Government Announces Changes to Mandatory HMO Licensing


Government have announced they plan to press ahead with changes to mandatory HMO licensing, properties with 5 or more occupants forming 2 or more households regardless of the properties layout (no longer 3 or more storeys) will require licensing.

In this latest announcement Government has also confirmed minimum bedroom sizes for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO):

Rooms used for sleeping by 1 adult will have to be no smaller than 6.51 square metres, and those slept in by 2 adults will have to be no smaller than 10.22 square metres. Rooms slept in by children of 10 years and younger will have to be no smaller than 4.64 square metres.

Link to Department for Communities and Local Government Announcement

High Yield Property Management Limited is a Cardiff letting agent and specialist HMO property management company that offers low cost property management.

We manage vanilla single let properties for a fixed fee of £50 per calendar month and Pay as You Go HMO management for just £100 per calendar month.

IF you would like to enquire about our professional low cost letting agent services please complete the contact form below to receive a call from one of our team:


Cardiff Student Property Hard to Let?

Are you a landlord in Cardiff with a student property?




Is the trend for purpose built student accommodation in Cardiff impacting on your business?



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Is your Cardiff property left empty at the beginning of the academic year?






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then we can defiantly provide solutions to your problems

There is always more than one way to “skin a cat” and as experienced landlords and property investors we can provide a number of solutions to get your Cardiff student property, let and generating a positive cash flow.

If you are looking for solutions to your Cardiff student property problems please complete the contact form below to receive a call from one of our experienced property investors and management team.

Modern Cardiff Family Home, Heath

Modern Cardiff family home, located on Heath Park Avenue, Heath.

Modern Kitchen Diner

Modern kitchen diner in Cardiff family home

  • 4 Bed Semi-Detached House to Rent
  • Heath Park Avenue, Heath
  • Rent £1,500 PCM
  • Off-street parking
  • Garage storage
  • Date available:   Now
  • Furnishing:  Unfurnished
  • Deposit:£1800



360 Degree Room Tours

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Property is crammed with period features such as stunning stained glass windows and tiled hallway floors.





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2 Reception rooms with parquet flooring, feature fire places and sash bay window

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Kitchen 2Modern sleek kitchen with fridge/freezer, induction hob, 2 Self-Clean ovens, dishwasher and utility room with washer/dryer and additional storage and sink.

Administration fees and charges are excluded and WILL apply.  A commitment fee of £500.00 will be charged to hold the property, £350.00 of which is non-refundable once referencing procedure has begun.  Applicants will be required to undergo a credit check, employment reference and previous landlord reference.

If you would like to arrange a viewing for this stunning executive family home located on Heath Park Avenue, Heat, CF14 3RG please complete the online registration form to receive a call from one of the team.


Pontcanna Canton Borders House Share

Pontcanna & Canton Borders Professional House Share Available now!

2 large well presented double rooms located on the Pontcanna/Canton border.  Superbly located for the bars, restaurants and cafe of both Pontcanna and Canton and you can enjoy a leisurely summer walk to work in Cardiff city centre.

Photos of the property and room will be available from early next week, but these rooms will not hang around long, due to their great location.

Address: Wyndham Crescent, Cardiff, CF11 9EH

Google Maps:  Wyndham Crescent

Large Double 1

Rent: £450 pcm

Bond: £450

Large Double 2

Rent: £500 pcm

Bond: £500

Existing housemates 2 working professional males.

Housemates will be required to undergo a thorough referencing procedure which included a credit reference, landlord reference and employment reference the cost of which is £150.




Your Cardiff HMO in Safe Hands

Employing any of our House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) services you can rest assured your property and rental income is in safe hands.

We are a Rent Smart Wales accredited letting agent, a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme and a member of the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) that employs Client Money Protection (CMP).

If you would like to discuss any of your services  email

Telephone 0845 496 0000

or complete the form below to receive a call from one of our experienced HMO managers

Short Term Room Rental Cardiff

We have a large  double room available on a short term room rental basis located on North Road, Cardiff.

Our short term room rentals are a great location for easy access into Cardiff City Centre, University Hospital Wales (UHW) with great transport links to A48, M4 and A470.

Rooms consists of 2 double beds, chest of draws and wardrobe and access to a shared fully fitted kitchen and two shower rooms also parking available for 2 cars.

Post Code: CF14 3BP

Guests/Room: 2

Monday to Thursday Rate: £40 per room

Weekend Rate: £50 per room

Parking: Off street for 2 cars

Walk to Cardiff City Centre: 15-20 minutes

Cycle to Cardiff City Centre: 5 minutes

Bus/Car to Cardiff City Centre: 5 minutes

Discounts available for weekly and monthly bookings


To enquire about our availability for short term room rental in Cardiff or to make a booking please email or call 07867009650

Issuing Section 21 Notice During Fixed Term in Wales














This is not legal advice, but the process we have used when issuing a Section 21 notice during the fixed term of a tenancy agreement (AST) in Cardiff, Wales.

If you are not confident with the above process legal advice should be sort from a  competent person.

Is the Cardiff House Share an Endangered Species?

The Cardiff house share is in great danger due to a number to changes to taxation and legislation to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) across the UK in 2016 with Wales leading the way with the roll out of Rent Smart Wales a national landlord and letting agent register which came into force on 23rd November 2016.

As well as the introduction of Rent Smart Wales the Welsh Assembly Government have also introduced further legislation around the creation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) or more commonly known as house shares. Prior to 25th February 2016 in Wales the C3 planning use classification applied to all dwelling houses up to and including six tenants but on the 25th February 2016 Wales introduced a C4 planning use classification of HMO: “tenanted living occupation by 3 to 6 people, who are not related and who share one or more basic amenities, as their only or main residence.”

Why is C4 HMO Use Class Such a Problem?

In England, it’s not.  It has long been accepted that permitted development rights ensured a property owner would automatically have planning permission granted by the General Development Order where an existing single family dwelling (C3) is used as a small HMO (within class C4) or vice versa.  However, all properties in Wales with 3 to 6 (unrelated) tenants now require a change of use application to be made, at the recently increased planning fee of £380 and there is NO GUARANTEE OF APPROVAL for your house share in Cardiff or else where is Wales.

Cardiff Council’s Approach to House of Multiple Occupation (HMO)

From a landlord and property investor perspective it looks as if Cardiff Council is going all out to stop the creation of additional house shares within the city.  Cardiff Council is to try to control the total concentration of house shares in each area by denying landlords in those areas planning permission to move between HMO classes if the concentration for that area has already been met, and the property falls within 50m radius of the designated area.  The threshold for the ward’s of Cathays and Plasnewyedd is 20 percent and in all other wards 10 percent.

Here is a link to Cardiff Council’s HMO Supplementary Planning Guidance:

So as can been seen from housing legislation that has been introduced by the UK Government , Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council there is going to be a decrease in the overall number of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) being created in Cardiff even though the number of people looking to house share in Cardiff is ever increasing as they search for high quality affordable accommodation.

Does Britain Really Have a Shortage of Housing?

Interesting reading this afternoon.

Albert Edwards writing in Societe Generale’s weekly Global Strategy note to clients has blamed the Bank of England for causing the housing crisis, arguing that Britain doesn’t actually have a shortage of housing, just a big imbalance in supply and demand.
The report highlights the Bank of England’s reliance on quantative easing going as far as saying Carney is a “bubble-blower extraordinaire.”

Here is an extract from notes sent to clients:

One example where I find market participants have totally swallowed the policy-maker’s mantra is that the solution to the UK housing shortage is to build more houses. This propaganda has been repeated so much that it is has become the 100% accepted truth. Indeed, it would have escaped nobody’s attention that UK house prices have been booming and are at nose-bleed levels of expense on simple price/earnings measures.

Edwards continues:
I’m sorry, but if monetary policy is too loose, you can concrete over the entire length and breadth of the UK and house prices would still rise. There is no shortage of housing. What there is, is an imbalance between demand and supply and demand is excessive because of crazily loose monetary policy. It’s as simple as that. And, as the most prescient guys at Fathom Consulting have pointed out, if there really is a shortage of houses, surely rents, like house prices, would be rising too, way in excess of other prices in the UK economy?
Politicians have cottoned onto the fact that rising house prices equals more votes and so it seems the UK’s political elite will do anything in their power to keep house price inflation. In fact UK house prices have risen 7% per annum since 1980 creating a huge bubble that is only sustainable with ever-increasing government support.

Government support that has bid prices up in relation to income, the very same support that is supposedly to help  first time buyers such as “Funding for Lending” and “Help to Buy” is just deliberate stimulus to keep house prices rising!
So if government continues with its Quantative Easing and it’s smoke and mirrors support for first time buyers which has resulted in fewer first time buyers and house prices five times average earnings they can build all the houses they want.

With loose monetary policy in place they can never meet demand as every man and is dog is happy to take a punt on the one way bet that is British bricks and mortar.

Cardiff Housemates Wanted



Cardiff Housemates wanted for this large professional house share located on the doorstep of University Hospital Wales and Department of Work and Pensions.

Property also has off street parking for up to 3 cars and is a great location for easy access to A48, A470 and M4 as well as walking distance to Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff University and Cardiff metropolitan University.




The property has 5 rooms available including 1 ensuite room to rent in Cardiff (own WC & Shower) plus 2 additional shower rooms, so no queuing for the shower in the mornings!

Property also has off street parking for up to 3 cars and is a great location for easy access to A48, A470 and M4 as well as walking distance to Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff University and Cardiff metropolitan University.

Kitchen is equipped with a washer/dryer, 2 fridge freezers, cooker and hob.

Property is fitted with LD1 smoke and fire alarm and locks on individual rooms.

Property Reference: NRCF133BP

  • Available:                                      NOW
  • Bond Required:                           Bond Certificate Accepted
  • Google Maps:                              North Road House Share
  • Number Rooms:                         6
  • Rooms Available:                       2
  • Room Type:                                 Double Rooms
  • Shower/Bathrooms:                  2
  • WCs:                                             2
  • Parking:                                       Yes (3 Cars)
  • Garden:                                        Yes
  • Rent:                                            Covered by 1 bed Local Housing Allowance
  • Bills Included:                           All Bills
  • Service Charge:                         £20.00 per month



  • Double Room 4                                360 Degree Tour Room 4
  • Rent:
  • Bond:                                                 £0.00

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


***Fees Apply to carry out necessary checks to meet existing government legislation for “Right to Rent” and ensure every tenant meets the criteria required to fulfil their obligations for the duration of the tenancy .

A non-refundable fee of £100 will be required to secure a room and conduct referencing, complete housing forms, create tenancy and complete necessary tenancy check-in documentation.***