Private Halls of Residences

There are a number of organisations providing accommodation for students in Cardiff which as seen many new developments.

  • Contracts are legally binding and may last for an entire academic year. Students living in University owned halls will be released from contracts if they withdraw from university, or take an interruption of study. This is not usually the case for private halls of residence.

  • Websites will often show the nicest rooms in the block, with the best views. If you go on a viewing, ask to view the room that you will receive.

  • Be aware of scams that operate, particularly targeting international students. Never pay any money to a property that you haven’t viewed.  
  • Contact student advice for a free contract check or if you have any questions before you sign your contract.
  • Fees are typically higher for private rented accommodation that university residences.
  • Fees typically include bill such as wifi or utilities, but be sure to check the contract carefully for any utilities or service charges.  

 There are lots of providers in Cardiff, so be sure to shop around to get the best deal. Some examples are listed below;