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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

Landlords fined £8,000 for illegal rents

4 years ago / 0 comments

Two student landlords have been fined £8,000 each this summer for letting properties illegally. Mohammed and Amaad Afzal failed to obtain Houses of Multiple Occupation licences for their student lets on Regent Terrace and Estcourt Avenue. Leeds City Council was alerted to the issue after tenants in one house complained … Read More

Features | Top 10 moving out tips

5 years ago / 0 comments

Every summer, thousands of students move between properties or away from Leeds. Towards the end of June, as demand for bin bags and cardboard boxes soar, and as landlords become increasingly difficult to get hold of, moving house can be a busy and stressful time. The exodus of students from … Read More

News | Red Door Lets taken to task at tribunal

5 years ago / 0 comments

Red Door Lets has been forced to amend its tenancy agreement after a Unipol tribunal found the agency wrongly withheld tenants’ deposits. Third-year Geography student Christopher Hunter and his housemates were charged £192 for a House in Multiple Occupation fee that he and his housemates say was not referred to … Read More

Features | The Housing Guide

5 years ago / 0 comments

Here at LSi, we’ve compiled a housing guide to aid you in your search for student housing once fresh out of the comforts of halls. Whether it’s in Hyde Park, Headingley or Woodhouse, you’re going to have to pick a house somehow.    Who do you want to live with? … Read More

News | HOUSING CASE STUDY 2: Damp problems

5 years ago / 0 comments

Student Cribs disappointed and angered one group of students, who moved into one of the company’s cheaper houses. The property was rented at £94pw, including broadband but excluding all other bills. One tenant, a second year English Language and Literature student, told LS, “there’s a serious amount of damp that … Read More

News | HOUSING CASE STUDY: We felt bullied by landlord

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds students have revealed how they felt “bullied” by their estate agents during their tenancy last year. Students allege that the house, owned by Redbrick Properties, was in an “incredibly messy and dangerous” state when they arrived. The students say they were fined for late rent before the contract started … Read More

News | Privately owned homes on the rise

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds has been named as one of the top 10 cities in the UK for private student accommodation. According to research carried out by commercial property adviser GVA, Leeds ranked sixth in the country for students choosing to buy rather than rent homes. The news follows a considerable expansion of … Read More

News | Burglary spike in student areas

5 years ago / 0 comments

The most recent crime statistics have revealed that burglaries in student areas are on the rise, with more offences recorded in September compared to the same time last year. The figures come despite a joint attempt from Leeds universities to combat the problem by staggering return dates for Freshers’ week. … Read More