Only for students.
If youre looking for luxury student accommodation in Cardiff, then theres only one place you want to be looking at and thats The Fitzalan. Located right in the heart of the city, youre just a short walk away from fantastic amenities such as the local train station and Capitol shopping centre. Dont worry about forgetting any essentials, cos living here during uni will mean you can quickly pop out and be back within 10 minutes - crazy!
Designed with students in mind, youll be living a sumptuous university life with a stay at The Fitzalan, so expect super-modern facilities and comfortable social spaces! If you prefer your own privacy, then choose one of our stylish studios, or if you fancy living with one of your pals, their two-bedroom apartments are perfect for you! Both offer a size bed, en-suite bathroom and a fully-kitted kitchen with a combi microwave, hob and breakfast bar and stools.
Need to complete a uni deadline? Not to worry, their Cardiff student accommodation provides up to 100Mbps free Wi-Fi to help you out during the busiest of periods. There are even separate study spaces available if you fancy changing up your bedroom desk scenery every once in a while.
They know things can get a little stressful, so theyve installed an on-site gym for you to unwind after a busy day! Decked out with top of the range equipment, theres no need to purchase a gym membership elsewhere when you can access it from the comfort of your own home.
For those who prefer unwinding with friends, they have many areas in The Fitzalan which are best suited for bigger groups. Why not invite your besties over and book out the boujee cinema room? Or, maybe you and your pals are a competitive bunch, if so, you have to get involved in their pool and table tennis tournaments, which take place in the on-site games room! Even spaces such as the common room and communal kitchen are fantastic for socialising and meeting others who live here!
Rents are all-inclusive so no need to worry about those unexpected bills! There is even a 24-hour reception, on-site maintenance team and secure fob entry access throughout the building to help you feel extra secure and safe.
Desk & Chair
En Suite Shower
breakfast bar with stools
Private Dining Room
On Site Maintenance
Fob Entry System
All utility bills are included
Sit back and relax with your friend in their standard 2 bedroom apartment. Featuring comfy size beds, study areas and plenty of storage space, you have all the necessities you could need for a cosy stay. Your modern kitchen is equipped with a 2 ring ceramic hob, combi microwave and an integrated fridge with ice box. Theres even a quaint breakfast bar with stools for you to socialise with friends. *Room size can vary from 29m2 to 32m2.
Room Amenities: ¾ size bed, Plenty of storage, Wardrobe
Premium Studio, with everything you could need for independent living. Lounge around on your comfy size bed and enjoy your own private en suite. Theres plenty of storage in the studio so students will feel right at home in no time. When its time for university work, sit at your own study desk and crack on. Cook a delicious meal for yourself in your modern kitchen with a combination oven, integrated fridge, induction hob and built- in extractor fan! *Room size can vary from 23m2 to 24.5m2.
Room Amenities: 3/4 size bed, Plenty of storage, En-suite bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen
Deluxe Studio offers plenty of space for students, making sure you never struggle with space for your belongings! Sink into your comfy sized bed after a long day at university and enjoy the peace of your own private ensuite. Cook up a storm in your very own kitchen, which has state-of-the-art features including a combination oven, an integrated fridge, a 2 ring ceramic hob and a breakfast bar with stools! *Room size can vary from 25m2 to 26m2.
Room Amenities: 3/4 size bed, lots of storage, En-suite bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen
Take a look at their fabulous Deluxe Plus Studio, with everything you would need for the perfect home away from home. Get ready to relax in your comfy sized bed after a long day at university and enjoy the luxury of your own ensuite bathroom. Personalise your studio with your own noticeboard and crack on with studying at your own desk with a chair. Your modern kitchen is great for cooking up a storm, with top quality facilities. Including a combination oven, a 2 ring ceramic hob, an integrated fridge/freezer and breakfast bar with stools. *Room size can vary from 27m2 to 32m2.
Room Amenities: 3/4 size bed, Plenty of storage, En-suite bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen
Relax and unwind in their Deluxe 2 Bed Apartment! Youll have the luxury of your own size bed, ensuite bathrooms, study area and plenty of storage space to store your things. Your kitchen is equipped with state of the art facilities, including a 2 ring ceramic hob, combi microwave and an integrated fridge with an ice box. Theres even a quaint breakfast bar with stools for you to socialise with friends.
Room Amenities: 3/4 size bed, Plenty of storage, study area
Looking for your own personal space? You need to check out their Club Studio rooms! With a size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, plenty of storage space and a study area for you to get on with your university work, youre in for a treat if you choose to stay here. The kitchen area comes with a 2 ring ceramic hob, combi microwave and an integrated fridge with an ice box. Theres even a quaint breakfast bar with stools for you to relax whilst eating. *Room size can vary from 18m2 to 19.5m2.
Room Amenities: 3/4 sized bed, Plenty of storage, En-suite bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen
Pay Deposit to confirm the booking
If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April.
If you don't have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date.
Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in.
Other instalment options may be available, however admin fees may apply.
Mode of Payment:
Online via by logging into your student account
At the property reception desk
By telephone to the property team
By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference).
You can cancel your tenancy agreement for up to 14 days after the date of your booking (the Initial Cancellation Period). For bookings made from 1st August to 30th September ahead of the academic year the booking is for, the Initial Cancellation Period reduces to 7 days. They will refund the full security deposit.
Please note, GBP20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover any international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks.
If you cancel your booking after the Initial Cancellation Period, you remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until you are able to find another tenant that is acceptable to Homes for Students and they are able to re-let the room. The replacement tenant must be over the age of 18 and a have the necessary student status (it is your responsibility to find another tenant and provide them with the correction information). If you find a suitable replacement tenant and the room is re-let they will refund your deposit, less any appropriate charges, as well as a deduction of GBP50 for the variation of the contract.
Can I live at this property?
You must be a full-time student to live with us. You can book with us whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.
Are pets allowed?
No pets of any kind are permitted in this property, except registered assistance dogs.
Can I choose who I live with?
If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow their create application link online, list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!
Can I choose my room?
If you follow the book now process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the create application route which they will do their best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.
Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?
You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy please note there is an admin fee of 50.00. You will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your Guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.
Do you provide summer accommodation?
Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact the property team.
Do I have to move out in the holidays?
Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don't need to move out during academic breaks.
Does my rental price include insurance?
Contents insurance is included at some properties which will be specified in your tenancy agreement.
Do I need to pay council tax?
If you are a qualifying full-time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide us with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.
Can I pay in instalments?
If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you dont have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 14 days prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available, however admin fees may apply.
When do I pay my rent?
When you accept your room offer, you'll be given two options: * To pay your rent in full * To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year You can choose whichever is most convenient for you. Some instalment options may have an admin fee.
What is included in my rent?
All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited wifi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of their properties offer a Wi-Fi connection included within the rent, so you won't have to pay anything to get online. During your stay, unless otherwise provided by your accommodation, your internet provider will also offer both free and premium television packages. Depending on the site at which you choose to live at, your internet provider will be either StudentCom, or Ask4. * StudentCom services include Wi-fi connectivity for up to 5 devices. * Ask4 provides connectivity for up to 3 devices, with optional upgrades for further devices to be added. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page for more information.
Can I move in before I pay my rent?
All rent that is due must have been paid when you check-in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.
What if I don't have a UK guarantor?
If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.
Who can be a guarantor?
To be a guarantor you must: * Be resident in the UK for a minimum of 1 year * Be over 21 years of age * Be a homeowner or in full-time employment) * Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving license or ID badge * Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.
Can I pay my rent from overseas?
You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone. Your bank may charge you a fee to make an international payment so please make sure you check their terms and conditions first.
Do I need a guarantor?
If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor.
Do I need a guarantor if I am a sponsored student?
They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.
Can I pay my rent weekly?
Weekly rent payments are not available, however Straits Manor offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.
Do I have to pay a booking fee?
They don't charge a booking fee. When you accept your room offer, youll be asked to pay a deposit to secure your room which is secured with a deposit protection service and refunded at the end of your tenancy.
Can I book if Im under 18?
If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of their properties subject to their Policy for Students under the Age of 18.
What do I need to bring with me?
When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out their what to take to university page.
Is there car parking facilities for when I move in?
Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.
What happens to my deposit?
Your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms. * Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) * Letting Protection Service (Scotland)
When do I get my deposit back?
Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damage found in your room or the communal areas of your apartment. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 working days to be credited at the end of your tenancy period. All deposits are secured with a deposit protection scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Scotland. You will be contacted by the deposit protection scheme and asked to authorise the refund and submit your bank details to them. For this you will require your deposit repayment ID, which will have been sent to you via email at the time of registering your deposit. Please be aware, the deposit refund process is managed by the deposit protection scheme and is not able to be influenced by us. Should you have any queries regarding your deposit repayment ID, you should contact the deposit protection scheme directly: Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Service. Please note if you ask for your deposit to be repaid to a non-UK bank account, bank charges will apply. Please see deposit protection scheme FAQs: Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) Letting Protection Service (Scotland)
Can I terminate my tenancy once I have moved into the accommodation?
No, you cannot terminate your tenancy agreement once you have moved in, even if you have terminated your university/college course. You can move out of the accommodation, but you will remain liable for the remaining rent charges until the end of the fixed term period, or until you find a suitable replacement student who they agree to. Once they have accepted the replacement student, you must return the room key to the property office and confirm your contact details when you leave. You can submit an appeal to be released from the contract earlier than the fixed end date by submitting a request to the property office along with supporting evidence. This will be passed to a panel who will review your request and make consideration of your circumstances. Once the panel has reached its decision, both you and your guarantor will be notified in writing.