There is a surplus of good quality housing in Leeds so there is no need to rush into signing a contract or worry about not finding a place to live. House-hunting officially starts in January, some landlords will start advertising their properties prior to this, but it is recommended that you wait until Unipol launch house-hunting season.
Unipol is a housing charity that aims to help students make informed decisions about the type of accommodation they would like to live in while studying in Leeds. Unipol is a good place to start your search for your student home.
If you're looking for a property in the wider private-rented sector, look out for Unipol's Code of Standards. This is an indicator of the quality of accommodation and reliability of the landlord.
Changeover is around the end of June and the beginning of July. This is a very busy time in Leeds, and can be a strain on the local community as volumes of waste increase. Find out more about keeping Leeds tidy during changeover.
If you are experiencing issues related to housing, the Students' Union Advice Service can help you resolve a wide range of different problems. The team will also check contracts for you so that you know exactly what you're signing up for.