Shand House is a stylish student accommodation located on Newport Road in Cardiff. It takes just 16 minutes by bus to reach Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. It offers great amenities like an outdoor courtyard, reading room, bike storage and common room with TV and pool table. Students can choose from self-contained studios and shared apartments.
One has the liberty to choose from a variety of shared apartments like a 2 bed, 4 bed or 6-bed apartment. You will have to share your kitchen, living area and study area with other flatmates in shared apartments. One can also opt for a luxurious self-contained studio apartment wherein you will have your own personal bed, kitchen, study area and living area all for your personal use. It also provides ample storage space where you can keep your belongings. Shand House student accommodation provides you with an outdoor courtyard where you can sunbathe or read your favourite novels while soaking in the sunshine. If you want to study in peace, you can use the reading room to complete your project or study for your upcoming test. You can place your bike on the premises without any fear as there is a bike storage facility on-site. Shand House Cardiff gives you spacious common rooms where you can distract yourself from studies by playing a friendly game of pool with your friends or just sit in the comfortable sofas and watch your favourite show on TV. One doesn’t have to feel scared in their room as there is a 24/7 on-site security and maintenance team to make sure that you are safe and sound.
Shand House student accommodation is next to quite a few interesting places. International students in Cardiff can visit the National Museum Cardiff to get to know about the city’s culture and art offerings. Others can head to the Cardiff Castle where you can learn about the cultural history of the city and also go on a clock tour. Others who want to chill around can head to Cardiff City Centre.
Party lovers can go to The Three Rivers which is at walking distance from Shand House Cardiff. You can drink Beer with your classmates and refresh your mind for the next study session. Foodaholics can go to the famous Giovanni’s in Park Place to relish a good meal and catch up on the latest gossip with your friends.
Shand House student accommodation is the perfect place for those who love to visit historical places, party and study at the same time.
£300 to secure your room, this is an advance rent payment and will be adjusted in the overall rent.
Pay in full
Pay in 3 instalments - UK Guarantor needed
Pay monthly - when using Housing Hand as the guarantor service. 1st instalment due on 1st August and then every month thereafter.
Mode of Payment
Pay using a debit/credit card online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer
You may cancel your booking within 24 hours of signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun). In this scenario, your advance rent payment along with any other rent payments will be refunded.
If you wish to cancel 24 hours after signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun), you may still do so provided you do it before 1st August 2017. In this scenario, your advance rent payment is forfeited, but you will not be obligated to make any further payments as per the tenancy agreement.
If you wish to cancel on or after 1st August 2017, you may do so, but you will be required to find a replacement tenant. Until a suitable replacement is found, you may not be released from the tenancy agreement and are liable to pay the rent. A £100 admin fee is charged to accommodate the new tenant.
Why should I live at Shand House?
We want you to have the best student experience possible. That means going beyond just providing somewhere comfy and practical to live, to ensure you feel safe and happy. And we have staff on-hand 24/7 to ensure that’s the case. It’s why we’ve been awarded an International Accommodation Quality Mark and have been voted Best Value for Money 2016 in the National Student Housing Survey, the question should really be, why should I not stay at Shand House?
Do I have to be a student to live at Shand House?
To take out a tenancy with us you need to be eligible for council tax exemption. This applies to all full-time students and some part-time students. If you’re unsure, your university or college should be able to let you know.
Do I pay a deposit?
You will be required to pay a damage deposit of £250 and a Utility Deposit of £50.
Can I smoke at Shand House?
Smoking is not permitted in any area within Shand House, this includes bedrooms, stairways and external courtyard areas.
Can I bring a pet?
No pets of any type are permitted at Shand House.
Where can I do my Laundry?
A laundry is provided with washers and dryers on site.
Do I need to take out contents insurance?
No, you do not. Contents insurance is automatically included with your rent. When you arrive we’ll provide you with details of the policy
What happens once I have reported maintenance?
You will be given a copy of the maintenance slip that will be passed to our caretaker. The caretaker will attend to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible. Occasionally, it will not always be possible to complete the repair on the first visit and a subsequent visit may be necessary. Repairs are responded to on a priority basis, please be aware that it may not be possible to attend to your problem the same day you report it, especially at busy times of the year.
Can I cancel my contract before I move in?
If you cancel your contract before the contract begins you will be subject to our cancellation terms and charges. Cancellations will only be accepted upon receipt of a completed cancellation form. Contact the Cambridge office to request a form.
Can I connect to the internet?
Absolutely. A super fast internet connection is available in every bedroom. But just so you know, broadband arrangements do vary in some halls.
Can I have guests to stay?
Overnight guests are permitted provided your flatmates agree. All overnight guests must be signed in at reception for safety, security and so that staff know who is on site in the event of an emergency. You must accompany your guests at all times whilst they are on site and you are responsible for their behaviour.
Who is responsible for cleaning my flat?
It is the resident’s own responsibility to clean their rooms and they share responsibility for the communal area of the flat. Management staff will conduct monthly inspections and you are expected to ensure that your room and flat is clean on these days. Failure to meet the required cleanliness standards will result in external cleaning contractors being brought in, the cost of which will be passed onto the resident(s). At the end of the tenancy the bedroom and flat must be returned in a good, clean condition to avoid cleaning charges, again it is the responsibility of all residents to ensure the kitchen and lounge are clean. The block stairways are regularly cleaned by the Shand House staff.
What about security?
24-hour security with CCTV, electronic access control and a member of staff on site is available.
Do I need to move out during the holidays?
Your contract is for a fixed length of time – so your room is yours throughout that period. That means that you don’t have the hassle of moving your belongings out during the Christmas or Easter vacations, and you can choose to stay in your property over these holidays if you want. It’s usually possible to book additional accommodation over the summer period if you want to stay then too. But we advise booking early to ensure rooms are available.
Will I be able to change rooms after I have arrived?
It is not usually possible to change rooms after you have arrived. All rooms are allocated on a 42 or 50-week contract and unless another resident also requests a room swap we would be unable to change your room.
Do you have staff at your properties?
Every student home has a team of trained staff on site to respond to meet your needs. Their job is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. On-site management offices are open Monday to Friday and will answer any questions, respond to any issues, offer advice and ensure a friendly face is there to greet you every day.
What happens on move in day?
You will be welcomed on arrival in the Building you are booked into by a member of Shand House staff. We will issue you with a welcome pack which contains all the information you need to live at Shand House and you will be directed to your room.
What happens if I have a maintenance problem?
Every student home has a dedicated caretaker team to respond to and solve your maintenance issues. We respond to every issue quickly and, if possible, will complete the repair during the first visit. Of course, this isn’t always possible and there are times when parts need to be ordered or external contractors arranged. When this happens, we’ll keep you updated on the progress.
What does fully-furnished kitchen mean?
We design homes that provide everything you need to enjoy living with us. Our flats come kitted out with all your cooking appliances: cooker, hob, kettle, toaster and microwave and some sites also provide cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
What Broadband packages are there?
A broadband connection is provided to every room at Shand House which requires a £50 connection fee prior to moving in.
Is there telephone in my flat?
No, there is no telephone provided in the rooms. You can use a mobile phone or make calls via the internet using our Wi-Fi.
What does being a guarantor mean?
All students who wish to take up our rent instalment plan are required to provide a UK guarantor (excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).
By agreeing to be a guarantor, you are signing a legal document stating that you agree to pay the rent and guarantee the behaviour of the resident if they default. Please do not sign this agreement if you do not wish to take on this responsibility.
Any student who does not have a UK guarantor will be required to pay the full year’s rent upon application.
Is TV provided?
TV is not provided in the rooms – however, there is a large flat screen TV in the Common Room at Shand House which is for everyone to use and there is also a PlayStation 4. You can bring a TV from home but you must buy a TV Licence.
Where can I store my bike?
There is an internal bike store in each of the three buildings and storage is at the owners’ risk. No bikes may be stored within the flats.
Can I park on site?
We don’t have any general parking at Shand House. For general parking in Cambridge, the Queen Anne and Grafton Street, multi-storey car parks are both five minutes’ walk from campus and there’s a short-stay car park opposite the campus on Adam and Eve Street.
What should I do if I am having financial problems?
If you are having financial difficulties, you should contact a member of the management immediately. Failure to do so could result in interest charges being added to your account if you fail to pay on the due dates as well as legal proceedings being started against you and, where applicable, your guarantor. Management staff can usually advise you of where to go to get additional financial help which will assist you in meeting your financial obligations.
What if I change my bank account or card details?
Please notify a member of management staff immediately with any new details to ensure your rent is taken on the due date and to avoid any unnecessary charges.
What if I don’t pay?
If you don’t pay your rent daily interest may be added to the amount you owe to us. Your guarantor will be contacted and will be asked to pay the amount that you owe. will commence legal proceedings against any resident who fails to pay the rent due. These proceeding will also include action against the resident’s guarantor.
Do I need to pay council tax?
Provided you are a student in full-time education you will be exempt from Council Tax.
Can I cancel my contract before I move in?
Yes, a tenancy can be cancelled within 24 hours with no charge. and your initial rent payment of £300 will be refunded. After 24hours of booking and before the 1st July students may cancel their booking, but you will not get your £300 initial rent payment refunded.
If you wish to cancel after the 1st July a replacement student will need to be found to take over your tenancy agreement. You will remain liable for the rent until the end of the tenancy unless a replacement can be found.
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