Finding rooms to rent in Leeds
When trying to find a room to rent in a Leeds flatshare, you’ll usually spend about 24 days doing so before finding the right one, after which you can expect to pay an average of £330 a month on rent. If you’re looking to rent out a room in your flatshare in Leeds, it takes, on average, slightly longer than the rest of the UK to find a tenant at around 44 days. Finding rooms to rent in Leeds city centre will set you back about £400 a month, whilst some of the less expensive areas like Headingly are roughly £200 a month. Surprisingly, one of the more expensive areas to find a room in a Leeds flatshare is Chapel Allerton, usually above £400 a month, which is outside of central Leeds.
A student flatshare in Leeds
Out of those looking for a flatshare in Leeds, professionals account for about 76% of room renters. For students, who comprise 24% of those looking for rooms to rent in Leeds, areas like Hyde Park and Headingly, which are north west of the city centre, are very popular. There are two universities on offer in the city. Leeds Metropolitan, which is just north of the University of Leeds, is the largest with a total population of 52,000 students.
Unless you’re driving, public transport for you and your Leeds flatmate around the city will mostly be by bus. Leeds City Centre Loop Road, a one-way system around the city centre, is also handy for those who drive. The city centre is relatively small though so getting to its bars and clubs, including those at the Grand Arcade, is fairly easy. For something cultured, The Leeds Art Gallery and Royal Armouries offer an interesting day out.
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