Tag : housing

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

Agony aunt: student housing

8 months ago / 0 comments

I haven’t yet signed for a house. Have I missed the chance to get a good one? Not having signed for a house yet in late January can be a bit nerve-racking. Especially when left and right you hear friends talking about their great new homes, some of which were … Read More

Your House Hunting Worries, Debunked

11 months ago / 0 comments

House hunting can be stressful, especially if it’s your first time. Rumours are already starting to get around which might be making you anxious about looking for somewhere to live. As someone that’s done house hunting in Leeds three years running, LUU Community Officer, George Bissett, can offer an insight … Read More

Quick Fix for the UK’s housing market?

12 months ago / 0 comments

With the UK’s population continuously growing and with major cities such as London becoming overpopulated, the UK’s housing market is in a sticky situation. It is clear something major needs to be done, but what? Well a few people believe they have the answer and some ideas do seem promising. … Read More

A Game of Monopoly

1 year ago / 0 comments

“The London housing crisis” is no stranger to headlines. Less familiar is the phenomenon of ‘ghost’ homes and the game of monopoly creating them. Across London, 20,000 so-called ‘ghost homes’ sit, uninhabited. Across England, multiply that statistic by 10! 200,000 empty homes with a total value of £43bn were empty … Read More

Climbing the Property Ladder in the Capital

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having risen in value at a much faster rate than across the rest of the UK and facing little volatility even in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, London property appears to remain a safe and reliable investment. Since 1998, house prices in London have risen by 533% on … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Time to bring student housing home

2 years ago / 0 comments

Harry is running to be Community Officer, here are his views on making your house hunting nightmares a thing of the past. Student housing always takes centre stage in the campaign to become Community Officer. Why shouldn’t it? We pay too much, the process is too stressful, and many students … Read More

Student pop-up orchestra thrills Christmas shoppers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Saturday’s Christmas shoppers were treated to the powerful sounds of a Leeds College of Music pop-up orchestra. The students were raising awareness and funds on behalf of Canopy Housing, a Leeds based charity that works to provide homeless people with temporary shelter by renovating derelict buildings. The pedal-powered musicians played and sang … Read More

Union launches Rate Your Landlord

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Union is hoping for thousands of responses to a new scheme asking students to review their landlord. Rate Your Landlord is open for all students in Leeds to give feedback on Halls of Residence and private landlords across the city. The survey gives a 1-5 scale for students to … Read More

iForHomes suspended from Unipol

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds letting agency iFor Homes has been suspended from Unipol this summer following a housing tribunal. An inspector found tenants on Hyde Terrace were living in ‘such a condition that it should not be occupied’. The tribunal in June heard one student had to sleep on the sofa as water … Read More