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Arofan House

Private Room/ Studio Flat/ Shared Room

Vere St, Cardiff CF24 3DS, UK Distance From University

About this property

Arofan House: The Walkthrough 

Arofan House is one of the most classy and modernistic student accommodations in the capital of Wales, Cardiff. Located on Vere Street, it is at a 10-minute walking distance from Cardiff University and takes about 17 minutes to reach Cardiff Metropolitan University. It is nestled near the busy Queen street of central Cardiff and is at a short stroll from St. David’s centre which offers a vibrant nightlife with an abundance of grocery shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Students can choose to live in either Studio apartments or En-Suite apartments at Arofan house. The fully furnished student accommodation centre comes with several luxuries and amenities that you will love. Choose your humble abode as you like it; be it a comfortable and independent life by opting for a Studio apartment or en-suite apartments where you will have to share your living area, kitchen and bathroom with other flatmates. This fully furnished and ready to move-in student accommodation has a fantastic state of the art kitchen and bathroom along with a study area and everything else that might need. 

We love a lil’ extra 

The best part about the Arofan house student accommodation is its communal facilities. Apart from the fully furnished and fantastic rooms, you get several facilities that make your stay the most comfortable and peaceful Arofan house. Have fun and socialise with your friends and fellow residents in a spacious and comfy common room. 

  • Social Events

  • Spacious common rooms

  • Garden/Courtyard

  • Post and Parcel service

  • On-site bike storage facility

Know thy neighbourhood 

At Arofan house, you will find that many of the essential and popular places are just a walking distance from the student accommodation centre. From banks to gyms and book stores , the neighbourhood has a lot to offer for everyone from fun-loving, sporty, geeky and intellectual personalities. It is perfect for those who love to study and explore the city’s historical past.

  • National Museum Cardiff

  • Cardiff Castle

  • Cooper’s Field

  • Cardiff Queen Street train station

  • Tesco Express

  • HMV music store

  • Poundland

  • St David’s Dewi Sant

Wheeling your way around Cardiff

This student accommodation near Cardiff university is one of the best options for you because it is just 12 minutes away from the nearest train station, which makes travelling around more comfortable. 

  • Nearest bus station: St. Peter’s Street

  • Nearest train station: Cardiff Queen Street

Living it up at Arofan House

While you are in the ‘city of arcades’ there is a lot you can explore near Arofan house, Cardiff. As it is just a few minutes away from Queen Street and St. David’s centre, you’ll find that you have all the exciting bars, cafes and much more appealing entertainment spots that you can visit with your friends.

  • I Giardini Di Sorrento

  • La Shish Restaurant

  • Mowlanais

  • The Arcade Vaults

  • The Four Elms - J W Bassett Pub

  • La Belle Époque - Coffee & Wine

  • Peg and Wig

Arofan house is an ideal place for you to stay while you study and enjoy the nearest restaurants, pubs and famous sights. Book your rooms now in one of the most happening student accommodations in Cardiff. 

Features

Bike Storage
Broadband
CCTV
Common Room

Safety

CCTV
Secure Door Entry

Price also includes

Bike Storage
Wifi

Book Your Room in Arofan House

Private Room(3 types to choose from)

Studio Flat(3 types to choose from)

Shared Room(2 types to choose from)

Distance from University
Arofan House
Payment Info

Booking Deposit of £250, to confirm your booking.

This is converted into a refundable security deposit at the start of your tenancy.

Rent Payments

Pay in Full, to get 2% discount

Pay in 4 installments

Mode of Payment

Pay online by debit or credit card (2% surcharge), direct debit or bank transfer.

Booking Info

You get 7-days cool off period (Free cancellation period) to cancel your booking after you sign the tenancy agreement. If you cancel within the 7-days period, your deposit is refunded.

If you are outside the 7-days cool off period, but would like to cancel before the 31st of July 2017, you may do so. Your deposit of £250 will not be refunded. But you will not be liable to pay any other fees.

If you are outside the cool off period and would like to cancel after the 31st of July 2017, you can do so, but you will need to find a replacement student to take over your tenancy. Until a suitable replacement has been found, you will be liable to pay any accommodation fees or rent that becomes due. The deposit and booking fees are not refunded.

If you cancel after moving in, you will need to find a replacement student to take over your tenancy. Until a suitable replacement has been found, you will be liable to pay any accommodation fees or rent that becomes due. Any paid rent is refunded after a suitable replacement is found, however the £250 deposit is forfeited. The landlord can also charge £100 for cleaning and preparing the room for the new tenant.

If you do not meet the grade requirements of the university, you may cancel, provided you provide a proof of this to the landlord by 24th August, 2017. Your deposit of £250 is returned.

Frequently Asked Questions

BOOKING A ROOM

How do I book a room?

Booking a room is simple, all you need to do is provide us with the details & we will be more than happy to do booking for you.

What do you need from me to book a room?

It is a simple four-step process:

Register online

Complete the application form and pay an £50 application fee.

Complete your booking information and pay your deposit of £250.

Sign your tenancy online.

If you’re requesting to pay by instalments, you will need to provide the guarantor's information.

Please have all your personal details handy.

Upon completion of booking your room, you are bound by the contract you have agreed to.

Can I live in the residence?

You must be a full-time student, and 18 years or older at check in. However, please be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Do you provide summer accommodation?

It is always worth checking if there is any availability.

Can I sub-let my room for the summer?

Students are not allowed to sublet their rooms during their tenancy period.

Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?

Yes, if you choose to pay in instalments. If you choose to pay annually then you do not need to have a guarantor.

How can I send you my guarantor information?

You can send the same to us via email.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, if you have a UK based guarantor you can pay in four instalments. Students without a guarantor are required to pay their rent in full at a 2% discount.

What is the payment plan for rent?

£250 Booking fee/deposit. Payable when you apply.

There are four installment dates as follows:

21st August 2017

2nd October 2017

2nd January 2018

3rd April 2018

What is the damage deposit for?

This amount is a refundable deposit taken to ensure that during your tenancy the fabric of your room is kept to an acceptable standard, taking into consideration wear and tear. A full list of charges on check out is available on your student portal.

What’s included in my rent?

Your fabulous en-suite room, all bills, 100Mb broadband wired and/or WiFi (Free upgrade to 100MB from September 2017) , contents insurance, 24 hour security and on-site maintenance.

What’s not included in my rent?

Pizza on demand or any food, laundry costs, TV license, parking, room-cleans.

How can I pay my rent?

You will be able to pay your rent online through your student portal, by direct debit, credit (2% charge) or debit card, BACS or bank transfer.

Can I change my rent instalment plan?

No. However, if you are struggling to make your payments, please email us regarding the same.

Can I pay my rent with my student loan?

The payment due dates should be in line with student loan payments. However, if this is not the case please let us know about the same.

How can I find out how much I owe?

You can see a full breakdown of payments made and due through your student portal.

What if I don’t pay?

We would request you to update us with the same, we would like to ensure that your payments are made on time.

ALLOCATIONS

Can I live with my friends?

Yes; to live with your friends all you need to do is mention their details under group booking section.

How do you decide who I live with?

Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have preferences we would be happy to consider those on application. However, meeting those expectations is based on availability at the time of booking.

Do you allow couples?

Yes. This is only available in the studio rooms.

Can I choose which room I live in within the residence?

No. However, we endeavour to meet your requests depending on the availability at the time of booking.

MOVING IN

Can I move in before my contract starts?

It completely depends upon the availaibility of the room.

What do I need to bring with me on arrival?

All your stuff! The room is furnished but you will need to bring items for you kitchen, linen and all your other worldly belongings.

Is there somewhere to park when I am unpacking?

Yes, for limited period of time. Further information on arrivals will be emailed to you two weeks before check-in so that you can plan accordingly.

Will there be someone to collect my keys from?

Yes, the full team will be there to help you on arrival. If you are arriving out of hours, it is advisable to let us know, but you will still be greeted by a member of staff.

Can I change rooms if I am not happy with my allocated room or flatmate?

Yes you can. However, there are no moves until 4 weeks after the contact start date and there is an administration charge of £50. There is some flexibility on this if there are cultural reasons or in exceptional circumstances.

LIVING

What cooking equipment is supplied?

A microwave, hob and oven.

What kitchen equipment is not supplied?

Crockery, utensils, pots/pans and other small appliances.

Kettles and toasters are not provided. It is recommended before purchasing these that you get together with your flat mates to purchase these items together saving money and space.

Is bedding supplied?

No, you will need to bring your own bedding. All the rooms have a small double bed so you will need to bring double size bedding.

Can I personalise my room?

As long as you are able to return it to its original state on check-out or you will be charged for damages.

Can I keep a fridge in my room?

No, unless it is for storing prescribed medication.

Can I bring my own washing machine/tumble dryer?

No, there are laundry facilities on site.

Can I bring a pet?

Tenants are not allowed to bring pets into the building.

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes. A wash costs around (tbc) £2.70 and a dry £1.20 (50 mins).

The laundry services are provided by Circuit. You will need to buy a top up card (£5 of credit) before you are able to use the machines.

Is there a post service?

Yes, you will have a post box in reception for your flat. Parcels can be delivered to reception. However, please be aware of the postal policy in using this service.

Where can I smoke?

Outside, in the smoking shelter. The buildings are non-smoking and incidents of smoking indoors will be dealt with strictly.

Do I have Wifi?

Yes, WiFi comes as standard.

Is a TV provided?

In communal kitchens and studio flats with freeview TV subscription. However, a TV licence is not provided and students are responsible for paying for this annual charge.

Who is responsible for cleaning my flat?

You and your housemates are.

Who is responsible for cleaning the communal areas?

The onsite maintenance team is responsible for the same.

Can we have a party?

Yes, as long as you are mindful of other students living in the building and clean up after yourselves.

Are there spare rooms for visitors to stay in?

No, unfortunately the buildings are filled to the brim with fun-loving students every year.

Can I park on site?

There is no permanent parking on site. If you require disability parking then please contact onsite maintenance team.

How do I report maintenance?

You can report maintenance through your student portal.

What happens once I have reported maintenance?

When things go wrong in buildings the onsite maintenance team would fix the same at the earliest.

How do I report a maintenance issue out of hours?

Online through your student portal or via email and the same would be dealt at the earliest. If it is an emergency please call the emergency number provided to you in your welcome book.

MOVING OUT

What do I need to do before I move out?

Book your check-out appointment at reception, over the phone or email giving at least 7 days' notice. 

Can I pay extra for my room to be cleaned?

Yes. Your room must be left in the same state as when you arrived to avoid charges to your damage deposit. Please contact the management team to request details for the same.

How do I return my keys?

Hand them in at reception on check-out.

Will I get a deposit returned to me?

Yes, provided your room is left in the same state in which you found it on check-in. A list of charges that may be applicable are available on your student portal.

Can I store stuff in my room and collect it later?

Unfortunately not. Information is available at reception as the  does not have available storage space onsite, even if you have re-booked for next year.

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