Your Contract Explained

Page last updated 04/09/2020

Your contract sets out the legal terms and conditions of your tenancy.  Here are the main things you need to know about your tenancy agreement.

The offer of accommodation will be subject to you entering into a tenancy agreement on the provider's (University/Unipol/Unite Students) standard terms and conditions of residence.

If we make you an offer we will send you a link to these terms.

Please make sure you read the terms in full before accepting your offer of accommodation (we will remind you about this at the time), because once you have accepted our offer of accommodation you are legally bound to pay for the accommodation, and if you decide to leave the accommodation early you may not be entitled to a refund.

Full details of the terms and conditions relating to early termination of your tenancy agreement are set out in standard terms and conditions of residence. Make sure you read these before deciding to accept.

Your £200 deposit helps to secure your room, but if you decide to cancel your booking for any reason then we will send it back to you within 28 days.

When you move in, your deposit is used to cover any damage to the flat during the time that you live there. That's why it's really important to fill out an arrival inspection form when you move in to make sure you don't get charged for anything you didn't do.

The process is a little different at these sites. You still pay £200 when you accept your contract but this is then taken out of your first rent payment. You then pay for any damages to the flat directly at the end of the year.
You will be sent a contract for up to 51 weeks depending on the site and room you have chosen. Christmas and Easter vacations are included so you don't have to remove your belongings over the holiday periods.

Your £200 deposit helps to secure your room, but if you decide to cancel your booking for any reason then we will send it back to you within 28 days.

When you move in, your deposit is used to cover any damage to the flat during the time that you live there. That's why it's really important to fill out an arrival inspection form when you move in to make sure you don't get charged for anything you didn't do.

The process is a little different at these sites. You still pay £200 when you accept your contract but this is then taken out of your first rent payment. You then pay for any damages to the flat directly at the end of the year.
You will be sent a contract for up to 51 weeks depending on the site and room you have chosen. Christmas and Easter vacations are included so you don't have to remove your belongings over the holiday periods.

Partnerships

For most sites, the university is the landlord and our partners (UPP, IQ Students and CLV) manage the day-to-day running of the sites. As part of this, we continue to manage your contract and also provide on-site pastoral care and support.

Sites: Arena Village, Carnegie Village, Kirkstall Brewery, Marsden House, Sugarwell Court, Woodhouse Flats

Grey stone built residences and leafy green trees line the path at Kirkstall Brewery
Kirkstall Brewery

At other halls, we have a number of blocks allocated for Leeds Beckett students which you can book via our online application system. We manage your booking up until the contract is signed. The providers (Unipol or Unite Students) then become responsible for your contract and your welfare while you live in those halls.

Sites: Broadcasting Tower (Unite Students), Mill Street (Unipol)

Looking up at the angular, rusted orange architecture of Broadcasting Tower, contrasting with the bright blue sky
Broadcasting Tower

Your accommodation

For Marsden House, Arena Village, Kirkstall Brewery, Sugarwell Court, Woodhouse Flats and Carnegie Village, rent instalments will be made by direct debit in October 2020 (40%), January 2021 (30%) and April 2021 (30%).

For Mill Street, 40% of the rent is required to coincide with your contract start date. Two further payments of 30% each are required by standing order in January 2021 and April 2021.

The rent includes insurance of the property and of your personal belongings (terms apply), repairs (other than for damage caused by you), lighting and water (energy charges are not included in all rents, more details can be found below).

All accommodation at Leeds Beckett is fully furnished. For more information on the inventory of what will be provided, head over to our 'What to bring' page or click the link below. 

The accommodation is for private residential use only and can't be sublet.
No alterations are permitted to the accommodation as they may cause damage which you will be required to pay for.
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Your Guarantor

Everyone is required to provide a Guarantor who will be responsible for paying your rent, if you fail to do so. So you know what's expected, you can find the full tenancy agreement for each site contract below.

Other accommodation information

Students are required to behave with respect for other residents and are subject to the student code of conduct which you can find in your halls handbook.
With an offer of accommodation we will send you a link to a handbook, giving detailed information about your accommodation.

When you book your room, you choose the room and the flat you'd like to stay in.

You can also share and view information about other students in the flat. This is to help you and other applicants to choose a suitable room and flatmates for them. If you'd like to, you are able to share your gender, age, course and a screen name as well as a small description about yourself to help get a good match with your flatmates.

If you wish to leave before your tenancy expires, you will still have to pay the remaining rent. The tenancy is not transferable; but the university, Unite Students and Unipol will normally release you early from your tenancy agreement if a suitable replacement student tenant can be found to take your place. Full details of cancellation conditions and charges are given in the standard terms and conditions of residence that will be sent out to you when we make you an offer.

The university is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working and learning environment that values equality and diversity. 

Accommodation Team