Family Housing for Students with Children
As a not for profit charity Unipol specialises in providing houses for students who are not adequately catered for in the private rented sector. An important part of Unipol's housing is reserved specially for students with dependants.
Family housing is available to students with children living with them, whether they are lone parents, co-habiting or living in an extended family. We can also house couples in certain Woodsley Terrace which is allocated by leeds University Accommodation Office.
All available properties are displayed on the website so you can contact us directly. Many properties are occupied by older students, many of whom are undertaking postgraduate studies and some tenants stay for several years. Therefore, properties can become vacant at any time of the year.
Please ring 0113 2430169 option 2 if you need accommodation now. If you are not in the UK it may still be possible for you to rent a family house before you arrive and if you have an enquiry about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Argie Avenue is a complex with 63 three bedroomed family flats suitable for families with up to three children. The development comprises of 64 maisonettes with a lounge and kitchen on ground floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs with a separate toilet and bathroom with shower. All residents have access to communal gardens and a playground area with climbing frame for younger children.
It is on a main bus route into the City which take approximately 10 minutes and the development is located within walking distance of a number of good primary schools.
Unipol has 32 small houses for couples and students with dependants. These are normally refurbished back-to-back houses that are comfortable and cheap to run.
We have small houses all over the City including areas such as Woodhouse, Harehills, Beeston, Hyde Park and Chapel Town.
Unipol has entered into a number of partnerships with housing associations that enables some Government grant aid to subsidise the cost of refurbishing our houses. Unipol also subsidises the running costs of the houses which are all let fully furnished.
The partnerships are with: Shay Street/Holborn Terrace - The Ridings Housing Association. Woodsley Terrace - Leeds Federated Housing Association and Argie Avenue and Grayson Heights - Home Housing Association. Cardigan Road Flats - Yorkshire Metropolitan Housing Association.
Unipol has a special arrangement with the University of Leeds who are able to allocate 80 properties specifically for their students. These are to be found at Shay Street/Holborn Terrace, about 10 minutes walk from the University, Woodsley Terrace, on the University Campus and Grayson Heights is located in Kirkstall. Cardigan Road Flats is a newly refurbished development with 10 flats for small families with up to 2 children.
Shay Street/Holborn Terrace has 56 three bedroomed family flats (for up to three children) and Woodsley Terrace has 24 two bedroomed flats (for up to two children). Woodsley Terrace also has 8 one bedroomed flats (with small study) for couples. Grayson Heights has 24 flats for students with 1 - 2 small children.
You need to contact The University of Leeds if you are interested in these properties. If these are full, then you can apply direct to Unipol for the other housing.
All family tenants pay for their energy (gas, electricity & water) directly to the utility supplier apart from Grayson Heights.
All properties are gas central heated with instant hot water and energy charges are low. All properties are let fully carpeted, with curtains and furnished. A cooker, large fridge/freezer and washer/drier are also provided in the rent.
Woodsley Terrace and Argie Avenue also have a children's play area with dedicated equipment and Shay Street/Holborn Terrace, Woodsley Terrace , Argie Avenue, Grayson Heights and Cardigan Road all have car parking and gardens with perimeter fencing. The smaller houses often go directly off the street, some have a yard but most car parking is on the street.
Prices are shown per calendar month
- Argie Avenue £442.61,
- Holborn and Shay Street £446.22 pcm,
- Woodsley & Mount Preston £491.72 pcm,
- Grayson Heights £436.18 (Tenants pay energy costs directly to Unipol),
- Cardigan Road £510.96pcm
Smaller Unipol properties rent level vary from £400.00 to £500.00.
Family tenants are required to pay a double amount of rent at the beginning of each tenancy, meaning the final month of the contract is paid for already. Private sector family houses can range from £500 - £700 per month and may have to be considered if Unipol do not have any vacancies. Cheaper and larger accommodation for families can be found further out of the City Centre.
Argie Avenue (free), Woodsley Terrace at a fee per year, Shay Street/Holborn Terrace, Grayson Heights at a fee per term, Cardigan Road at a fee per term
There are a number of photographs and further particulars of each development available (simply click of the names above) to help you see what kinds of accommodation we provide. We hope you will come to Leeds and enjoy staying and living in our housing, making friends, using local schools and becoming part of the community here in Leeds during your studies.
Contact Unipol directly on 0113 2430169 option 2. If you have a specific question, you can E-mail Unipol on email@example.com or to find out about Leeds University Accommodation firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Student Parent Assembly on-line forum for more helpful information for students with dependants (click here).