For further information about University accommodation, please visit the accommodation website or contact a member of the Accommodation Team:
Leslie Silver Building G30
Tel: +44 (0)113 812 5972
Fax: +44 (0)113 812 5973
Rent payments at Carnegie Village, Kirkstall Brewery, Opal One & Two, Sugarwell Court and Woodhouse Flats are due on:
-†11th October 2013
-†17th January 2014
-†2 May 2014
Rent payments at Carlton Hill, 1 Mill Street and Royal Park Flats are due on:
-†7th September 2013
-†17th January 2014
-†28th April 2014
For more details including instalment amounts please click here.†
If your rent payment is late you may face one or more of the following consequences:
∑ †The University may charge you interest
∑ †The University may sue you for the rent and interest
∑ †The University may terminate your tenancy agreement on the grounds of non-payment.
If you are having financial troubles please contact the Student Money Advice Team for more information.
We have different maintenance procedures at our accommodation sites.
At Opal if anything in your accommodation needs a repair, please report this to your reception as soon as possible by completing a maintenance request form. Please put as much detail as possible in your maintenance request. This helps maintenance staff respond to your problem more effectively. Repair and maintenance requests are graded according to their priority. Again, the more information you give on the form, the more accurately we can prioritise your request.
If you are resident at any UPP site other than Woodhouse Flats, students should visit the reception desk to report the problem. You will then be given a maintenance note stating when you should expect someone to come and fix your maintenance issue. If you are resident at Woodhouse flats please fill out your issue onto a job ticket provided in each stairwell and post it in your stairwell block post box. These post boxes are checked at regular intervals. If your job is extremely urgent you can contact Sugarwell Court on 0113 262 5835.
If you have a complaint about issue relating to Pastoral Care and Welfare, please contact the Residential Officer Team on site. If you feel your issues are unresolved following this, then please write to:†
Accommodation and Residential Services Manager
Address: City Campus, Leslie Silver Building G30, Leeds LS1 3HB
If you have a complaint about the facilities management of our accommodation, please write in the first instance to the Halls Manager at your particular site.†
Opal One & Two
Address: Opal Halls Manager, Opal One Reception, 1-3 Burley Road, Leeds LS3 1LF
Kirkstall Brewery, Sugarwell Court, Woodhouse Flats, and Carnegie Village
Address: UPP Halls Manager, Kirkstall Brewery Reception, Broad Lane, Leeds LS5 3EE
1 Mill Street, Carlton Hill, Royal Park Flats
Address: Unipol Student Homes, 155/157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3ED
For more details on our cancellation policy please click here.†
You can amend your residence depending on availability. Please check by contacting the Accommodation Office .
Visit the accommodation websites cancellation section to find out more about leaving Halls of Residence early.†
Deposits are returned to all students after keys/cards/fobs have been returned and the final room inspection has taken place. The University aims to return your deposit to you within 28 days of the end of the tenancy but sometimes this process can take longer. Please click here for tenancy dates.
Residential Officers are based at selected University Halls of Residence and are able to solve many areas of concern that you may have about your accommodation or University life. They will give advice, mediate, deal with emergencies or even just take the time for a chat. They have all been involved in University life in some shape or form and understand the wide variety of issues faced by students. Visit your on-site Residential Team during office hours or get in touch by email.
We have an Accommodation Twitter Account, Pinterest Board and each hall has their own Facebook Page to keep you updated with all the latest news and activities. For more information click here.
If you are watching live TV via a traditional TV, games console, laptop or mobile phone you will need a TV licence.† To purchase a licence or†find out more†about how it applies to you as a student, please see the TV Licensing website.
Enjoyed your time in Leeds Metropolitan Accommodation? Leeds Metropolitan Accommodation is not just for freshers, with more and more students choosing to return beyond their first year. As a current student at Leeds Metropolitan you can live in any University halls and there are even some exclusive special offers on rent to take advantage of. You can sign up for a single room or a flat share with friends.
Booking for 2014/15 will start in February 2014.
Leeds Metropolitan University, Unipol Student Homes and Leeds Met Students' Union are all working in partnership to run a House Hunting campaign starting in November. The campaign offers advice to on the key house hunting messages and aims to empower students to make wiser house hunting choices. The campaign provides publications, tabloids, and general advice on house hunting and has proved a success in helping students find better living situations within the private sector. If you are thinking of looking for a property in the private sector, then please keep these following key messages in mind when beginning your search.†
Don't Rush or Panic. There is a surplus of bed spaces in the Leeds private sector (+5,000) and any house hunting that you do before the official start date is likely to include you being shown properties left over from this year. To really get the best choice you need to wait until all the best providers release their lists. Don't worry if you are not back until the start of February as there is so much choice and you won't be disadvantaged.†
Do your Research. Although we advise that you don't officially start looking for a house until after the house hunting start date, we do encourage you to start scouting out the various student populated areas of Leeds - Headingley, Woodhouse, Hyde Park etc. This is so by the time January arrives, you will already have a good idea of which area you may want to live. Pick up a copy of the November tabloid to get a good introduction to the different areas available.†
Remember the Unipol Code. We advise that you only search for properties that are accredited by the Unipol Code. The Unipol Code means that your landlord and property has to meet specific standards that often go beyond legislative requirements, thus giving you peace of mind and confidence in your choice. There is even a complaints procedure in place should you run in to any problems.†
Live with people you get along with. May be obvious right? Realistically, you have probably only known your potential housemates for a couple of months. Be sure they are the best fit for you. Remember, a year is a long time to live with someone you don't get along with! People you like to party with might not be the best people to live with all the time. †Get your Contract Checked! Before signing for a house, get your contract checked. Under the Unipol Code, landlords must give you 24 hours to take the contract away and get it checked, if you request it. We recommend using the Student Union Advice Service which offers a free contract checking service. For more complex legal questions you can always use Unipol's free solicitor/legal advice service that is available every Wednesday afternoon by appointment.†
When signing for your property, you should ask your landlord which deposit protection scheme he/she will be using and ask for information on the scheme. Landlords are legally required to place your deposit with a Government authorised scheme,which will safeguard the money and offer independent adjudication in the event of any dispute. ∑
There is a lot of support dedicated to helping students find suitable accommodation in the private sector, so take advantage! Contact your Student Union Advice Service , ResidencesTeam or Unipol for further advice on house hunting.
The Student Union Advice Service can help with accommodation problems.†
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