Leeds student property lettings agent and investment landlord surprises students

Leeds student property lettings agent and investment landlord surprises students

A Leeds-based student lettings agent and landlord has given 50 iPad Pro and iPad mini 4's to students renting at The Student Property Shop, Leeds.

The property management and development company The Student Property Shop had promised the first 50 students to sign a rental agreement at the accommodation an original Apple iPad but in a surprise move the students were given iPad Pro and iPad mini 4's instead.

The Student Property Shop claims that while other companies are charging huge rents and make the students pay a deposit, it is doing the opposite.

It says it is providing rental accommodation for £70 per week which includes bills and the internet.

Kirsty Hayes, aged 18, who is studying Youth and Community Work at Leeds University University said: “I was rather excited when I found out I was getting an iPad Pro.

"I thought firstly, the price of the accommodation is really good then an iPad on top of that, it’s a real bonus.

Mark James, aged 18, who is studying International Consumer Marketing at said: “It’s good getting an iPad Pro , it’s a really good surprise.

"You don’t really expect to get student accommodation and then get a free iPad Pro with it. When The Student Property Shop told me about it clinched the deal for me really.

The Student Property Shop spokesperson Matthew Parkins said: “The students were absolutely chuffed. They were expecting an iPad Pro, you should have seen their faces when they were handed the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 instead.

“We decided to offer the iPads in the first place, not just as an incentive but also to build up a solid relationship with the students. We wanted to give something back to those who decided to rent from us and show that FreshStart Living is different from other landlords.

“For us, it’s not just about the bottom line, it’s about giving the students a quality and affordable place to live whilst studying.”

More in this Section

Rescue flight for collapsed Thomas Cook passengers takes off from ShannonRescue flight for collapsed Thomas Cook passengers takes off from Shannon

Emotional scenes as last ever scheduled Thomas Cook flight touches downEmotional scenes as last ever scheduled Thomas Cook flight touches down

Thomas Cook: What went wrong?Thomas Cook: What went wrong?

Report: 1,000 Brexit-related public sector jobs have been created in IrelandReport: 1,000 Brexit-related public sector jobs have been created in Ireland


Lifestyle

A host of Irish and international writers will read on Leeside, writes Marjorie Brennan.The eight must-sees of Cork Short Story festival

He has helped numerous couples blossom on their big day and florist and wedding specialist Peter Tora had no shortage ofexperience in planning his own nuptial celebration with Brendan O’Sullivan, writes Eve Kelliher.Wedding of the week: Love blossoms for florist Peter and his groom Brendan

The demands of daily life do not cease upon diagnosis of cancer, says social worker Denis Spillane, who works with cancer patients of the Mercy University Hospital, and says financial worries add to their stress.Making Cents: The financial cost of a cancer diagnosis

In January of 1994, RTÉ reporter Tommie Gorman was given a diagnosis that would change his life.Examine Yourself: Getting cancer made sense of everything for Tommie Gorman

More From The Irish Examiner