1 Bed House to Rent Cardiff

1 Bed House to Rent Cardiff

This 1 Bed house to rent is located in the Thornhill area of Cardiff and have recently undergone a full refurbishment including, new gas central heating boiler, kitchen and bathroom (photos to come).

This 1 bed house to rent in Cardiff consists of a separate modern kitchen including new induction hob and electric oven, bathroom, bedroom and living room that opens onto a the garden with a paved seating area.

This 1 bed house to rent in Cardiff is situated in a quiet close in Thornhill boasts off street parking with its own driveway.

Property Details

If you would like to book a viewing please complete our registration form below. WE ARE UNABLE TO ARRANGE A VIEWING UNLESS YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH US!

Ensuite Rooms to Rent in Cardiff

Ensuite room to rent in Cardiff

If you are looking for an ensuite room to rent in Cardiff, then look no further!

We have a selection of ensuite rooms to rent in Cardiff often the rent includes bills such as gas, electricity, water rates, council tax and broadband within the monthly rental payment.

Majority of our ensuite rooms to rent in Cardiff are all inclusive

If you prefer to have access to your own shower, WC and washbasin then take a look at the list of our ensuite rooms to rent in Cardiff which can be found below.

Location: Room 5, North Road, CF14 3BP

Location: Room 2, Llanishen Street, CF14 3QB

  • Room 2 is located on the ground floor at the front of the property
  • Ensuite Double Room with own Shower, WC & Basin
  • Room has Virgin Media fiberoptic broadband hard wired in room & WIFI
  • Available Now
  • Rent £560 pcm
  • Rent includes all bills (Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax & Broadband)
  • Easy access to Cardiff City Centre & Whitchurch Road
  • Find Location on Google Maps
  • Room 2 360 Degree View 1
  • Room 2 360 Degree View 2
  • Room 2 Ensuite 360 Degree View
  • Bedding and accessories show in the advertised photos are not included in the listed rental price.  Theses items can be purchased separately, or an additional surcharge can added to the advertised monthly rent

To arrange a viewing please complete the contact form below to receive a call from one of our team.

DSS Studio to Rent in Cardiff

DSS Studio to Rent in Cardiff

DSS studio to rent in Cardiff. Two recently renovated studios located on North Road, Cardiff.

These DSS studios to rent in Cardiff have received a complete makeover including rewire, heating, newly fitted ensuite (own shower, WC & Basin), Kitchenette and carpets.

The communal areas of these DSS Studios to Rent in Cardiff are well maintained and have also benefited from new carpets and have been freshly decorated throughout.

Newly Fitted Kitchenette

The newly refurbished DSS studios to rent in Cardiff have been fitted with brand new kitchenettes (there is also access to a large communal kitchen) and ensuite shower rooms offering self contained living.

The DSS studios to rent in Cardiff are located on North Road a couple of doors from the bus stop making Cardiff City Centre easily accessible via public transport. Theses studios are also located a short walk from Tesco Extra, shops, bars, restaurants and takeaways on Whitchurch Road and a stone throw away from the Weatherspoon’s Aunerin Bevan.

Find location on Google Maps

Studio 1

Studio 2

If you would like to book a viewing please complete the registration form below:

DSS Rooms to Rent Cardiff

Location: Room 5, Llanishen Street, CF14 3QB

  • Room 5 is located on the first floor at the front of the property
  • Available Now
  • Housing Benefit & Universal Credit Accepted
  • Bond Certificates Accepted
  • Rent includes all bills (Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax & Virgin Media Broadband)
  • Easy access to Cardiff City Centre & Whitchurch Road
  • Find Llanishen Street on Google Maps
  • Link to room: Room 5 Llanishen Street

Location: Room 1, North Road, CF14 3BP

Location: Room 5, North Road, CF14 3BP

To arrange a viewing please complete the contact form below to receive a call from one of our team.

Why Cardiff Landlords Should Says Yes to DSS

Yes, we know “DSS” is an outdated term in respect to the benefits system, but it’s still a term that is heavily used by both Cardiff landlords, letting agents and tenants when discussing Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

So why do we believe as a Cardiff landlord and letting agent its important to say “Yes” to tenants in receipt of benefits. Well for one landlords and Cardiff letting agents should not be proactively discriminating against prospective tenants in receipt of benefits and secondly, COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the economy and people are losing their jobs!

Let’s Look at the latest Unemployment Numbers

  • The UK’s unemployment rate rose to 4.8% in the three months to September
  • Redundancies rose to a record high of 314,000
  • The number of people out of work rose by 243,000 in the three-month period, the largest increase since May 2009.
  • Unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds is 14.6%
  • It is estimated there are about 2.5 million people on furlough
  • Redundancies are at record levels with 314,00 people made redundant in the 3 months up to September 2020
  • Unemployment in Wales for July to September leapt to 4.6%
  • Wales saw the largest quarterly rise in the jobless rate out of any of the UK’s nations or regions.
  • Wales has also seen the largest drop in the rate of people in employment – down 2.5 percentage points from 74.6% to 72.1%

COVID-19 is creating a worry trend in regards to unemployment across the UK, therefore now more than ever we believe it’s important to understand the Universal Credit system as chances are your tenants may need to rely on it over the coming months

We have been renting to tenants in receipt of some kind of benefit for the last 12 years as a private landlord and Cardiff letting agent whether it be as a vanilla buy to let or our preferred option of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).

The Positives of Renting to Tenants in Receipt of Benefits

Over these 12 years and countless tenancies we have gained extensive knowledge of the Housing Benefit and of late the Universal Credit systems.  We have read numerous books and government circulars on the subject and studied case law to ensure we understand both systems, their similarities, and differences.

Due to the knowledge we have gained over the last 12 years we have found renting to tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit and the Housing Element of Universal credit has many FINANCIAL BENEFITS for LANDLORDS including:

  • Your rent is GUARANTEED by the UK Government
  • Tenants on benefits do not get furloughed so do not ask for a rent reduction
  • Tenants on benefit have seen their income increase during the COVID-10 pandemic
  • Can often receive higher monthly rent than renting to working tenants

How Can We Help?

We can provide the following for Cardiff landlords:

  • Ensure Cardiff landlords are paid the Housing Element of UC direct from day one of a new tenancy
  • If there are rent arrears with an existing tenancy quickly ensure rent is paid direct to landlord and start to recover arrears direct from existing tenants Universal Credit
  • Carry out a rent review to ascertain if there in an option for an actual rent increase
  • For HMOs the potential rent increase could be almost £50/week per tenant

These are just some of the things we can do for Cardiff landlord that employ our fully managed property services.  If you would like to receive a no obligation chat with one of our team, please complete the contact form below

Tenant Fees Guidance for Cardiff Landlords

Since the introduction of the Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 on 1st September 2019 what can and can’t a Cardiff landlord or a letting agent charge a tenant?

The guidance clearly states that a Cardiff landlord or a letting agent can charge a tenant entering an Assured Shorthold Tenancy the following Permitted Payments:

  • Rent
  • Security deposit
  • Holding deposit
  • Payments in default
  • Payments in respect of council tax
  • Payments in respect of utilities
  • Payments in respect of a television licence
  • Payments in respect of communication services
  • Payment for ending a tenancy agreement early
  • Payments for change of sharer
  • Payments for amendment to a tenancy agreement

Anything which is not permitted is prohibited and banned by the Act.

The Act classes the following as Prohibited Payments:

  • check-in fees
  • check-out (or ‘exit’) fees
  • administration fees
  • inventory fees
  • guarantor fees

However, the Act does permit Cardiff landlords and letting agents to charge tenants for Payments in Default, so what is a Payment in Default?

A Payment in Default is a payment required by the landlord or letting agent arising from a breach of the tenancy agreement by the tenant, whether late payment of rent by its due date or some other breach. These are occasions where it would be unfair for the Cardiff landlord or letting agent to be responsible for meeting the cost to them because of the actions of the tenant.

Some examples of types of Default Payments include:

  • Missed appointments
  • Avoidable or purposeful damage to property
  • Replacement keys
  • Emergency/out of hours call-out fees

A Payment in Default can only be charged if there is a specific term in the tenancy agreement allowing for such a payment. If a Cardiff landlord or letting agent try to charge a payment in default which was not set out in the tenancy agreement, then that payment is prohibited.

The Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 also advices that Welsh Ministers may make regulations to prescribe a list of payments in default which would be permitted payments under the Act, as well as a limit on what is permitted.

So Yes, a Tenant Fee ban was introduced on the 1st September 2019 by the introduction of the Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019, but with a well drafted AST there are circumstances when a Cardiff landlord or letting agent is within their rights to request a payment for breach of the tenancy agreement by the tenant.

If you are looking for a Cardiff Letting Agent to manage your vanilla buy-to let or HMO property that is up to date on latest legislative changes in Cardiff and across Wales, then why not complete our contact form to receive a a no obligation call from one of our team:

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 https://www.rentsmart.gov.wales/en/check-register/  

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 https://www.srs.wales/Documents/Housing/HMO-Licensing-Guidance-revised-Sept-2020.pdf

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 https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-08/letting-fees-guidance-for-landlords-and-letting-agents.pdf

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.

You can view a sample of our legally compliant rooms to rent in Cardiff by clicking on the following links:

Ensuite Rooms to Rent in Cardiff

Studios to Rent in Cardiff

Rooms to Rent in Cardiff Bills Included

DSS Rooms to Rent in Cardiff

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

Cardiff Landlords Are You Catering for Retirees

Cardiff Landlords are you catering for Retirees

According to the mortgage lender Paragon’s latest report titled ‘The Growth of Later Life Tenants’ retiree renters and those in upper-middle age category are the fastest growing tenant groups in the private rented sector (PRS)

Paragon’s lates report showed that the number of English households in the 55-64 year old age category in the PRS with an Assured Tenancy has risen by 118% since the turn of the last decade, with those aged over 65 growing 93%. This rate of growth is nearly double the rate of the next fastest growing segment of 35-44-year-olds.

Richard Rowntree, Paragon Bank Managing Director of Mortgages, said: “There are a number of factors that may have contributed to the increase in over 55s in the PRS over the past 10 years, such as rising divorce amongst older people, poorer pension returns and men living longer.

“With the number of over 55s forecast to rise from 30% of the population to 36% by 2043 and new household formation predicted to be driven by older, single person households, the PRS will have an increasingly important role to play in providing a home for older tenants.”

Cardiff Landlords, the numbers do not lie, take a look at the overwhelming evidence that has seen a dramatic increase in the number of tenants over 55 years of age looking to access the private rented sector

Increase in number of retirees renting in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)

Cardiff landlords can access the Paragon report here https://www.paragonbank.co.uk/pcms_bo/resources/paragonbank/documents/mortgages/buy-to-let/growth-later-life-tenants

The Paragon report is based on the English Private Rented Sector (PRS) but Cardiff landlord should take head to the report’s findings and begin to look at how they can cater for this growing sector of the market.

If you would like to work with a proactive Cardiff HMO Letting Agent who are up to date with the latest market trends and housing legislation then please complete our contact form below to arrange a call from one of our team.

More Cardiff Rooms Please

Cardiff Landlords we need more rooms to rent for professional tenants

Cardiff landlords do you have a vacant property that is suitable to let on a per room basis?

Do you already have a licensed or unlicensed House of Multiple Occupancy in Cardiff?

We are running at full capacity and need more rooms for professional tenants. We have just rented our last two rooms in professional house shares and achieved the following monthly rents:

  • Ensuite Room £550 pcm including bills
  • Double Room £450 pcm including bills

If you would like a free market appraisal from a company that specialises in renting rooms to professional tenants across Cardiff on a per room basis, please complete the contact form below:

Cardiff Landlords Increase Your Rent by 63%

We can increase your rent on a 2 bed Cardiff property by at least 63%

Cardiff Landlords do you own a 2 bed property in the city?

Are you interested in learning how your 2 bedroom flat in Cardiff can generate at least £4000 extra annual rent?

We are helping landlords with 2 bedroom flats and houses to rent in Cardiff increase their rental yield by over 60% a year with no expensive refurbishments.

If you would like to find out how we can help you increase your annual rental income, please complete the contact form below: