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Hey there,

We have a double room available in our house share from 1 August.

Full description & info below, but do give us a shout on here if you have any q's on anything that we've not covered!

We're ideally after a student, or post-grad of some sort, so we can keep hold of our sweeeet sweeeet Council Tax exemption.

Hopefully we'll be able to line up some viewings over the next few weeks, so please get in touch if you're interested and tell us a bit about yourself.

Cheers!
Rich, Miranda, and Nick :)

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ABOUT THE ROOM:

Sooo.... The room is in the attic of a three storey house, so up two flight of stairs.

There's a double bed with a cool faux leather bed frame, and a super-comfy pocket-sprung mattress (way nicer than the cheap ones most landlords provide).

There is a wardrobe rail built into a recess in the far wall, and loads of storage space above for a suitcase and/or boxes. There's also a large chest of drawers, a desk, a bookcase, and a small chest of drawers which doubles as a bedside table.

There are two windows. One large window with a wooden Venetian blind (looks ace, easy to clean), and one Velux window in the sloping part of the ceiling with fabric a blackout blind.

The room gets tons of natural light so has a bright and airy feel to it. Don't worry though, there's also a radiator for making it all warm and cosy when it's chilly winter evening outside!

The carpet is just under one year old, and has a layer of extra thick underlay beneath making it comfy and warm.

The room's walls, ceilings and skirting boards are all painted in matt white. Looks a tad plain in the pics, but is just waiting for a few pictures to be put up on the walls to give it some colour and character :)

ABOUT THE HOUSE:

The house is a brick built back to back terrace with three floors plus a cellar.

We've got super-fast 200Mbps fibre optic unlimited broadband from Virgin Media, so there's plenty of bandwidth to go around.

On the ground floor is a large living room and open plan kitchen.

For the living room we've got a comfy 3-seater leather sofa, and a small dining table with a couple of chairs. There's a gas fireplace for cosy nights in. We don't have a TV just yet, but may be investing in one if there's demand for it :) Real wood floor and a nice large rug.

The kitchen has all the usual appliances you'd expect, and plenty of storage space for your food. Cutlery, crockery, mugs, pans and utensils are all included.

On the second floor there's one bedroom and the bathroom. The bathroom has a pretty new shower and taps, plus storage baskets for shampoo, shower gel, etc. The shower is fed by the boiler, so the water is hot and the pressure is high! A modern washing machine also situated in here (less than a year old), plus there's storage space for all your detergents etc.

On the top floor are two bedrooms, one of which is the one we're looking to find a housemate for :)

Finally we also have a cellar which has just been converted, which has a futon sofa bed for when friends come to visit Leeds at the weekend! There's also an extra bathroom down there. It's quite small but handy for using in emergencies if the main bathroom is occupied!

Central heating throughout the house (including the cellar).

ABOUT THE HOUSEMATES:

You'll be living with Miranda and Nick.

Miranda is studying for a Masters degree, and also works at Leeds Uni part time. Nick is a student teacher, currently helping to keep unruly teenagers on the straight-and-narrow. Both into our outdoor pursuits (cycling, climbing, running, etc), both very easy going, and both often up for a beer in one of Meanwood's many fine watering holes (more about those below).

ABOUT THE BILLS ETC:

Included in the rent: internet, water

Not included: electricity & gas (which will be split equally each time we get a bill), TV licence (as we don't currently have a tele) and contents insurance (which you'll need to arrange for yourself if you require).

About the Council Tax: We're currently council tax exempt as everyone here qualifies as a student. Would be awesome if we can keep it that way, so may have to prioritise fellow post-grads if the option was there.

ABOUT THE TRANSPORT LINKS:

For traveling to the centre of Leeds there is a bus stop 2-3 mins away on Meanwood Road. Services 51 and 52 running every 10 mins during daytime and every 30 mins at night.

There's also the option of walking to Otley Road (10 mins or so) and catching any of the buses that run to / from town via Headingley.

ABOUT THE LOCAL AMENITIES:

The centre of Meanwood is only 2 mins walk away. There you'll find...

Supermarkets - spoilt for choice! There is a Waitrose, Asda, Aldi, and a Jack Fulton
Bars - Alfred, East of Arcadia, Boot & Rally, Terminus, The Hungry Bear, plus a new Gin bar that's rumoured to be opening soon
Restaurants - Zucco, Via Verde, Hungry Bear, Hana Matsuri (allegedly the best sushi you can get outside London - but good luck getting a reservation!)
Takeaway - Dawaat curry house right at the end of the road (10 seconds away!)
Cafes - Tandem, Maria's, Meanwood Cafe
Fast food - KFC, Papa Johns
Shops - QLM, Trash & Treasure, Bargain Booze, Ladbrokes?

Headingley is around 10 mins walk away, with far too many bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops to list here.

The house is also right next to Meanwood Beck and Meanwood Valley Trail. The trail is a woodland path that can either take you to Woodhouse Moor / Hyde Park if you turn right, or all the way out to Golden Acre Park if you go left. Great for a Sunday walk or an off road trail run. Google it, it's great.

ABOUT THE DEPOSIT:

£250 payable on signing of the contract in case you do a runner without giving notice, or trash the place before you move out. If neither of these things happen you'll get it back in full once you've left. Held in the Government's Deposit Protection Scheme.

ABOUT THE RENT AND THE CONTRACT LENGTH:

Rent is £310 per month, payable in advance on the 1st day of each month via bank transfer.

Note that with the cost of the incuded bills (water £10 each, internet £10 each) you're effectively paying £290 pcm compared to most rooms which don't have those bills included.

The default contract would be for 12 months, so would run to end of July 2020, but we're open to shorter stays too.

However, if you do sign up for 12 months but then want to move out before the end of the contract... that's no problem! You just need to give us a couple of months' notice so we have time to re-advertise the room and find a replacement.

Phew! I think that's everything I can think of to mention :)

Please get in touch if I've missed anything...

Cheers,
Rich

  • £310 pcm (double)

Available
Now
Minimum term
None
Maximum term
None
  • Short lets considered

Deposit
£250.00
Bills included?
Some

Furnishings
Furnished
Parking
Yes
Garage
No
Garden/terrace
No
Balcony/Patio
No
Disabled access
No
Living room
shared
Broadband included
Yes

# housemates
2
Total # rooms
3
Ages
25 to 30
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Occupation
Mixed
Interests
Craft beer, the great outdoors, arty stuff, haute cuisine
Gender
1 Female, 1 Male

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
Yes
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Student
Housing Benefit
No
References?
No
Min age
18
Max age
65
Gender
Males or females

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