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Tel. 0116  282 3580



Westcotes Student Accommodation
48a Paton Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 0BE
Phone: 0116 282 3580
Use of this website represents your acceptance of these legal terms & conditions. 

Terms and Conditions

General Disclaimer

Whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and pricing of our accommodation contained on this site, due to the nature of the internet, we can not guarantee that our site is hacker-proof.  Westcotes Properties Ltd. accepts no liability for any loss or inconvenience, to any person/(s) or other parties as a result of the information contained on this website, whether due to  inaccuracy  or omission on the part of Westcotes Properties Ltd. or due to any interference of another party/parties.   Please call us to confirm details about your chosen accommodation. 


All contents of this website remain the intellectual property of Westcotes Properties Ltd (©Westcotes Properties Ltd. 2007).  All images and slide shows are compiled from our own images or from open source materials that are royalty free or commercially licensed images. 

Copying, passing off or passing on any part of this website and /or its contents is expressly forbidden, we will take legal action against any person(s)  or party/parties found so doing.

Hacking & I.T. Attacks.

Denial of Service {DOS] attacks or the deliberate infection of this website with, viruses, Trojans and/or any other form of Adware or Malware will be deemed a criminal act, and perpetrators will be tracked, traced and pursued thought the courts to the full extent of the law.


For Those visiting our accommodation website Westcotes (dot) com  We do not collect personalised data but we do use tracking cookies for our google analytics programme. This will track the use of our site by all our vistors aggregated together. This is necessary for us to ensure the website delivers what our customers want and to help improve our services.  We do not sell this data ever.  Data is stored by google on their servers.  

We may also use session cookies to enable loggin into restricted parts of our website or to allow our email forms to work correctly [these session cookies are deleted as soon as you finish  your browser session by closing the browser].  If you are not happy to have cookies stored on you machine from visiting our website then you are advised not to continue using this website, as we are unable to turn cookies off.

Other various cookies may be used to allow certain technical parts of our website to operate correctly.

Advertised Rent - What’s Included.

The Rents advertised for our accommodation are exclusive of  all bills, water rates and council tax, [which if due, are payable by the tenants, directly to the appropriate service providers], except where specifically stated otherwise. 

Tenants are wholly responsible for paying for the installation of any additional services and for their use & /or any associated rental/subscription fee’s. [see note+]. Written permission from the landlord must be obtained by the tenants before any services are installed into the property that require, holes of any nature to be drilled into the walls/ cables to be fed into the building.

It is important to note that for our student accommodation any weeks where half rent is chargeable these payments are a “retainer” in order to keep the property for the sole use of the contracted tenants, and during this time period occupation of the premises is prohibited unless explicitly stated otherwise.  [This allows essential  maintenance works to be undertaken].

Tenants Accepted:

Please note we only let our properties to students and professionals who pass our credit checking procedures, and can provide suitable references, [we may also require a guarentor].  For our student properties, tenants will normally be required to provide a uk resident guarantor - full legal permanent residential status required, who will also have to pass our credit checking processes.  [A guarantor is someone who signs a legally binding agreement to pay your rent and any other liabilities that derive from you tenancy agreement with the Landlord, should you for any reason not comply with the rent payment schedule, and or pay any sums of monies due as stipulated in the agreement]. 

For oversea's students that do not have a UK resident guarentor, we may at our discretion choose to waive this stipulation, and instead require more advance rent to be paid to provide security to our landlords.  These decisions will be made by us on a case by case basis, and any decision we make is final.

At this time unfortunately we are unable to accept Tenants that do not pass our credit and referencing tests.


Gas Safety Certificates are displayed within the relevant properties to which they pertain - if yours has been defaced/missplaced then contact the office and we will provide you with a replacement copy.

Energy Efficiency Certificates for our properties are available for viewing in the Leicester Office. 

Promotional Deals - Internet & TV - Full details of offers can be found here!


Fees applying to all new tenancies from 1st June 2019

We may charge a tenant any or all of the following when required:

    1) the rent.
    2) a security deposit with a maximum of 5 weeks rent, or 6 weeks on a property with rent over £50,000 per year.
    3) a holding deposit of no more than one weeks’ rent.
    4) default fee for late payment of rent (after 14 days).
    5) reasonable charges for lost keys or security fobs.
    6) payments associated with contract variation, at £50 or reasonable costs incurred if higher, when requested by the tenant.
    7) payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant.
    8) payments in respect of bills - utilities, communication services, TV licence, council tax and green deal or    other energy efficiency charges, where applicable.
    9) Deductions from your security deposit my be made for any non performance on your/your groups behalf with regard to your tenancy agreement.

Nature of Trading Relationship

We are not a "letting agent" we operate as a portal, putting tenants in touch with the landlords and all contractal, financial and deposit matters are directly between the individual landlords and their tenants. We can only advise and offer to arbitratea but we do not have any duty either legal, fiduciarry or otherwise with regard to tenancies, monies paid to landlords, or deposits or any other agreements made between landlords and tenants.

Client Monies

As all tenancy agreements are direct between the landlord and tenant all monies are paid directly by the tenant into the relevant landlords own accounts.  We do not take or hold monies on behalf of any clients.  The only monies Westcotes Properties Limited takes is rents paid direct to it where it is the landlord for the
property concerned.

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