Five Things to Consider when Renting a Room in Cardiff

Rooms to Rent in Cardiff

Five Things to consider when renting a room in Cardiff:

1. Is the landlord or letting agent Rent Smart Wales accredited?  you can find out if they are by using the Rent Smart Wales  

2. Does the property require a HMO licence? Generally, a property will need licensing in Cardiff if it is a mandatory licenced HMO (3 storeys or more and 5 or more occupants) or it is located in one of Cardiff’s two additional licensing zones (Cathays & Plasnewydd).  You can find about Cardiff HMO Licensing here

3. Does the landlord have planning permission to operate a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Cardiff?  Since February 2016 its been a legal requirement for a newly created HMO to have planning permission in place. A HMO is a house in multiple occupation rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.

4. Do I have to pay a Letting Fee?  Letting fees were banned in Wales from 1st September 2019 however a landlord or their agent can charge a “holding deposit”. A holding deposit can be any amount up to a maximum of the equivalent of one weeks’ rent.  The “holding deposit” must be offset against rent or security deposit, if both parties agree to enter into a tenancy, then the deposit must be repaid to the tenant within seven calendar days of that agreement.  More information about the tenant fee ban can be found here

5. Do I have to pay a security deposit or bond?  Many landlords and Cardiff Letting Agents require tenants to pay security or “tenancy” deposit.  This is maybe equivalent to one months rent but is not limited to it.  If you are required to pay a security deposit or bond it must be deposited in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) within 30 days of payment and proof of deposit supplied by the landlord or the letting agent.

If you a are looking for a legally compliant room to rent in Cardiff please register using the form below:

Cardiff House Share, North Road, CF14 Bills & WiFi Included

Rooms to Rent in Cardiff Bills Included

Rooms in Cardiff has a double room available in a Cardiff house share on North Road, CF14 3BJ.  This House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) was refurbished in June 2012 and has a large kitchen including 2 fridge freezers, dish washer and washer/dryer, 2 shower rooms and 2 separate WC’s.

Rooms consists of a king-size bed, triple wardrobe, chest of draws and arm chair. If you are looking for space this property will not disappoint!

Property Reference: 168NRCF141407

  • DSS, LHA  & Housing Benefit Accepted
  • Monthly Rent includes all bills & WiFi
  • Tenants only pay electric usage for individual rooms
  • Bond or Bond Certificate
  • Rooms Available: 1
  • Room Type: Double
  • Shower/Bathrooms: 2
  • WCs: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Garden: Yes

What’s Local?

  • Sainsbury’s Local
  • COOP
  • Tesco Local
  • Tesco Extra
  • North Star Pub
  • The Heath Pub
  • Roath park
  • Numerous restaurants & takeaways

 Transport Links

  • Close to A48, A470 & M4
  • 15-20 minute walk to Cardiff City Centre
  • Numerous buses in to Cardiff City Centre via Whitchurch Road & North Road

 Local Employers

  • University Hospital Wales (UHW)
  • Companies House
  • BBC Llandaff
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (LLandaff)
  • Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Cardiff University
  • Welsh Government

To arrange a viewing please complete the Tenant Registration from below.

North Road, Cardiff, outside view