About FlatHomes Property Services

Your Local Estate Agents in Cardiff and Penarth


FlatHomes History

FlatHomes is a family run business with dealings throughout Cardiff and Penarth, including parts of Barry, Newport and the lower valleys. Established in 2000, the name derives  from the similarly spelt Bristol Channel island, Flat Holm. Set up in a conservatory by a private landlord, Gwilym Rees, primarily just to help other independent landlords find tenants for their vacant properties the business soon expanded to cover all aspects of property services. 


Why Choose FlatHomes?

Back in 2000 with it being the early stages of website development the primary focus for sourcing business was newspaper adverts, boards outside properties and predominantly word of mouth. Moving on over two decades later FlatHomes still prides itself that the main source of business is still the sharing of positive feedback from the numerous clients we deal with, rather than a hard sell attitude.  

The long-term vision of the business is growth. FlatHomes has always considered itself a Lettings and Property Management company first and foremost. However, the business is looking to expand its sales division and ever growing network of relationships with tradesman in and around the city to continue providing its excellent maintenance service.

Latest News

Adequate Housing, Fair Rents And Affordability

Welsh Government recently published a Green Paper: A call for evidence on securing a path towards Adequate Housing – including Fair Rents and Affordability.Of the two elements of the proposals, it will be the fair rent that will be of the greater concern to landlords in Wales, with it ultimately meaning rent controls. This will be viewed by many as ano...

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Landlords Offered More Time

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act, which has been described as the biggest change in housing law in Wales, has been postponed for nearly 6 months from the original date of 15th July to a new date of December 1st.The news will be pleasing to landlords who were first made aware of the upcoming changes at the start of this year. In the months that followed January&...

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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Significant change to the private rented sector will be implemented by the Welsh Government on 15 July 2022.For a full and detailed explanation visit https://gov.wales/landlords-housing-law-changing-renting-homes - In the meantime we have listed in brief the key points on how the new Act will affect you and what FlatHomes are doing for our managed landlords...

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Universal Credit For Landlords

A new online system to allow rent payments, from tenants in receipt of Universal Credit, to be paid directly to private landlords has been launched by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The new system for arranging these Alternative Payment Arrangements replaces the two existing UC47 forms cutting the processing time down from in excess of thre...

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