Cardiff Houseshare.co.uk
Rooms to rent in high quality non-smoking young professional houseshare properties in central Cardiff
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Overview:


Double Beds
All rooms have double beds and it's fine for partners to stay over on an occasional basis

2 Bathrooms
All houses have 2 bathrooms - each with shower, toilet and wash hand basin

Contemporary Furniture
All rooms are fitted with contemporary furniture, typically ivory and beech effect with pine handles, including wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, desk or PC workstation, cushioned gas lift swivel chair, and a book case and/or shelving.

Decoration
The individual rooms are painted white in order to maximise the feel of light and space. White also acts as a good base colour for pictures and wall hangings and is inexpensive and simple to redecorate/touch up if necessary at the end of each tenancy.

Flooring
Bedrooms are fitted with a modern carpets in a neutral colour. This improves sound insulation especially for people in rooms below and most people find carpet in their bedroom more cosy.

Living-room floors are fitted with laminate flooring which gives a contemporary feel and is easier to clean in the event of spillages etc

Bathroom and kitchen floors are tiled or fitted with vinyl making them easier to clean.

Power Points, TV Points, and Telephone Points
All houses have been completely rewired and most rooms feature at least three double power points. All rooms have their own TV points and all of the houses have a hardwired computer cable network with points in each roomas in addition to WiFi. Where necessary some houses have additional WiFi zones to ensure coverage.

Kitchens
All houses feature sizeable modern kitchens offering good wall and base unit storage as well as 2 fridges and 2 freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, plenty of worktop area for food preparation. Houses of 6 have 2 cooking hobs and a dishwasher..

Shared Broadband
All houses feature shared wireless broadband AND hardwired network points to all bedrooms and living room.

Rear Patios/Gardens
All houses have a rear patio or garden with table and chairs so you can sit out in the summer or have a barbecue.

Direct Contact with Experienced Landlord
From the age of 18 to 30 I spent a considerable amount of time living in houseshare/flatshare myself in Cardiff, Oxford, Washington DC and Toulouse so I know what is important from a tenant's perspective. When I became a landlord I took this experience with me and resolved to renovate and manage my properties the way I would have liked if I were living in them myself.

You can call me any day of the week (at reasonable hours except in an emergency) and I usually respond to e-mails/texts as soon as I receive them. Apart from the usual maintenance issues such as broken washing machines, which are always dealt with promptly, I also regularly help my tenants by putting up pictures and wall hangings etc to help them make their room look more homely.

In addition, in the rare event that problems occur at a social level within a houseshare, I also have a good deal of experience at resolving this diplomatically and am willing to step in and mediate in an awkward situation. Examples of this have been when a tenant has, without my permission, had a partner staying long term or started to smoke in the house. These sort of things do happen occasionally, though very rarely, and it's reassuring to have a landlord who is willing to help resolve the situation. Otherwise, it can be very stressful for the other housemates.


No Smoking
An estimated 80% of young professionals are non-smokers, the majority of which prefer to live with non-smokers so it makes good business sense. In addition, smoking (especially combined with alcohol) is the number-one reason for death by house fire in the UK. Also smoking contaminates all the furnishing causing it to smell, necessitates redecoration and a house which has been smoked in loses significant market value.

No Pets
Apart from the dirt that animals can bring into the house, the moulting of hair and the damage to furniture, a significant number of people are now allergic in some form to cats and dogs - including myself, my wife, my sister etc. Having a cat, for example, in the house, means anyone allergic can not move in and even after the cat has left it requires at least six months before allergen levels have dropped off to acceptable levels.

No Couples
The majority of tenants I've asked would rather not live in a houseshare with a couple. Therefore, I feel that having a couple in a houseshare makes the house less marketable and may cause existing tenants to leave. In addition, it places extra strain on the washing/kitchen facilities which can have legal implications. It also creates issues with regards sharing of bills etc and finally each house is only licenced for a set number of occupants s to take couples would breach my licence with Cardiff Council.

 
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