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Vita Student Portland Crescent, Leeds
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Vita Student Portland Crescent, Leeds

Portland Cres, Leeds, LS1 3AY, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Portland Crescent is a premium and stylish student accommodation in Leeds. Located near queen square, the property offers a wide range of studios and a 2-bedroom shared apartment to choose from. Additionally, Leeds Beckett University is only a minute walk away and the Leeds Arts University is a 10-minute walk away from the property, making accommodation ideal for the students attending these universities.

Features

The Property provides modern rooms with beautiful aesthetics including a comfy bed, study desk, bookshelf, and small kitchen area. Portland Crescent provides free high-speed WiFi to enjoy buffer-free content, a laundry facility, cycle storage, key fob access, CCTV surveillance for safety and security, and a 24/7 onsite team to assist you. The accommodation also has an amazing social space where they organize activities like yoga classes, popup golf, marker-making workshops, and mocktail workshops. You can also work out in the on-site gym and drink coffee in the coffee lounge or do group study with your friends in study rooms. 

Living in this student accommodation, you'll enjoy additional amenities like:

- Grab and go breakfast

- Free to use bikes

- Regular housekeeping

- Amazing weekly events

Location and What's Hot?

The property is based in one of the popular areas of Leeds and it is surrounded by many restaurants, cafes, and bars. Blue Sakura a Japanese restaurant is nearby to eat delicious and authentic Japanese food. Pixel Bar is a short walk away to drink and party with friends. 92 Degrees cafe is just around the corner to have coffee on way to the university. If you are interested in history Leeds City Museum is also nearby. Students don't need to travel far for grocery shopping and daily supplies as Tesco Express is in the vicinity. 

Commute

The property is well connected to public transport with multiple bus stops available nearby, making traveling around the city easier. Civic H bus stop is only a minute walk away and Merrion B bus stop is 2-minute away on foot. Furthermore, Leeds train station is a 10-minute walk away from the property. 

What will you get

Bills Included

Electricity
Water
Heating
WiFi

Common Amenities

Gym
Private Study Room
Coffee Lounge
Bike Store
Laundry Room
Private Dining Room

Cancellation Policies (3)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
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  • No visa no pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
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  • No place no pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
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  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a car park? Is it included in the fee?

Unfortunately PMG don’t have on-site parking at this building. However, all of PMG buildings are centrally located, with quick access to university and public transport.

What’s included at PMG Portland Crescent?

PMG Portland Crescent is all-in. Free breakfast, utility bills, private bookable spaces, free-to-use bikes, on-site gym, housekeeping, daily events, and much more are all included when you move in.

How close is PMG Portland Crescent to university?

PMG Portland Crescent sits directly opposite Leeds Beckett University, and is just a 5-minute walk from the University of Leeds. The building is also a short commute on the train to Leeds Trinity Unive

Where’s the nearest public transport to PMG Portland Crescent?

You can walk from PMG Portland Crescent to the main train station in Leeds within 10 minutes, and there are also bus stops a minute away from the building to help you explore the city.

What shops are close to PMG Portland Crescent?

PMG Portland Crescent is located in the centre of Leeds so all the city’s shops and essentials are within a short walking distance. The nearest supermarket is just a 1-minute walk from the building.

What size bed do I get?

The standard size bed is a double, however you can upgrade your room type and get a king-size bed.

Can I book a viewing?

Yes! Contact PMG team to book a viewing.

Is there a bike store? Is it included in the fee?

Yes! All of PMG buildings have bike stores, and they’re included in your fee. PMG also have PMG bikes that you can use whenever you want.

Do you offer printing facilities?

Yes, all of PMG buildings have on-site printing facilities. When you arrive, you will receive an email to set up your printing account – once you have confirmed you can add credit to your account and start printing.

What kitchen appliances are included?

Rooms at PMG already include kitchen appliances like a fridge, microwave, oven and hob. Please do not bring any additional appliances when you move in.

Is there a laundry room?

Yes – PMG have a laundry room in the building. When using the laundry rooms, all you need to do is top up your account to start using the machines.

What do I need to bring when I move in?

While PMG rooms include all main kitchen appliances and furniture, you’ll need to bring your own utensils and kitchenware, kettle and toaster, bedroom furnishings, such as towels, duvets, and pillows. However, if you’ve booked a room with PMG you can order one of PMG kitchen and bedding packs, which delivers all the essentials to your room before you arrive.

Is contents insurance included?

Yes, you can get free contents insurance with PMG partner Endsleigh. When you move in, you will receive an email to confirm your cover.

How do I receive mail and packages?

There is a 24-hour secure parcel room in the building, so you can collect your parcels when they arrive.

Do I need to be a student to live in PMG accommodation?

Yes. You need to be a full-time student to live at PMG.

What type of rooms do you have?

PMG has a number of student room options to choose from, all designed to give you the best student living experience. PMG have a range of luxury studios as well as shared apartments – each room however has its own ensuite, bed and study desk.

Do you offer dual occupancy rooms?

Yes! If you want to live with a partner, PMG offer dual occupancy rooms in many of PMG buildings at PMG, with an extra charge of 20%.

When do I need to book my student accommodation?

Rooms at PMG are quick to sell out, so the best time to book your student accommodation is when you’re applying for your university. If you don’t meet your grade requirements for your chosen uni, and aren’t offered a place, you can cancel your room free of charge – check out the cancellation policy for terms and conditions should this occur.

Can I stay during holidays?

Yes. PMG contracts allow you to stay over the winter holidays, with the option of staying over summer by choosing a 52 weeks contract.

Are the rooms suitable for disabled access?

PMG have many accessible rooms across PMG buildings – these feature a bigger bathroom, step-free access, and adaptable features.

Are pets allowed PMG?

Unfortunately, PMG facilities are not suitable for pets, so PMG do not allow them in PMG buildings.

Can I have visitors? How long can they stay?

Of course! You can have a guest stay up to 2 consecutive nights free of charge. You’ll need to make sure that they are signed in at reception, and always with you whilst in the building.

Can I move into PMG early?

It might be possible to check in earlier than your contract starts, if your room is empty over the summer. PMG can let you know the earliest date that you can move in. Once your contract has officially started, you can move in at any time. Closer to the start date, PMG’ll ask you to let PMG know when you plan to arrive so that PMG can make check-in as seamleas possible – but if you need to amend this date and time, you can easily do so from within your PMG Account.

How long is the usual contract?

For most buildings at PMG, you can choose between two contract length options: 45 weeks or 52 weeks. Booking a 52 weeks contract allows you to stay in the building over the summer holidays. Some of PMG buildings only have the option of 45 or 52 weeks contracts – you’ll see the options available when booking your room.

Do you do short-term contracts?

PMG have some studios available with shorter contracts in PMG residences across the UK and Spain. Perfect if you are only studying for a term at a time or on a language course that lasts a few months. 

What happens if I forget to pay on time?

If you think you might not be able to complete your payments on time, it’s really important that you get in touch with PMG at the earliest opportunity. 

Can I book my room close to my friends?

At PMG, you choose your own individual room from PMG availability, so absolutely! Get in touch with PMG Lettings team and PMG can help you select a room close to your friends.

Do I need a guarantor to book a room?

No, you don’t need a guarantor to book a room at PMG.

Do you charge a deposit?

PMG don’t charge a deposit to live at PMG. However, if any damage occurs while you live in the room, you will be expected to pay for any damages caused before you check out. The Advance Licence Fee payment that you pay when you book your room is a pre-payment of the first 2 weeks of your contract and therefore isn’t refunded at the end of your stay.

Can I leave early and get the remainder of my license fee back?

Unfortunately, you are committed under the license period to pay the full license fee. PMG may have a waiting list of people that would like to take over your booking which would then relinquish you from your contract. PMG cannot refund your license fee until a replacement is found to take over your booking. To learn more, use the Live Chat function within your Online Account and PMG can explain the process to you.

Are utility bills included at PMG?

Yes! PMG is all-in.

How secure is my room?

Your room is absolutely secure. All door entry is key fobbed, PMG have CCTV and PMG on-site staff are available at reception or patrolling the building 24 hours a day. Their job is to protect you and the building at all times.

Can I smoke or vape in my room?

No. As per UK Legislation, it is against the law to smoke indoors. Also, as per your Licence Agreement, it is not permitted to smoke or vape inside any PMG building. There are designated smoking areas at each of the developments which you are welcome to use.

Is there a cleaning service and is it included in my fee?

A fortnightly clean of your studio is part of the service at PMG. PMG brilliant housekeeping team will provide a 20 minute clean of your floor, kitchen worktop surfaces and en-suite to keep things clean for you. PMG do this to ensure your room is kept in the very best condition throughout the year and to minimise the damage. However, they will not tidy your belongings or wash your dishes to respect your privacy. If you would like to book additional deep cleans, please speak to a member of the management team who can discuss the options with you and book an additional clean at a time to suit you. The housekeeping team will also clean all communal areas but are not responsible for throwing away your rubbish, so please be mindful and respect the building.

Are events planned for residents?

PMG organise events for all PMGs, for every day of the PMG weeks. From PT classes, to craft workshops and cooking classes, there’s an event to spark everybody’s interests. Plus, PMG partner with luxury brands like La Mer, Harvey Nichols and L’Occitane to bring you the best event experiences of any student accommodation in the world.

Do you offer laundry services?

All PMG residences have an on-site laundry room with washing and drying machines where you’ll simply pay for any washing or drying you need. However, if you’re staying at Telephone House in Sheffield, laundry is included as part of your rent! The laundry rooms are open 24 hours a day.

Do you offer airport pick-up/drop off?

Unfortunately PMG do not offer airport services, however all of PMG buildings are located centrally and are easily accessible by public transport or taxi.

What are the payment options?

When you book your room, you’ll be offered the choice of paying in One (Annual) or Four Instalments. You’ll pay for the first 2 weeks of your contract when you book – this is the Advance Licence Fee.

During the booking process, you’ll be presented with the payment due dates and amounts dependent on the building and instalment option that you’ve chosen.

When it’s time to pay, you can simply make your payment via card or bank transfer via your PMG account. PMG have a number of payment methods dependent on the country your bank is located in – but these include all major credit and debit cards, and if you’re an international student, even bank transfers to a local bank in your home currency!

What is your cancellation policy at PMG? Can I cancel if I’ve already booked or paid?

23/24 Academic Year

You have booked a Clearing Room (see special cancellation terms for Clearing Rooms below) you can cancel free of charge if you are within your cooling off period; your cooling off period is 5 days from the date of booking, for bookings made until 28th May 2023, and 48 hours for bookings made on or after 28th May 2023.

You can also cancel free of charge under the below additional policies:

“No Place, No Pay”

If you are declined a place to study at a university located in the same city as your PMG accommodation, you may cancel and obtain a full refund, 

You are declined a place for any reason other than not meeting the academic requirements to obtain a place (including, but not limited to, academic or other misconduct, financial reasons, or withdrawing from your application or course)

You did not complete all necessary steps required by your university to complete your application in time

The Occupation Period outlined in your Licence Agreement has begun.

If you are initially declined a place to study at university, or progress into the next academic year, you must immediately notify PMG if you intend to appeal the decision. PMG will confirm to you whether you will continue to benefit from this additional policy during and subsequent to your appeal being made.

“No Visa, No Pay”

If you are declined a Visa to study in the UK, by UK Visas and Immigration, you may cancel and obtain a full refund if notice is provided to PMG before 16th August 2023,

You did not complete all necessary steps required by UKVI to complete your visa application

Your university was unable to issue you with a CAS Number to obtain your visa owing to you not completing all necessary steps to complete your application to study.

Under both additional cancellation policies:

You must supply suitable proof to PMG in writing within 48 hours of being made aware of the change in circumstances and PMG may request additional information to support your cancellation request to satisfy PMG of the circumstances of your request.

If at any point you have checked in to your Accommodation, you are unable to cancel your Agreement free of charge and must find a replacement student.

Should you need to make a request to cancel your accommodation under any of the above policies, you should send your request in writing (with supporting evidence attached) to PMG mail.

Once you have booked and your cooling period has elapsed, you are bound into a legal licence agreement which requires you to pay for the full period of the licence agreement. PMG suggest if you are unsure about exam results, receiving your visa or other condition on you attending University that you contact PMG to discuss on call.

If your cancellation request is accepted for one of the above reasons, any Advance Licence Fee Payment will be fully refunded to the account from which it was paid.

Clearing Room Cancellation Policy

There is no cooling-off period for PMG Clearing Rooms.

You can only cancel free of charge in line with the “No Place, No Pay” policy above.

Outside of these terms, in order to cancel you must organise a replacement student to take over your contract and take over the liability for the License Fee (and you will still be responsible for all payments until a replacement is found). For the avoidance of doubt, if at any point you have checked in to your booking, you are no longer eligible to cancel free of charge and must find a replacement student.

If your cancellation request is accepted for one of the above reasons, any Advance Licence Fee Payment will be fully refunded to the account from which it was paid.

Is there WiFi in the room and how fast is it?

All PMG buildings offer a superfast Wi-Fi connection which allows you to stay connected wherever you are in the building; in your studio, around the residence or in the hub space.

You will also have your own individual private & secure personal wire  network. Unlike services at other providers, not only can you connect each of your devices to the internet but you can also enable 10 personal Smart devices to discover and connect to each other. This means that you can share content between your Smart devices in a private and secure way just like you would in a traditional home setting and you can do it safe in the knowledge that nobody else in the building can connect to them.

PMG WiFi speeds are as follows:

• 250 mbps Wi-Fi in all buildings in the UK and 100 mbps in PMG buildings in Spain

• 500 mbps Wired connection through the internet ports (excluding Birmingham, Edinburgh and St Albans as they have no internet ports, and Spain, when PMG offer 100 Mbps).

If I haven’t been accepted to university yet, can I still secure a room?

You certainly can. And in the event your place is declined, you can cancel free of charge,

You were denied a place for any reason other than not meeting the academic requirements to obtain a place (including, but not limited to, academic or other misconduct, financial reasons, or withdrawing from your application or course)

You did not complete all necessary steps required by your university to complete your application in time

The Occupation Period outlined in your Licence Agreement has begun.

If you are initially declined a place to study at university, or progress into the next academic year, you must immediately notify PMG if you intend to appeal the decision. PMG will confirm to you whether you will continue to benefit from this additional policy during and subsequent to your appeal being made.

Do I need to pay for a TV license and council tax as a student living at PMG?

If you plan on watching/recording any live terrestrial TV or on BBC iPlayer, you will need to pay for your own TV Licence. You can set up your TV Licence. You only need a TV Licence if you’re living in the UK. If you’re living in Spain, you do not need to buy a TV Licence. You shouldn’t need to pay council tax in the UK as a full-time student. PMG might ask for evidence of your student status at any point during your stay in order to ensure you are exempt from council tax.

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The cost of your student housing in Leeds will take up the bulk of your expenses, but there are several other costs to consider while planning your expenses. Monthly expenses will differ depending on personal preferences and needs. To have a smoother experience as a student in Leeds, you need to have your expenses set straight. We have a list of expenses you will be paying as a student in the city so you can get an idea of your cost of living in Leeds.

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