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Why use Sinclair Properties?

iStock_000006761060Medium.jpgSinclair Properties have the largest choice of high quality student properties in York in the very best locations. We have the best University of York student houses and superb houses and accommodation for York St John University students. We have fully furnished and fully equipped properties, all with a separate lounge and at affordable rents. We provide an excellent service to our tenants with support throughout your tenancy. We do not charge any application fees and we give you FREE Contents Insurance to all our student tenants.

Our Ethos: To Let and manage the best student houses in York and to provide the very best service to both students and landlords.


We offer the largest choice of quality student accommodation in York:

  • Shared Houses for student groups between 2 and 10 people
  • Rooms, Apartments and Houses for academic staff and postgraduates
  • Individual rooms for undergraduates
  • 'All inclusive' rooms in shared houses specifically for students aged over 21, located very close to the University/York St John University
  • Students with Disabilities ~ Please contact us if you have any disability for which you need a particular layout of house or special facilities. We will do our very best to find a house that meets you needs. We have a number of houses more suited to particular needs than others, including a four bedroomed house located close to the University of York which has been fully adapted (including lift) for wheelchair users.


We have negotiated an exclusive partnership with ENDSLEIGH Insurance to provide all our student tenants with FREE Contents Insurance. 

Sinclair Properties has arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.

Enter in your policy number HH2002 at 
endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover   to check your policy details.   

Visit the review cover link to:  
Check what is covered.
  Check key exclusions and limitations. 
 Check your policy excess. 
 Check how to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover.

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.


HouseWe have, by far, the largest choice of high quality student houses in York that are close to the University of York and also many that are close to York St John University, York College of Law, York College and Askham Bryan College.

Locations include:

  • Heslington, Heslington Road, Fishergate, Fulford, Badger Hill, Hull Road
  • The Groves, Gillygate, Heworth, City Centre
  • Bishopthorpe Road, Scarcroft, Nunnery Lane, Bishophill, City Centre

One of our offices is located within 5 minutes walk of the University of York in Heslington village and our other office is located on Lord Mayor's Walk next to the York St John University campus. Both offices are open 6 days a week.

  • Main Street, Heslington (opposite the Deramore Arms Pub)
  • 24 Lord Mayors Walk (right next to York St John University)


Sinclair Properties Lounge

We are proud to manage many of the highest standard student homes in York. All our properties have:

  • Separate lounge with TV, DVD player, coffee table and sofa/chairs
  • Kitchens with washing machine, cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and kettle. All you need to bring is cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.
  • All bedrooms include a desk & office chair (3 beds and over), wardrobe/suitable storage, chest of drawers and bed (usually 1.2 metre wide double beds)
  • Vast majority of gardens/yards will be supplied with a BBQ and garden furniture

In addition, many of our properties also have wireless broadband routers, gardens, conservatories, en suites and garages &/or parking.


Sinclair Properties Maintenance Staff

Our staff are fully trained, friendly and are there to help you!

  • We're open 9am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays, so come in and see us
  • View each property on-line in the form of a brochure, floor plan and location map
  • See 'where's my nearest' ! Here you will find distances from the house to your university/college and to the nearest: pub, shop, take-away, bus stop and cash point
  • No transport? We can usually provide free transport for either individuals or groups of up to six, to and from viewings


Sinclair Properties Maintenance Staff

Colin, John, Stu & Simon

For your peace of mind we employ our own skilled maintenance staff and experienced viewers and inspectors

  • We carry out any emergency repairs quickly
  • 24 hr emergency help line
  • We fully inspect all properties prior to you moving in and regularly throughout your tenancy
  • We provide you with a fully itemised Inventory at the start of your tenancy detailing the true condition of all the contents, fixtures and fittings


We know that finances are tight when you are studying!

  • We do not charge any fees whatsoever for finding you the right accommodation
  • Most of the rent payments coincide with your student loan payments
  • We have a wide range of rents reflecting the location and standard of our properties.
  • Rent is expressed as 'per person per week' (pppw) and range from £60 pppw to £100 pppw. The higher the rent, the higher standard the property and/or the better the location
  • Rent normally excludes all bills, ie. Gas, Electricity, water/sewerage, Council Tax and TV licence. If any bills are included, this will be stated on our website under the heading: 'Bills Included'
  • Gas, Electricity, Water & TV Licence! On average over the year, houses with 3 or more bedrooms would need to budget between £10 and £16 pppw for all utility bills (excl broadband), depending on the size of the property and your usage. Generally speaking, the larger the house, the lower the bills per person. Bills for house with less then 3 occupants may work out more expensive.
  • Careful use of central heating, in particular, will ensure bills cost nearer the lower figure.
  • We strongly recommend you consider Glide Utilities. See link for further information.
  • Council Tax ~ If everyone in the house is in full time education you can apply for full exemption from Council Tax. Click here for on-line application form and help
  • Click here to find out the Council Tax payable if you are NOT a student
  • We protect your deposit (at no cost to you) with one of three Government approved tenancy deposit protection schemes. This gives you peace of mind that we safeguard and administer your deposit in a fair and equitable manner. The three Government approved schemes/companies are called:
  • The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Click for info. 
  • The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS): Click for info.
  • Full details of which scheme has been used to protect your deposit will be given to you at the time of payment
  • Your Deposit is refunded to you in full provided of course that you leave the property in the same condition as it was when you moved in


All our houses are each inspected four times per year. Three inspections are carried out during the tenancy and one after our student tenants have vacated. This 'final inspection' is carried out by an independent company.

We are very pleased with how well the majority of students look after their homes and we therefore try to reward those that do, by entering them into a Cash Prize Draw after each round of inspections. See 'Prize Winners' for the names of all the recent 'winners'.

If any Sinclair Tenants are fundraising for Red Nose day, let us know your plans & we may sponsor you http://t.co/2HlOfu8A

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