Over 90% now let for academic year 2017-18

I have been letting the highest quality student houses in Cardiff for nearly 45 years, and I am proud of my reputation for offering the best accommodation and the best service at competitive rates.

My houses are located on the best student streets in Cathays, Roath and Penylan, in easy walking distance from the main University campuses.

  • I'm not a letting agent - I deal only with my own properties
  • Uniquely, I don't charge a deposit or bond, or any kind of agency/contract fees
  • I don't ask for parental guarantors
  • I personally ensure all my houses are maintained to the highest standard

If you’d like to know more please contact me by phone on 02920 228 777 or by email.

— John Winter

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About all properties

Full details are listed for every individual house, but all my houses are let on the following unique terms:

What comes with each house?

All houses are decorated annually to the highest standard, and come part-furnished with:

Every tenant living in my houses also benefits from:

I pride myself in offering the very best renting experience possible, and ensure my houses are maintained to the very best standards, irrespective of cost.

Letting on the very best terms

Uniquely in Cardiff, I let all my houses on the very best terms

My team have researched the fees charged by the main six student letting agents and Cardiff University Student Union’s letting agency, to give you a fair and accurate comparison of the charges you can expect when renting student accommodation:

What are the standard charges?

The 'big six' student letting agents Cardiff Student Letting (CUSU) John Winter
Holding deposit £50 each (towards agency fee - non refundable) None None
Bond One month’s rent each + £50 per person One month’s rent each + £100 for the whole group None
Agency fee £120 per person None None

Charges for an average house (based on 6 sharing at £350 pp pcm)

The 'big six' student letting agents Cardiff Student Letting (CUSU) John Winter
Holding deposit 6 × £50 (towards agency fee - non refundable) = £300
None None
Bond £400 × 6 = £2,400 £350 × 6 + 100 = £2,200 None
Agency fee 6 × Remaining £70 each to pay after holding deposit = £420 None None
Total £3,120 for the group / £520 per person; equivalent to £43.33 per month £2,200 for the group / £337 per person; equivalent to £31 per month £0.00

These additional charges mean that, on average, an average £350 per person house (a typical moderate student rent for Cardiff) with any of the main student housing providers will, in real terms, cost you around £380-£390 each — the same rent as one of my very top-of-the-range houses.

What extra charges can I expect?

Many agents and other landlords will also pass on the fees incurred in preparing the paperwork relating to the condition of the house before and after your tenancy (inventory/schedule of condition and check-in or check-out fees), and you’re likely to have to pay your agency fee again to sign up for another year; additional charges such as these normally run to £150-£200 per person over the year, much of this up-front.

We do not charge any such fees to tenants.