There are plenty of student areas in Cardiff spread out across the city, and it can be a daunting decision when choosing where to live. Cardiff is a beautiful city with plenty to do and see, so you want to process of finding a new student house to be a stress-free as possible, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the city. These are the top 6 student letting agencies in Cardiff that cater to a wide variety of needs.
Desrcibing themselves as experts in student letting, Capital Lettings have an amazing array of experience in helping students with finding the perfect house for them. Their website features handy guides to the three main student areas in Cardiff – Roath, Cathays and the slightly quieter Penylan – have great information about renting and living in these areas, as well as broader information on deposits, inventories and letting law. They have a variety of properties, from 1-2 bed flats all the way up to 8+ bed properties for larger households. They have made a name for themselves as a giant in Cardiff student lettings.
Address: fully automated – their offices have closed, all meetings by appointment via phone/email
Phone: 07917 415386
Having opened in 1972, John Winter Student Houses has a huge amount of experience and their search engine ratings reflect this hard work. Their selection of houses is not as large as you might find in other agencies, but the agency’s founder owns every property that they let and, as such, they are able to work closely with tenants to give them a positive renting experience. This personal touch makes JWSH unique among the majority of student letting agencies and might suit students nervous about renting for the first time.
Address: 120 Woodville Rd, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4EE
Phone: 02920 228 777
This agency is run and owned by the student union at Cardiff University and, as such, it might be a safer option for first time renters. Their advice guides walk you through every stage of renting, from finding a house, viewing, signing and moving in. Unlike some private agencies, the service is free to use (you won’t face admin costs that you might if you are renting with a private agency). Their website also features a range of ‘useful contacts’ for tenants, including information about renting rights in Wales, pest control, deposit schemes and consumer advice.
Address: Cardiff SU, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN
Phone: 02920 781525
With varying property sizes from large student houses to smaller professional flats, Henson Homes pride themselves on the experience they aim to provide. Not only do they feature extensive rental guides and transparent information about how they are regulated, they run a service for professionals renting their first home in the city, so this might be a good start for students who plan to continue on in Cardiff after graduating. They also provide evening and weekend viewings for busier timetables and a short leaflet of common questions from parents if that is a concern.
Address: 104 Salisbury Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AE
Phone: 02921 158969
Abraham Estates is proud to be a family run business and this is reflected in their work style. With a portfolio of student houses on the smaller side (the majority of which are in the student area of Cathays), they work closely with tenants to ensure a positive experience. They boast a high tenant retention rate and a commitment to clean and safe student housing. Whilst many of their properties are around the 3-5 bed mark, they endeavor to cater to any student housing need.
Address: 131 Woodville Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4DZ
Phone: 02920 377226
The Living Room’s website declares that they ‘care about customer service’. They also, somewhat strangely, that ‘when you’re a student, your letting agency is – for whatever reason – your enemy’. If you have struggled with letting in the past and are apprehensive about doing so again, this might be the agency for you. All of their staff attended university in Cardiff and so have first hand experience in student lettings there. They have a car service for viewings further out of the city and they have a great range of properties for different student needs.
Address: 62 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HY
Phone: 02920 341077