About me

John Winter

I have been a landlord in Cardiff for nearly 40 years. I bought my very first house here when I was at university, and ever since have been striving to provide students with the very best accommodation in the very best of locations.

I'm not a letting agent. My team - comprised of my experienced and dedicated lettings manager, my full-time maintenance manager and his comprehensive support team - handle only my own properties, and are always on hand at my Woodville Road office to deal with any issues that arise promptly.

My 400 tenants I house every year find that renting with me is a very different experience to renting elsewhere in Cardiff - I know first-hand the importance of a safe, secure and comfortable home whilst at university, and everything about my business, from the design of my houses to the way you'll interact with my team, is focused on ensuring you have the best possible experience of student life in Cardiff.

I look forward to welcoming you to one of my houses.


Don't just take my word for it...

When viewing houses with us, ask my tenants any questions you like — they'll tell you first-hand how good life in a John Winter house is!

Unlike other landlords and student letting agents, the vast majority of my tenants come to me on recommendation from friends in the years above, siblings who have also studied for their degrees in Cardiff, and even parents who were tenants of mine during their own time at university. 

I don't invest in huge marketing drives to target students - my tenants approach me seeking a better quality of lifestyle during their time at university, confident in my reputation for providing an outstanding service to students over the last 40+ years. Instead, I continue to invest heavily in every house, upgrading and refurbishing properties regularly to keep them modern, stylish, safe, and energy-efficient, and in ensuring I'm supported by the very best professional team to oversee my property management and maintenance - you won't find a better, brighter, friendlier or more conscientious group of people to deal with as a student renting accommodation in Cardiff than the people I entrust to look after my tenants all the way through from viewing and signing to helping you get the most from your house day to day.