No.5 South Parade, managed by YPP, comprises of 34 studio apartments for rent. Located in the centre of Leeds, residents here benefit from: car parking, free wifi and bicycle storage. As well as this, residents are just moments away from the cities expanse of restaurants, bars and supermarkets.
We have had countless viewings where we recommended YPP to visitors and paid our rent on time every month without a doubt until Covid-19 happened. As two students once the pandemic hit, we could not pay the full rent and that is when YPP said we could pay 80% of which we still couldn’t pay due to losing our other part time jobs related to the hospitality industry (but said we would try our best). As soon as we owed any money YPP began calling and emailing and have now said we can have a £135 “discount” if we pay the outstanding £800 for the last 4 months on the spot! (Keep in mind we paid £765 a month before the virus, so owing £800 over 4 months and them demanding it seems quite ridiculous) I would not recommend ever renting through YPP because god forbid a natural disaster or global pandemic happen, all YPP will care about is getting their money!
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
The area itself is dead in the middle of city centre so it is a nice and easy place to live, with plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. It is also just around the corner from the train and bus station in Leeds city centre. Although we are unhappy with the absolute poor management from YPP during Covid-19 and them having no regard for the health and wellbeing of their residents unless they’re getting paid.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
I wish I had been less understanding with all the things broken in our flat when we moved in, cause they are the least understanding people I’ve ever had to deal with.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
They commonly came to fix things that would break again soon after we raised the issue with YPP’s maintenance. Not to mention things were already broken before we moved in, and had we known we’d be treated so poorly later on we would’ve have been more bothered about it in the moment.