We are an independent company committed to offering the highest standards of service to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike and our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be delighted to welcome you to one of Exeter's most impressive offices. For further details of our service, or to arrange a free sales or lettings appraisal, including a copy of our excellent landlords information pack, please contact us

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  City Exeter
  Postcode EX4 6AB
  Address 23 Longbrook St
  Phone Number 013 9243 3866

  • I would recommend this business

Although one agent at Cardens was quite rude to me at the start of tenancy, my faith in the business is constantly renewed thanks to Kyle Wynn. He is quick to respond to any issues. My radiators needed a special key to be bled and Kyle came over within the hour to bleed the radiators. Now my housemates and I can be warm again in our very cold house that has practically zero insulation. Thank you.

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Although our student let this year has had more issues than any previous year that I've been in Exeter (broken boiler, faulty tumble dryer and questionable maintenance) our property manager at Cardens, Hanna, has been so helpful. We've had many technicians sent out within a few days to resolve issues and an open line of communication throughout our tenancy so far.

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  • I would recommend this business

Having recently used Cardens' tenant find service for the first time we were very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the residential lettings team. Everyone we spoke to was knowledgeable and courteous and the team kept us informed at all stages. We have just met our new tenants and couldn't be more delighted. Many thanks.

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  • I would recommend this business

I rent from Cardens and had a recent flood in my property. Cardens were so quick to respond and sort the issue, making sure I had somewhere to stay and was safe and supported whilst the damage was fixed. It makes a huge difference to have this kind of support when things go wrong and I can't speak highly enough of Cardens. Friendly, responsive service throughout too.

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  • I would recommend this business

First we spoke to Sue, absolute babe. Very quickly and thoroughly showed us properties that were perfectly suited for us. We arranged a viewing for 2 hours later in a house we just knew we’d fall in love with. We were shown around by the beautiful Antonia, who after seeing our enthusiasm for the house, offered us a lift back to the letting agents... not all heroes wear capes. We sprinted to gorgeous and charming Hanna’s desk, where we were greeted with sweets and a smile. We whipped our cards out (holding our breaths and praying for no declines) and within 10 minutes the house was ours! She clearly sensed the despair of broke students and went ahead to fill our bags with sweets and boxes of food. There are few times in my life I have appreciated anything more than that moment

P.s. this is not sarcastic, we had an incredible experience and will definitely be going back to them next year!

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  • I would recommend this business

So helpful, efficient and professional - shout out to Hanna for putting up with all of our questions and concerns and guiding us through the process so helpfully and patiently!

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Customer Testimonials

Hanna was so efficient, and guided us to the best decision possible. Would leave twenty stars if I could.


Very good experience, the staff were very friendly and helpful

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For those who were going to come to the accommodation fair at the Heavitree Bowling Club today , the event has been cancelled. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Don’t forget to check our website for student accommodation for the 2019-20
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A huge congratulations to our tenants in completing the Paris Marathon. It's not too late to donate to three great charities so close to their £8000 target. Well done boys!
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From Our Website

Cardens were established in 1991 and since that time the name has become synonymous with offering a high quality and personal service to landlords and vendors within the city of Exeter. The expert local knowledge of our fully trained and dedicated staff enables us to provide informed advice and expert guidance to our clients. As members of ARLA Propertymark we meet higher industry standards than the law demands and are backed by a client money protection scheme which guarantees your money is safely protected.


Please fill out and submit your details and a Cardens representative will contact you to arrange a free, no obligation valuation of your property.


Students@Cardens is the leading agency provider of accommodation to students studying at the University of Exeter, renowned as one of the members of The Russell Group - a select group of universities chosen for their World Class research - intensive ethos. Our offices are located in central Exeter, directly in between Streatham Campus and St Lukes Campus and being just a short walk from the former. Our fully trained team are specialists in HMO compliance and the delicate nature of true Joint and Several tenancies, when the skill set of any professional letting agent can be put to the test.


Guarantor Fees: No additional charge per guarantor. Covering credit referencing and preparing a Deed of Guarantee (or as part of the Tenancy Agreement). Deposit Registration Fees (where collected):90 (inc. VAT per tenancy if not managed by us. Register landlord and tenant details and protect the security deposit with a Government authorised Scheme. Provide the tenant(s) with the Deposit Certificate and Prescribed Information within 30 days of the tenancy start date. Inventory Fees: Price on application as dependent on the number of bedrooms and/or size of the property and any outbuildings.


The Cardens name has recently had its reputation and professionalism further embellished in 2019 by the acquisition of Exeter's longest established Estate Agents, Force and Sons. With prominent modern offices in central Exeter, situated between major car parks and the exclusive Princesshay Shopping Centre, and an impressive internet presence we're well placed to market your property to hundreds of tenants. Our staff are fully trained in all aspects of residential Lettings and boast a wealth of experience, combined with excellent local knowledge.


In 1991 Jon Carden, supported by auctioneer father, Tony, opened the doors of Cardens for the first time at Number 38 Longbrook Street. Two hundred years earlier John Henry Force had set up in business as an undertaker in Cathedral Yard, the family business then evolving over those two hundred years into builders and then estate agents. In 2019 Cardens acquired Force and Sons and with it the heritage associated with Exeter's longest established estate agents. Since our formation we have worked hard to become recognised as one of the principal firms of property consultants within the city of Exeter.


From the presentation of sales particulars through to effective advertising, we take care to ensure that your needs are met and your property is marketed to maximum effect. When you decide to sell a residential or investment property - you want the best price and a quick, hassle free sale. Having been selling property in the city since 1991 we like to think we have a pretty good idea of what's required. With a wealth of local experience, a database of prospective buyers and a detailed knowledge of the Exeter market, our team will guide you through the selling process, provide regular progress updates and help you find the right buyer and the right price.