A council is warning student tenants in its city to be quiet and considerate when checking out of private rental accommodation for the long summer break.
Leeds council has over 50,000 students within its boundaries, many in private lodgings, and says it has a dedicated team to monitor and stop student leaving parties ahead of check-outs.
A statement from the council says: “Residents can be assured that nightly anti-social behaviour and noise patrols will continue throughout this next period and additional resources will be deployed to ensure any issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently. As well as keeping noise to a minimum, students and landlords can help by disposing of waste properly and recycling or donating to charities where possible.”
Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds fund a doorstep collection service for items that can be re-used to 7,000 households throughout the changeover period. Good to Give blue bags have been posted to each household for residents to fill with their donations, which are then redistributed free of charge to Leeds communities.
Meanwhile it says landlords and letting agents “have also been reminded of their responsibilities” for the correct disposal of waste from their properties and that enforcement action may be taken where required.
A council spokeswoman says: “Universities and students in Leeds make a massive contribution to our culture and economy but we do recognise that in areas with a higher population of students, some anti-social behaviour issues can arise. This was initially why we worked with the universities to launch the dedicated service team and so far it has proved to be extremely successful in de-escalating issues in communities and reducing call out times. I would like to echo the message to students to be mindful of their neighbours and follow guidance on disposing of waste in the proper way.”
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