Running a student lettings agency

Sharing the Sulets approach

Sulets was established with the aim of improving student housing in Leicester. We are a unique company, a lettings agency, set up as an educational charity with a Board made up of the two Universities, the Students’ Unions and external trustees.  Our mission is

To raise standards in accommodation for the students of Leicester. To be honest, transparent and fair in our actions and to enhance the student experience.

We rent approximately 2500 beds per year through a mixture of halls of residence and private housing.

We are regularly asked by other Student Unions and Universities, how we setup up Sulets, how we operate and how to build an ethical lettings operation with students at the heart of the company.  We are now offering a programme to deliver advice and training to Student Unions, Universities and non-profits looking to setup, operate or grow a lettings agency to help deliver best practice through a series of webinars and deep-dive site visits to our operation in Leicester.


This webinar starts to explore the details of how to operate a lettings agency on a day-to-day basis. We will discuss:

  • Fees – how do you pitch your offer to landlords?
  • Contracts – what does Sulets do?
  • A brief look at compliance
  • Repairs and maintenance

Who is this for?

Universities, Student Unions and not-for-profit groups who want to explore how to operate a lettings agency which can benefit your students or disadvantaged groups.

This webinar is aimed at those who have decided to open a lettings agency and want to look in more detail at how to get started.

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