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Student Homes Since 1962

About Us

Winner: Rate Your Landlord “Best Landlord 10+ Properties 2021 & 2022”

Winner: Rate Your Landlord “Most Caring Landlord 2021 and 2023”

Winner: Rate Your Landlord “Landlord of the Year 2020 & 2022”

Rate Your Landlord is run in partnership between the Leeds University Union and Unipol Student Homes. It was set up in 2017 and provides a platform for tenants to rate their experiences on various aspects of the tenancy.

Winner of UNIPOL Garden Competition 2019

For our communal gardens in front of the Brudenell Road block of houses.

“The Panel were very impressed with your garden and agreed that it was a very well thought out use of space with great amenities for the tenants to use. They were impressed by the bike store, smoking bins and bird boxes, as well as the winding pathways through the gardens. It was nice to see wildlife being encouraged with the use of bird boxes and bee friendly plants and flowers”.

Winner of Safer Leeds Award 2013

Awarded by Leeds University Union .The Leeds Landlord Awards were running between 2012 and 2015 to help students recommend the best landlords to other students.

“for landlords who work hard to keep their tenants safe, whether by making improvements to properties to make them more secure, providing crime prevention advice to tenants, or working in partnership with the police, students’ unions or other agencies working to reduce crime”

History of Lingard Bell

Lingard Bell Ltd is a family run business which was incorporated on the 27th March 1962 by Mr Ray Bell & Mrs June Bell (the name Lingard is Mrs Bell’s maiden name). Steve Rowley joined the business full time in the year 2000 and his wife Carol Rowley (who is Ray and June’s daughter) gradually built up to a full time role once their children were in full time education. Steve and Carol live locally and are readily contactable by email or telephone.

Mrs June Bell was very much involved in the business right up until her sudden death on the 15th October 2017.  Mr Ray Bell sadly passed away on the 11th December 2018 after spending 5 years in care after being diagnosed with severe Alzheimers.

Lingard Bell Ltd has an enviable reputation in the student lettings market due to a proven record of good management and having an approachable manner. We provide good quality properties which are personally managed by Steve and Carol and maintained in a very professional and hands on way by a great team of people. We pride ourselves in providing a strong customer service and treat our tenants as individuals not just a number. We are constantly updating and upgrading our properties to keep up with current trends.

The majority of our student lettings come via recommendations from our current tenants and we are also finding that ex tenants returning from their placements turn to us for accommodation on their return to Leeds. This says a lot about us and we are proud that we are getting it right!

Student safety is very important to us and we have introduced several additional features over the years, e.g. carbon monoxide detectors are supplied as standard, none of our main entrance door keys can be cut by a regular locksmith and all our workmen carry ID and/or are supplied with passwords. In May 2015 we upgraded our main entrance door locks to the latest security standard 3 star rated locks which are resistant to bumping, snapping, picking and drilling. All the bedrooms in our shared houses are fitted with locks. All of our properties meet the Gold level of security for the Safer Leeds – Safer Homes scheme which was launched by West Yorkshire Police/Unipol/Leeds City Council in July 2016. You can see the promotional video on You Tube here featuring one of our tenants and Steve in his role as landlord.

We have an excellent working relationship with Unipol, the Leeds University Unions and Leeds City Council. We are members of the Unipol Code of Standards – to see the full Code, use the following link.

We have achieved the highest status with Unipol being GOLDEN OWNERS which means not a single complaint has been lodged against us since their monitoring system began over 10 years ago.

Lingard Bell Ltd is a Registered Trademark (Registration No UK00003046682).

Please use the Contact Us section if you have any questions or wish to arrange a viewing.