LLandaff Halls- Halls rooms are SMALL. You get a cleaner once a week for communal areas who will leave notes and/or report you to the halls managers. You can get kicked out for stuff like smoking in rooms, music too late, complaints etc. Fines for breakages are pretty steep! You don't have a living room, just a kitchen with a table and chairs in. But it's great for meeting people, big nights out, you can SORT of have parties in the hall and kitchen (we did anyway, hence the fines!) Well worth the experience despite the negatives. Most student accommodation agencies are pretty dodgy, just a case of finding the least. They charge hefty agency fees, rarely get stuff sorted for you, and can be real w******* when you try to get them to. Also beware of late rent- you can get charged up to 35 per day. And a lot of hassle/ charges when trying to change tenancys over to someone else if you decide to move out. The best thing to do if possible is to go to landlords direct. They tend to be much better at taking care of thinsg (in some cases), and slightly more relaxed about rent as long as it is paid in reasonable time and communication is maintained. It is pretty much inevitable that you will be conned out of your bond at the end of the tenancy, whoever you go with- make sure you fight this!!