Where students are moving permanently into new shared accommodation e.g. a shared flat, house in multiple occupation or student residence, this will become the place where you are now living. Students who live in shared accommodation should continue to follow the relevant rules and guidance on meeting people from outside of your household.
If a local lockdown were to come into effect, we do not expect that this would prevent anyone from moving into their new property. Local lockdown's introduced in certain areas, relate to not having guests visit indoors or in gardens, and not meeting individuals outside your household at restaurants or bars. Socialising has to be done in outdoor spaces. So the emphasis is on limiting social interactions between different households.
Property moves are unlikely to be affected and still permitted (as they were during the much stricter lockdown). Visit here to find out more guidance on local lockdowns
You are coming together from different households to form a new shared household. For the purposes of government guidelines on staying Covid safe, your flat will be your new household
It is in the best interests of both tenants and landlords to ensure that properties are kept in good repair and free from hazards. Tenants should let their Unipol know early if there is a problem and we will take the appropriate action.
It is tenants responsibility to clean inside your flat or house, now more than ever. In our larger developments, we recommend that you use the handy fridge rota to draw up a schedule within your household, so you can share out the responsibility for keeping a safe and pleasant environment for everyone.
It is important that you abide by the current government guidelines and be respectful of everyone else within your household. Where possible, we encourage you to socialise outside the building with anyone who is not in your household to reduce the risk within your household. Where possible, limit the number of non residents you invite in to the building. Please be aware that local restrictions may change or apply.
Visit our Tenancy Support pages for more information on how to deal with disputes over your housemates behaviour or others around you
The guidance and legislation is moving rapidly making it difficult to understand what you can and can't do in respect to socialising. We are trying to keep tenants informed about how they can socialise in Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham here
You can watch a short film about all the steps we have taken to make your development safe
It is important that we stagger the number of tenants moving into our larger buildings in order to adhere to social distancing guidance. This is for your safety and the safety of all other tenants and our staff. Due to the current situation we are operating key collection on an appointment only basis.
We ask that only the student and their immediate household travel to the site to limit the numbers of extra people visiting the building at this time. It is important to be considerate to the other tenants who will be moving in after you. If you have visitors helping you move, please try to limit their time and movement around the building over this period.
If you have visitors helping you move, please limit their time and movement around the building over this period. If they wish to stay longer as you move in, we ask that they book to stay in a local hotel and not stay in the building. With new legislation (6 people indoors in a household at a time), a visitor staying overnight could easily take numbers higher than this and make it difficult for other tenants to move in.
Due to staggered arrivals in to the building, it is important that those arriving first and moving in look after the shared areas in the flat - areas like the kitchen, lounge and bathrooms. All tenants arriving should be welcomed in to a clean and tidy household when they move in
You should maintain a social distance from other tenants who are not in your household in a larger building with shared areas. Certain areas like the gym, music practise rooms have limited capacity and you should follow the instructions on using these areas