House Shares

If you are looking for a room to rent in Leeds with other like-minded students, we can help match you up with your perfect housemates in a student house share.

We specialise in helping students who are moving to Leeds for the first time, either through clearing or because of a placement. We have some student house shares in Leeds to let as single rooms only, so this type of accommodation is always available for students who need that extra flexibility or who just haven’t made their mind up yet. 

Moving into a mixed house share in Leeds is a great way to meet new people and save money. All of our rooms come fully furnished with locks and free WiFi, and your rent is bills inclusive — making student life simple.

Pickard Properties has over 160 properties to rent in Leeds and across West Yorkshire, which we take pride in maintaining to a very high standard.

We have ‘Golden Owner’ UNIPOL status and have been voted ‘Best Large Landlord’ and ‘Most Socially Responsible Landlord’ by the students of Leeds University Union in recent times.

We strive to be the best landlord in Leeds and have been renting student and professional properties in the area for 50 years. We are a letting company that owns all our own properties.

We are landlords rather than “middle men”, so you can deal with us directly to report maintenance, organise your move and make arrangements quickly, efficiently, and hassle-free.

Finding student house shares in Leeds & near your university

Looking for a student house share in Leeds? 

View our student house shares online. Register with us and we will then keep you updated and let you know when a suitable property becomes available.

You can message us online or call our office on 0113 274 6642 to discuss your requirements or to request a brochure.

Seen some student accommodation in Leeds that you like? 

The next step is to contact us to arrange a viewing of the Leeds house share. For your viewing appointment, you can meet us at the property, or come to the office and we will then transport you to the property.

You can generally view four student house shares in Leeds in an hour time slot, so we will do our best to show you a selection of houses to save you the stress and hassle of booking multiple viewings. 

Found your ideal student houseshare in Leeds? 

Contact us to let us know which property in Leeds you want to rent a room in and we will draw up a tenancy agreement for you.

If you feel out of your depth regarding tenancy contracts you can always take advantage of the contract checking services at Unipol or the Leeds University Union.

We can reserve the property of your choice for 24 hours.

This ‘how to rent’ guide issued by the government is also useful if you are unsure of what questions to ask when renting a property.

When you are happy and confident to proceed, simply make an appointment to come to the Pickard office and sign for your new home. The signing appointment will take an hour (maximum). We’ll explain how we work, go through all the terms and conditions, and give you time to ask any questions you may have about student letting with us.

For the signing appointment, you’ll need to bring the following with you:

  • Your student ID card & your passport
  • Your deposit payment of £260


If you are an international student you will need to bring your passport in and also a letter stating details of your university offer. Our International Students page has tons of useful information.

Once you’ve signed and paid, the property is secured for you. 

Please note: You can only sign for your property if there are at least half of the tenants who are proposing to take the property at the signing appointment.

Before your move in to your student house share

Pickard Properties aims to make renting a student property in Leeds a smooth, easy and stress-free process. We’re continually looking for new ways to remove the stresses that are normally involved in moving house. Leeds is a great place to live and we want you to enjoy living here. 

So, remember to complete this check list before you move in:

  • Completed ‘Direct Debit Mandate’
  • Payment of your first instalment of rent
  • Ensure you and your housemates have signed all the tenancy documentation 

If you or any of your housemates have forgotten to do any of the above then we are unable to hand out keys, so please check with your housemates before you trek to the office to pick up keys!

Welcome to your new Leeds home

If all of the above is done, you can now look forward to moving in! Please follow these steps to make your move as easy as possible: 

  • Key collection: Please check our office opening hours and pop into the office to pick up your keys. If your tenancy starts on a weekend, contact us to arrange a time slot as we are not usually open over the weekend.
  • Don’t forget to bring your photographic ID with you (driving licence preferred).
  • All maintenance reports must be emailed to:  Or you can complete our maintenance request form

Why rent a property in Leeds with Pickard Properties?

You’re in good hands. Pickard Properties has been voted ‘Best Large Landlord’ and ‘Most Socially Responsible Landlord’ by Leeds students in recent times.

We strive to be the best letting agent in Leeds. We’ve been renting student properties for nearly 50 years so we know what makes a great house for rent in Leeds.

So, whether you want a 2-bed flat in Leeds or a 12-bed student house share in Headingley or Hyde Park, Pickard Properties can help you find your perfect home.

Because we are a private landlord, there are no third parties, so we can act on maintenance issues straight away and complete work quickly.

We are members of Leeds Property AssociationLeeds Rental StandardResidential Landlords Association (RLA), and Unipol — Golden Owners of the Unipol Code of Standards.