Unipol Student Homes

Unipol Student Homes

At a glance


  • Housing and homelessness
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Unipol helps students find the best housing they can, drives up standards, and acts as a beacon of good practice for other housing suppliers. We have significant "on the ground" presence in Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham but also provide other services impacting across the whole of the UK.


We give straightforward information that allows students to make well-informed choices about where to live and who to rent from; champion best practice; and provide housing ourselves that lives up to the expectation of Unipol as a professional and caring charity.

As a not-for-profit organisation, no profit is taken from the organisation and all monies received are invested back into the organisation in the form of services to students and tenants.

Unipol’s own housing portfolio is located in Leeds where we accommodate some 2,700 students, including student families, in self-catering provision. Additional accommodation is managed on behalf of private owners, who are required to meet the same high standards as in Unipol-owned properties.

Housing Hubs and their individual associated websites are operated in each of Leeds, Nottingham and Bradford. The hubs and their websites are designed for their local markets and are essential tools in ensuring that students have a wide choice of information that allows them to make informed choices. In all three cities Unipol operates Codes for shared student housing in the private rented sector. Their provisions go substantially beyond legal minimum requirements for owners, covering the tenancy agreement, health and safety, fixtures, fittings and furniture, etc.

Unipol is the main national trainer in the niche area of student accommodation for all those involved in student accommodation provision across the UK. The training programmes keep us at the centre of the accommodation network and help ensure we are up to speed on new trends and developments.

In addition to the local Codes in Leeds, Nottingham and Bradford, Unipol also operates the ANUK/Unipol National Code for Private Providers. These activities seek to improve property standards, enhance student choice and bring transparency to the private rented sector. In all, these national and local accreditation schemes cover some 190,000 bed spaces.

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