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Intro

Glendower House is beautifully built student accommodation located on St Andrews Lane in the heart of Cardiff city centre, just 5-minutes walk to Cardiff University, Cathays campus, and a 10-minutes walk away to the University of South Wales Cardiff campus. The student housing is well connected to the UK, as it is only a short walk away to the Cardiff Cathays station, and only 15 minutes to Cardiff Central station, which offers fast inter-city services to London, Swansea, and Birmingham. There is a wide range of stylish studios on offer; they are all designed for students convenient and secure stay. Staying in Glendower House feels like, a home away from home because of the excellent management team and the friendly maintenance team who always take the best care of the needs of the students and make sure that there are no problems in their lives because of which they fail to fulfil their academic dreams. 

Glendower House is the perfect accommodation for any student in Cardiff to live in. It provides on-site facilities, including a high-end cinema and multimedia room, as well as a gym and spacious communal areas. And Most importantly, the closest private student accommodation to the Cardiff University Student Union.


Students will have a very convenient and comfortable stay at Glendower House with an easy commute to all the nearby places of interest.

Apartment Facilities

All inclusive utility bills
100Mb broadband with Wi Fi
Fully furnished
Ensuite bathrooms
Fitted kitchens

Community Facilities

Cinema room
On-site home gym
On-site laundry
Group study pod
Communal areas
Games room

Configurations

2 Bed Apartment£150/week
Offers1
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

3/4 size double bed with underbed storage
Shared bathroom between two
Lounge chairs
Dining table and chairs
Plenty of storage and shelving
Large desk with notice board
2 Bed Apartment
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Standard Studio£174/week
Offers1
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area18 - 19 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

3/4 size double bed with underbed storage
Private en-suite shower room
Private kitchen with 2 ring hob, combi microwave oven and fridge/freezer
Large desk with notice board
Plenty of storage and shelving
Dining table and chairs
Lounge chairs
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Premium Studio with Wet Room£189/week
Offers1
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

3/4 size double bed with underbed storage
Private en-suite wet room
Private kitchen with 2 ring hob, combi microwave oven and fridge/freezer
Large desk with notice board
Plenty of storage and shelving
Dining table and chairs
Lounge chairs
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Premium Studio£189/week
Offers1
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area20 - 22 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

3/4 size double bed with underbed storage
Private kitchen with 2 ring hob, combi microwave oven and fridge/freezer
Private en-suite wet room
Large desk with notice board
Plenty of storage and shelving
Dining table and chairs
Lounge chairs
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Large Premium Studio£205/week
Offers1
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area25 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

3/4 size double bed with underbed storage
Private en-suite shower room
Private kitchen with 2 ring hob, combi microwave oven and fridge/freezer
Lounge chairs
Dining table and chairs
Plenty of storage and shelving
Large desk with notice board
Accessible/DDA rooms also available
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Booking Details

Cancellation Policy

On making your booking Property Management you will be asked to pay a non-refundable booking fee. This is to secure the booking of your room and ensure it is held for you. Once your tenancy commences this booking fee converts to your refundable Deposit. If your tenancy agreement is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) it will be protected in the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), an independent government approved tenancy deposit protection scheme. Your Deposit will be refunded to you at the end of your tenancy if there are no outstanding arrears or damage to your room and/or communal areas. 


Once you have made your booking, property Management will make relevant checks to confirm your place at university and then make you an Offer of Accommodation. Once an Offer of Accommodation has been sent to you, you need to log into your account, check your details, read through your tenancy agreement and sign the online contract before uploading relevant identification documentation. You will be asked to pay the full years rent up front unless you have a UK based guarantor. If you have a UK based guarantor, you are able to pay your rent in 3 instalments. The first instalment needs to be paid 10 days before your contract starts. You will not be able to move into the property if this has not been paid. The second rent instalment is due in January and the final one in April. In some circumstances, we may be able to offer you a 4 part payment plan, as some student loans come through later, please contact us for more information.


If for any reason we are not able to make you an Offer of Accommodation we will contact you as soon as possible detailing reasons why or with an alternative solution. If we cannot offer an alternative or the alternative is not suitable we will refund your booking fee in full via the original method the payment was made. 


2. 14 -DAY COOLING OFF PERIOD 

If you choose to cancel your booking with property Management, providing you have not seen the accommodation, you have 14 calendar days after receiving the original Accommodation Offer to do so to get a full refund of the booking fee paid. If you have made your booking less than 14 days before you scheduled check-in date, you may cancel your booking until the earlier of 

(a) 14 days after receipt of the Accommodation Offer email and 

(b) the date you actually check-in. You may cancel your booking by sending an email to the relevant Accommodation Office email address listed on the individual sites contact details. Property Management will refund your booking fee within 14 calendar days of cancellation. If you cancel your booking after the 14 calendar day cool off period, you will not get your booking fee returned to you and you, and your guarantor if reasonable, will be required to meet the obligations set out within the Tenancy Agreement. 


3. CANCELLATIONS AFTER YOU HAVE MOVED INTO THE ACCOMMODATION 

3.1. We hope you have a happy stay in your accommodation, but if for any reason you decide to leave during your contracted term, the landlord may agree to release you from your contract. Providing the conditions set out below are met: 

3.1.1. You agree that you will not transfer or sublet the tenancy created by the Tenancy Agreement to anyone else without obtaining our written consent in-line with point 11.1(n) of the Tenancy Agreement. You find a suitable replacement to take a new tenancy agreement for your room for the remaining period of your contract. 

3.1.2.1. Replacement tenants must be 18 years old or over and enrolled as a full time student in a university or college in proximity to the accommodation. 

3.1.2.2. The incoming tenant must enter into a Tenancy Agreement with us and pay sums due within this agreement. 3.1.2.3. The incoming tenant, where reasonable, must provide a suitable Guarantor. The Guarantor must accept the Terms and Conditions set out in the Tenancy Agreement. 

3.1.3. Refunds due will not be processed until the replacement taking over the contract has signed the Tenancy Agreement, paid and moved into the accommodation. 

3.1.4. If you do find someone to take over your contract, you will both need to pay a 50 administration fee. 3.1.5. If you fail to find someone to take over your tenancy, you will be responsible for paying the full rent until the end of your contracted time at the accommodation. 


4. CANCELLATIONS BY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OR THE LANDLORD 

Our terms and conditions require you to sign your tenancy agreement online within 14 calendar days of receiving the Offer of Accommodation. If you fail to sign your agreement within this timescale we may cancel your booking, giving notice by email, and you will forfeit any booking fee paid if it is outside the 14 calendar day cooling off period above. If you fail to check-in on your accommodation start date and you have not signed your agreement we may cancel your booking at any time by giving notice by email. If you are outside the 14 day cooling off period your booking fee will not be refunded. Once you have signed your tenancy agreement it may only be terminated if we mutually agree to do so or in the circumstances set out in point 3 above. 


5. 1ST YEAR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT GET A PLACE AT UNIVERSITY 

This policy is site specific so please check with the individual site for confirmation. You may be eligible to be released from your agreement, If you are a first year prospective undergraduate student and your offer of a place at your preferred University/Higher Education institution is withdrawn as a result of you not achieving the required entry grades or you have surpassed your required entry grades and choose to go to a different University. In order to meet the criteria you will need: 

i. The site to have signed up to the policy Check with the Accommodation Team directly. 

ii. To provide a written rejection letter from your chosen university/Higher Education Institute 

iii. To provide a copy of the acceptance letter from your new university

Payment Details

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full

Pay in 3 instalments with a UK Guarantor - first due before moving in, second in January and third in April


Mode of Payment: 

You can pay via Recurring Card, Direct Debit or via Bank Transfer. Cash and Cheques will not be accepted and will be turned away if presented at site.

Recurring Card payments can be selected at the time of booking and Direct Debit can be selected by the online portal. If an alternative method of payment is required, such as a bank transfer, or you wish to change your payment method, please contact the Accommodation Team directly for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can live here ?

Any full-time student (minimum 16 hours per week) enrolled in a university or college, who is 18 years of age or older on the date they submit the application form.


What is the contract length?

We offer a variety of contract lengths from short term summer and semester stays and longer academic year stays. Some semester stays may be available so please enquire with our bookings team.


What is included in the room rate?

All utility bills (water, lights, and electricity), 100Mb internet access, 24 hour security, contents insurance and gym access at specific sites only.


Can I choose my room in the building?

Normally rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. You can specify any special requests at the time of your booking and we will do our best to accommodate you in that room.


Is there somewhere to store my bike?

Yes, all residences have secure bike storage available free to residents.


Do you have extra storage for suitcases?

If students need to arrive earlier than the check-in time on their contract start date, it is fine to leave suitcases with the Reception team until it's time to check-in. However, there is no storage space at any of the residences, and any luggage is left at your own risk.


What furniture is in my room?

Our rooms are all standardised and have the same high-quality furniture throughout.


What are the guest policies?

Residences are your home so you are allowed to have friends and family visit you when you want, we just ask that you respect your fellow residents and sign your guests in and out of the buildings so we know who is in the building in case of an emergency.


Is there a curfew?

No, you can come and go as you please. 24-hour security will be available to welcome you at the front door.


Can I smoke in my room?

No. You may smoke outside in designated smoking areas.


Will I have a phone in-room?

Phones are not provided in-room, however Ask4 have provided VOIP telecoms which is available using your laptop and allows residents to call home at discounted rates.


Will I have a TV in-room?

No, however flat screen TVs are provided in all communal areas and IPTV is available to stream on your laptop.


Will my room be cleaned?

We have a housekeeping team on-site, they will clean all communal areas in the residence. This does not include your room, however you can arrange a room clean with them directly at additional cost.


What if something in my room breaks?

We have a maintenance team on-site, they maintain the residence and make sure that it is always in the best order for students living in the building. Should you have a problem with anything in your room; say your fridge stops working or a lightbulb needs replacing, they will fix it as soon as possible for you. Maintenance issues can be reported online through your student portal.


Are there accessible facilities throughout the buildings?

All of our our residences feature accessible rooms alongside wheelchair and mobility access throughout.


Is there a laundry?

Yes. We have enlistted the help of laundry specialists Circuit to manage our laundry facilities within the residence.


Is the use of the Gym included in my rent?

Yes. We have a fully kitted out gym and fitness suite in some of our residences. This is free for students to use and open 24hrs a day.


What about my Post?

Our front desk and security staff will take collections for you and sort your mail. Each resident has a secure mailbox which they share with around 4/5 students living in the building.


What hours can I use the courtyard?

The courtyard is open from 10am-10pm and is a smoke-free zone. 


Do you provide bedding?

No. It is up to students to purchase their own bedding.


Can I move in early?

Yes, if your room is available. The additional charge will be at the current room rate per week and early move ins are on a week not daily basis. Please check with our team as to whether your room is available to secure an early arrival.


What do I need to bring?

Provided your checklist is complete and the required rent payment is received, you will only need to provide an ID at Reception when you arrive to check-in


What documents are required for me to check-in?

We require a copy of your passport, visa, photo and proof of address.

These documents must be uploaded to the Student Portal within 10 days of receiving your accommodation offer. Failure to do this will mean that your check-in could be severely delayed and could possibly result in you not being able to check in.


What if I want to live in a different residence to the one I have booked?

Should a resident book with us at one of our residence and then want to move to another residence, this will be possible providing there are rooms available.


Do I need a television licence?

Yes, if you watch television in your bedroom. All homes in the UK require a television licence and your room is treated as a home under the licensing authority's definition. There is a large screen television with Sky in the Social Hub which has a television licence associated with it. However, for IPTV provided by Ask4 and viewed in your room, you will need a licence.


What other charges can I expect?

You will have to pay for laundry, phone calls, your TV licence, upgrade of insurance or internet packages, and any items purchased from the vending machine.


Can I pay by Bank Transfer?

It is possible to pay by bank transfer, however please be aware that it can take up to 5 working days to reach us and the payment must be showing in your account before you would be able to check-in to the residence.