Accommodation - University of Leeds

Useful links

Useful Links

International Staff Guide

Any staff member new to the UK should visit this site! Helpful advice on how to make the smooth transition to living in the UK and working in the UK higher education system. Giving advice on pre-arrival essentials, your first few weeks, living in the UK, childcare and schools, opening a bank account, registering with a doctor, cost of living, public transport, and more.

Website: www.internationalstaff.org

LUU Guide to house hunting

Though originally aimed at students, this website gives a lot information about house hunting in Leeds, deposit information and tenants' satisfaction rates with some local landlords.

Website: www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/helpandadvice/housing/

Up my street

If you're buying or renting this website can give you information about the cost of bills, amenities in the area, schools and much more.

Website: www.upmystreet.co.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provide free, confidential and independent advice from over 3,000 locations. Their advice helps people resolve their debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems and is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Tenancy Deposit Protection

In England and Wales, if you pay a deposit to a private landlord or accommodation agency, your landlord must place it in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. This means you can be sure that you will get your deposit back at the end of the tenancy, as long as you are entitled to it. The tenancy deposit protection scheme also provides a service to sort out any disagreements about the deposit between you and your landlord, without going to court.

Website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/TenancyDeposit/index.htm