
Lock Changes
Charge
Lock change during office hours (including new key)
£50
Fobs/cards/additional keys
£10 - £20
Bike shed/mail key
£5
Replace laundry card
£5
Misuse of Safety Equipment
Charge
Fire door auto closer (reinstate or replace)
£15 - £50
Damage to smoke/heat detectors or sounders
£150 - £250
Window safety lock replacement
£50
Call out for fire extinguisher (plus inspection)
Subject to quote
Refill fire extinguisher (Water 9ltr)
Subject to quote
Replace fire extinguisher (CO2)
Subject to quote
Refill fire extinguisher (Foam)
Subject to quote
Replace fire extinguisher (Powder 2kg)
Subject to quote
Replace fire blanket
Subject to quote
Carpet/Decor
Charge
Replacement of either study bedroom, hall or lounge carpet (per m2)
£25
Cleaning of study bedroom carpet
£30
Cleaning of hall carpet
£30 - £50
Cleaning of lounge carpet
£50
Replacement carpet tiles (first tile, £5 thereafter)
£10 per single tile
Redecoration (per m2)
£25
Cleaning Charges
Charge
Bathroom deep clean
£25
Kitchen deep clean
£60
Ensuite deep clean
£20
Communal bathroom deep clean
£20

  1. Minor Offences
  2. Serious Offences
  3. Major Offences
  4. Charges
  5. Appealing against a charge