Pickard Properties will probably be the friendliest student letting company you will encounter during your house hunting experience, as our main ethos is to ensure that our tenants are 100% happy with their choice. Do not have any misconceptions - we are of course driven, but it does not deafen us to your needs, it just means we will not use the pressured sell and rush you into a decision. The hard sell is just not us and that’s our promise , you choose what is right for you and we are here to help you reach that decision whether it is with us or not.
Pickard is a Leeds-born and bred company and are a family company operating for over half a century but far from old-fashioned Landlords. At the heart of Pickard, Properties is our Leeds student accommodation, it always has been. Our success is attributed to our excellent reputation, sensitivity to local resident and student needs, and extensive knowledge of the Leeds area. This success has been marked by the students many times through various awards over the years.
We have many houses in our portfolio of Leeds student housing in Leeds – focusing on Headingley, Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Burley — ranging from 1 bedroom flats through to 9-bed houses for groups. We lease large student accommodation halls to Unipol, own property conversions across West Yorkshire for professional lets, have a successful portfolio of professional house shares in Leeds, and also have a strong commercial presence nationwide. Our Flagship build-to-rent developments push the boundaries and perceptions of what rentals can be, we want the change people’s views on rentals and landlords.
All our student properties feature double beds, washing machines, microwaves, full fire alarms/interlinked smoke detectors and burglar alarms, Smart TV’s as a minimum standard. Dishwashers and Dryers too, if we can squeeze them in the kitchen or if there is a cellar. We have a maintenance team to check out everyday repairs and also good relationships with registered gas, electrical, roofing, decor contractors for more specialist works.
We are full Golden members of Unipol, Leeds Property Association (LPA), The Leeds Rental Standard, Residential Landlord Association (RLA) , NRLA – National Residential Landlords Association of which all have strong links to associations responsible for raising the standards of student living in Leeds.
It is worth signing up student house with Pickard Properties, you will realise the experience of a good landlord.
Advantages to Students
Bills inclusive or exclusive – we’re flexible!
We are able to offer our tenants all-inclusive student accommodation in Leeds on any student property which is 3-bedrooms or more, and we have been doing this for years. We were in fact one of the first landlords to offer all-inclusive student properties other than halls, and Pickard is the only landlord in Leeds to offer unlimited use of your gas, water and electric so you won’t be landed with an unexpected excess usage bill at the end of your tenancy — that definitely would not be a nice farewell!
We cushion our student tenants against steep energy price rises, remove the frustration of ringing utility suppliers, and aim to offer properties that remain toasty and cosy throughout your tenancy without the worry. We know there is nothing worse than sitting at your laptop with freezing extremities! We have all been there so the plan is to provide this choice so you don’t ever have to experience it.
Energy saving properties
We all love the traditional Victorian build houses in Hyde Park and Headingley – they are a visual reminder of the rich history of Leeds, and it’s pretty cool that they have stood there for 100 years or more and still look great. However, 100 years on, it is all about energy efficiency — reducing emissions, and adapting our traditional builds without sacrificing their charm, making them as energy efficient as possible.
Our traditional properties are very comfortable places for students to live thanks to the latest insulation measures. The most suitable of our properties have benefited from internal wall insulation and/or external wall insulation.
First Year Student Accommodation
Finding a place to live for your first year
If you are heading to university this year, it’s time to find yourself some Leeds student accommodation. That might sound like a big challenge, but it’s not — Pickard Properties has got your back. We are experts in matching our uni tenants to our student housing in Leeds.
What should you do first? Before you get in touch, sit down with your parents and have a think about a budget, and what you do and don’t want from your Leeds student property. Do you want to live alone, live with friends, or join a house share with new friends? Would you prefer a student apartment or a house? Which area would you like to live in — Headingley, Burley Park, Woodhouse, Leeds city centre, or Hyde Park?
Your Leeds student let budget is the most important thing of all — make sure you can comfortably afford it, and don’t be tempted by a ‘fancier’ and more expensive apartment or house share when it comes to viewings! All of our Leeds student properties are modern and welcoming, so you won’t be missing out when living in any of them. In fact, you will love it!
Once you have made some notes of your student housing requirements, it’s time to get in touch with us and let us find your ideal property — whether that’s a 2 bed student flat in Leeds, or a 7 bedroom student house in Headingley.
Pickard Properties is very experienced when it comes to placing first years and we are also Unipol Code Golden Owners which should give you some reassurance that we are a respected student landlord. Each of our student houses has free wifi and all the safety standards expected from a Unipol code landlord. We have plenty of student houses and will always ensure students are placed with other students in our house shares — after all, we want you to enjoy a good social life in Leeds while you’re studying!
Here at Pickard Properties, we pride ourselves in making your living experience in Leeds an enjoyable one when it comes to your student let. We have plenty of rooms available in shared houses and the rent is all inclusive, so there’s no need to worry about that.
Have a look at all of our student houses.
Students Often Ask
How do I book a viewing?
You can view the virtual tours available on our website, from the comfort of your own home. If you require a viewing in person at the property or would like more information, click on the ‘arrange a viewing’ link found on the individual property adverts or if it is a general letting enquiry you can use the contact…
How many properties can I view?
We would always ask that you initially view any properties of interest virtually using the video tour links on each advertisement.
This will then narrow down your search to allow you to view the property you have chosen in person if needed.
Are my belongings insured in my student property or do I need to buy insurance?
Contents Insurance covering your personal belongings, including tenant liability will be provided if you have opted for one of our bills inclusive packages as part of your tenancy agreement. It is recommended that you purchase contents insurance of your own, if we have not provided cover for you.
There are several companies that offer student insurance, Endsleigh being an…
What happens if I get locked out of my student property?
Hopefully you will be able to access the property initially by contacting your housemates. If not and you are locked out during office hours, we could hopefully arrange access to your room/ property free of charge, depending on the location of the property and availability of our staff within the area. You will need to confirm your identity.
You could also borrow a key collected from our office during office hours, with…
What are the terms and conditions of my tenancy?
There are many Terms & Conditions that support and sets out your tenancy agreement and rental payment schedule. It is encouraged that you read through all documentation thoroughly before committing.
If you have any queries you can speak to us on 0113 274 6642, or seek additional advices from other third party representatives, solicitor, student union, parent, guarantor.