Cardiff Professional House Share Needed

We need more rooms to rent in Cardiff for professionals
Cardiff landlords we need your professional rooms to rent

Cardiff landlords we have pre-referenced professional tenants looking to rent a room in house shares near University Hospital Wales and Cardiff Bay.

We have professionals looking for a house share close to University Hospital Wales
We need rooms close to UHW for housemates looking for a professional house share in Cardiff

We offer a competitively priced tenant find service and just charge £150 per tenant.  This includes accompanied viewings, credit check and AST.

We have a number of professionals looking to rent a room in Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay is a high demand area for professionals looking for a room to rent in Cardiff

If you have a vacant room in Cardiff, we can provide a quality pre-referenced professional tenant for just £150.00.

If you are a Cardiff landlord with a vacant room in a professional house share, contact ASAP to minimise your void period by calling 0845 496 0000 or email info@roomsincardiff.co.uk

Or alternatively complete the contact form below to arrange a call from one of the team.

Choosing a House Share in Cardiff: Laws and Licensing

Choosing a place to live is one of the most important decisions you have to make.  This decision will have a fundamental impact on your general well being and will influence your work and studies, therefore its important you get it right!

The housing landscape has changed dramatically in the United Kingdom with new laws and legislation, with Wales leading the way on housing policy in with the introduction of Rent Smart Wales.

All landlords and agents should be Rent Smart Wales registered and licensed
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If you are new to Cardiff and searching for a house share its important to check the potential landlord and their agent are:

  1. A Registered Landlord: Any landlord who has a rental property in Wales which is rented on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy is required to register.
  • They are a Licensed Landlord or use a Licensed agent: Landlords who are not involved in setting up tenancies and managing their rental properties do not need a licence; however, they must use a local licensed agent and register as a landlord declaring their agent on the registration.  Landlords who do undertake letting and management tasks at their rental properties in Wales are required to apply for a licence

You can use the Rent Smart Wales Public Register to check a landlord/property is registered and whether the landlord or their agent is licensed.

When viewing a potential Cardiff house share the self managing landlord or agent should show you a their Rent Smart Wales ID card.

Is the Property a HMO?

HMO is a house of multiple occupancy, 3 or more unrelated people sharing amenities such as kitchen or bathroom
Is your Cardiff house share a HMO?

When choosing a house share in Cardiff you will also need to consider if the property is a House of Multiple Occupancy, often referred to as an HMO.  A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property 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. 

If the property is an HMO it may need planning permission and require additional licensing as well as having to comply to more stringent fire safety and space and amenity regulations.

You can find out more about HMOs from Cardiff Council Here

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If your Cardiff house share is made up of 3 or more unrelated people, it will require more stringent property management, and this includes a notice board which is displayed in a prominent position in the property.  The notice board should contain the following information:

  • HMO license if required
  • HMO Managers contact details
  • A valid Gas Safety Certificate (renewed annually)
  • Electrical Certificate (Renewed at least every 5 years)

If your potential landlord or property manager isn’t fulfilling the minimum legal requirements where else are they cutting corners and compromising on house mate’s safety and security?  Therefore, we believe it is important to bring the often-overlooked aspects of housing to the forefront of people’s minds when searching for their next Cardiff house share.

If you are looking for a professionally managed house share in Cardiff be visit Rooms to Rent in Cardiff

Government Announces Changes to Mandatory HMO Licensing

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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?

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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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YES

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.

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  • 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 info@roomsincardiff.co.uk

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 info@roomsincardiff.co.uk or call 07867009650

Issuing Section 21 Notice During Fixed Term in Wales

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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 www.rentsmart.gov.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: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Planning/Planning-Policy/Supplementary-Planning-Guidance/Documents/HMO%20SPG%20Consultation%20Draft%20April.pdf

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.