Situated in the heart of the university district next to both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, CitySide is the perfect accommodation for students of Leeds College of Art, Leeds College of Music and Leeds University of Law.

No matter where you study, CitySide student flats in Leeds are convenient for everything that Leeds has to offer, with all major transport links close by and the fabulous shopping centre just a 5 minute walk away. With a great choice of studio apartments and shared flats with en-suite bedrooms, there’s something for every student. Our all-inclusive rent makes it fantastic value, so there are no bills to worry about. This includes access to high speed broadband and Wi-Fi throughout, as well as contents insurance and use of the onsite gym.

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CitySide

Situated in the heart of the university district next to both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett…

University of Leeds

University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Walking10 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit10 mins

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK

Walking3 mins

Bicycling2 mins

Transit3 mins

Leeds train station

New Station St, Leeds LS1 4DY

Walking12 mins

Bicycling5 mins

Transit9 mins

Leeds Bus station

Dyer Street, Leeds LS2 7LA

Walking17 mins

Bicycling5 mins

Transit11 mins

Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre

27 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT

Walking9 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit9 mins

The Merrion Centre Shopping Centre

Merrion Way, Leeds LS2 8NG

Walking7 mins

Bicycling5 mins

Transit7 mins

Tesco Supermarket

Calverley St, Leeds LS1 3DX

Walking2 mins

Bicycling1 min

Transit2 mins

Leeds Grand Theatre

46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NZ

Walking10 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit7 mins

Leeds O2 Academy

55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW

Walking4 mins

Bicycling2 mins

Transit4 mins

First Direct Arena

Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY

Walking8 mins

Bicycling5 mins

Transit8 mins

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CitySide address:

Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3EY

ROOM TYPES

Shared Apartments

Downing Students work in partnership to provide student accommodation at CitySide for the University of Leeds. Shared apartments…

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Studio Apartments

CitySide studios offer you your own personal space where you can work, cook and relax in style. Available to…

Prices from £216.70 per week

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Property Features

Bills Included

No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.

Free WiFi

Get superfast internet connection speeds throughout the building.

CCTV Security

Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.

Contents Insurance

Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.

Cinema

Enjoy a film in your dedicated viewing space.

Smart TV

Smart TV available in your room

Lounge

A great social space for you to relax and make new friends.

Study Room

Study with other residents or book the private space to work in a group.

Distance to Leeds Universities

Less than 5 minutes from University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University

On-site Laundry

Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.

 
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Life at Cityside

Frequently Asked Questions

All FAQs for this property are listed below.

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Am I eligible to live here?

Do I need to be studying at a particular University or College?

As long as you are a full time student you do not have to study at a particular university or college to live in our accommodation.

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Do I need to be a student?

Only full time students can live with Downing Students. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

General information

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.

Is there Internet?

Superfast Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it’s not fast enough you can upgrade.

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Living in the property

Can children stay/live with me?

Children cannot stay over or live in the property.

Can I live in a female only apartment?

All our shared apartments are allocated to Leeds University for first year students. If you require single sex occupation please contact the University direct.

My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At CitySide there are a small number of studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of £250.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Moving in

What do I need to bring?

All our Studios and Ensuite Rooms will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided.   ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all Studios and Standard Ensuites. Beds measure approx. 120 x 190cm or 135cm x 190cm.

In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area and all Studios have Smart TV.

All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) are not provided.

You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

How do I order a bedding or kitchen pack?

You can order kitchen and bedding packs online to be delivered direct to your accommodation. Visit UniKitOut.com where you’ll be able to order from a range of essentials packs to suite your needs. The range of packs include bedding, linen, towels, cooking equipment, crockery, cleaning and stationery. You will need to allow time for delivery so place your order as soon as possible!

Remember to use discount code ‘DOWNING10′ at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Note: Double bedding is suitable for all 3/4 beds. You can find your specific bedding measurements in the FAQ section ‘What do I need to bring?’

When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement.   As part of your online induction you will be asked to select an arrival time.  Please ensure the date you select is after your contract start date.

Moving out

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 10am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

Can I store my belongings in my room, over the summer or after my tenancy has ended?

You must take all your possessions with you when you leave at the end of your tenancy, even if you are returning to the same room for another year after the holidays. We do not accept any responsibility for anything you leave behind and you may be charged for removal and disposal.

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

My booking information

Is there a cooling off/ cancellation period?

  1. 1. An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August.  Provided you haven’t collected the keys to the accommodation, you may be able to cancel your booking by writing or sending an email to us at info@downingstudents.com, subject to the following terms:
    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from the time of booking. If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we will retain £50 from the deposit paid in lieu of administration fees.
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel.
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled.
    • In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement , we will retain £50 from the deposit in lieu of administration charges.

    Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

    2. Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due.  You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time another full time student has entered into an agreement, with Downing Students, to rent your room. Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenant’s agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sub let your room; all rental agreements must be made through Downing Students. In order for Downing Students to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.

    3. No Place No Pay: Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply:- If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

    a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or

    a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

    These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). Please email the documentation to info@downingstudents.com. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

    4. If you cannot get a VISA to study in the UK: Provided that you have NOT collected the keys, and you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused, we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit, provided that you send this evidence to us within 1 week of your notification.

    If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you send us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA, provided that we receive the evidence in writing within 1 week of your notification.  If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

My tenancy agreement

How long will the tenancy be for?

All Studios and Standard Ensuites are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the length of the tenancy will be set out in the Tenancy Agreement.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.

Payments

How do I get my refund?

Downing Students is committed to making refunds in a timely manner.

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established.

It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund.

All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. Downing Students will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred.

No refunds will be made in cash.  For more details Click Here

How can I pay?

Downing Students accepts payment by Mastercard and Visa debit and credit card, and Western Union.

All amounts due must be paid in UK Sterling.

Interest will be charged on late/overdue payments at 3% above the base rate of The Bank of England.

The online system is asking me to 'PAY NOW'. What does this mean?

Don’t worry. By clicking on ‘Pay Now’ you are only submitting your details to the Card Processing Centre’s secure payment gateway. Payments will only be taken on the dates that have been specified.

How do I change my payment details?

If you need to change your card details please telephone +44 (0)151 707 4398 and ask for our Accounts department. You will need to allow at least 3 working days (i.e Monday to Friday) for any requested changes to be processed.  Please ensure that you have all the relevant information to hand when calling.

What date are rental payments due?

Once you have signed for a room log on to the Downing Students Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.

If you are thinking about renting from Downing Students please view the payment option and dates.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor.

Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February.  Please see the tariff for more details.

If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, a deposit is required and will be held with the Deposit Protection Scheme. The deposit will be refundable at the end of your tenancy providing the property is left clean, damage free and in the same condition as at the start of your tenancy and that you have provided a copy of your Council Tax Exemption Certificate or your Registration Certificate. The deposit only becomes refundable at the end of the agreed tenancy, so if the main agreement is not completed we will consider the deposit as payment in lieu of expenses incurred. However, first year applicants with a conditional offer of a place (dependent on grades) will be refunded the deposit if they can show written confirmation from the University that they have not been successful in securing a place.

Social life

How will I get to know other students at City Side?

As you look forward to moving into CitySide you probably want to find out who you are living with in your apartment or get to know other students in the building. Downing Students has private Facebook groups to help you. Please like our Downing Students Facebook page to be updated when the group is open.

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

Living Here

Whichever university you attend, it’s so easy to meet friends in our state-of-the-art common room where you can play games, watch a movie, listen to music or just relax with a book.  There’s always something going on, so be sure to get involved with the range of ongoing social events.

At CitySide your safety is our priority, so we have CCTV, electronic security systems and a dedicated management team onsite 24/7 to help you. Check availability now and get your new uni term off to the best start, or have a look at how close we are.

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