The best student housing in Cardiff
No deposit, agency fees or guarantors
Rent direct from the landlord and his excellent team
Maintenance & gardening included

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We only wish we'd found John Winter when searching for our first house - this year has been worlds apart from our last agent! Thank you!

Lottie, Thesiger Street

Thank you very much for the excellent service you've provided us for the past two years - couldn't recommend you highly enough.

Glen - Rhymney Street & Harriet Street

This really is the 'creme de la creme' of lettings for students. You are a fantastic team and I can't thank you enough.

Victoria - Coburn Street & Fitzroy Street

It's hard to grasp it all when first searching for a house, but John and the team really know what students need - the houses really are in the very best locations, and they're perfectly designed for student living. Plus the service is amazing!

Rebecca, Richards Street

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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.