Lettings in Exeter

Our Houses in multiple occupation (HMO’s), provide high-end, well managed accommodation for young working professionals in Exeter.

We take great care to ensure both the safety and comfort of our housemates when designing each home.

All our properties are managed in-house and we pride ourselves on selecting good friendship groups, a fast response and good communication, so many of our housemates stay with us for several years.

All our rooms are taken on an all-bills-inclusive basis and we provide high speed broadband throughout.

As accredited landlords, we stay up to date with legislation. We also inspect each of our houses every quarter to ensure all maintenance issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently and provide regular cleaning and gardening services.

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Take a look at the lettings Stopwatch Property has available.

Our houses

Our shared living houses are located between Exeter’s city centre and the M5 in the Heavitree, St Leonards and St Loyes wards of the city.

They are finished and maintained to a high standard, providing comfortable high-end accommodation for groups of between four and seven individuals and all have high speed fibre broadband.

All the properties are licenced, meet today’s safety standards and are managed by our Stopwatch Living team. Our kitchens are fully equipped with crockery and utensils etc as well as having fridge, freezer and cupboard space available for each housemate.

Communal areas have a 40” TV and comfortable sofa. We provide homely and safe environments for our housemates to create their own ‘family’ group.

All our houses are for non-smokers.

Our rooms

Our rooms come beautifully furnished and have thick carpet and thick underlay for maximum comfort. We provide contemporary, quality furniture, including either a standard double or a small double bed, a free standing or fitted wardrobe and drawers or fitted shelves, bedside table, full length mirror. We also usually provide a desk and desk chair.

All bedrooms have thumb-turn locks for privacy and safety, curtains or blinds or both, a ceiling lighting unit or pendant light with shade, luxury carpet, or wooden flooring with rugs. We can also provide bedding packs and make up beds for housemates in time for their check in.

All our rooms are for single occupancy.

our housemates

Our housemates are well educated, ambitious, working professionals, looking for a great quality home, great housemates and exceptional service.

They are our customers and so their needs and aspirations are central to our business and that’s why at Stopwatch, we are constantly improving every aspect of what we do.

Our housemates are often graduates in their twenties or thirties and typically stay for a year to several years while they work in Exeter and the surrounding area.

We choose our housemates carefully to create a welcoming, considerate and friendly group in each household.

Some words from our housemates

We provide inspiring and welcoming homes with an exceptional service for our housemates but don’t just take our word for it…

Byron Road has been a great house to rent in this year.

Sam and Simon have taken the effort to ensure that the house is well maintained, clean, well furnished and has all of the amenities you could want. My room has clearly been newly redone and the entire house has been kept to a great standard. It’s helpful having a living room and utilities room; there always feels like there is enough space (which you don’t often get with rented accommodation). Sam and Simon are additionally incredibly attentive and helpful; on the off chance that something isn’t working, they are very quick to respond and find a solution.

All in all, I’ve felt that this property has felt more like a home (again, not something always found when renting) and Sam/Simon have been incredibly kind and helpful.


Byron Road

Stopwatch Property are great to rent from. The house and standard of rooms are of high quality and the regular cleaning service ensures the common areas are well kept.

Sam and her team respond rapidly to any issues or queries so if anything goes wrong it is fixed quickly.

All of this adds up to a comfortable living experience and you certainly get value for money on your rent.


Saxon Road

Living at Topsham road made my stay in Exeter a true pleasure. I would consider the brilliant housemates, selected by Sam, as friends for life. The house was always in perfect condition and the experience with the cleaners was great. All maintenance issues were fixed at a timely manner. I would love to live in a house owned by Stopwatch Property again.


Topsham Road

You have been amazing landlords, and I am impressed about the management of the property.

Also, this has been the first time I’ve been given a Christmas basket by a landlord smile

Thanks a lot for everything, living in Exeter wouldn’t have been the same without your help.


Saxon Road

I was delighted to have been able to move into such a high quality home for my first job straight after graduating. Sam is very friendly and has gone above and beyond to make myself and the rest of the tenants (who I now call my closest friends) feel at home.


Hill Barton Road

Stopwatch Living Accommodation has been a great way for me to meet friends in a new city. I lived with great people, which is just what you want when you’re new to an area. Sam was really thorough when I viewed properties with her and when I moved in, making sure I was okay and held a barbecue for us tenants to all meet! I was really lucky with the people I lived with and have made good friends. It was a great place to live.


Byron Road

Sam has been a fantastic landlady. She communicates a lot with the tenants which allows problems to be resolved quickly. Best of luck to stopwatch living in the future!


Hill Barton Road

I would highly recommend rental with Stopwatch. They provide an extremely competent and professional service. Any issues with a property are fixed in a timely fashion. Rental prices are extremely reasonable for Exeter and inclusive of bills.


Saxon Road

Stopwatch Living really cares about their tenants and has made moving house and renting easy and enjoyable.

They really stand out from the crowd as genuine, caring landlords.


Topsham Road

Stopwatch Living are a fantastic company to rent with. They furnish their houses to an incredible standard and really consider what makes a place homely.

They are easily approachable and any concerns are addressed and resolved efficiently.

Definitely a company you can trust.


South Lawn Terrace

Stopwatch have been great landlords, so friendly and approachable any problems were quickly and efficiently resolved. The house at Hill Barton road has been recently refurbished and is in great condition, they have really made it feel like a home.


Hill Barton Road

Frequently asked questions

These are some of the most common questions asked by potential housemates. Please get in touch if you would like to ask something else.

Are all the bills included?

Yes. All utilities, Council Tax, TV licence, broadband, communal space cleaning and gardening are all included in the rent amount.

Why do I need a passport at my viewing?

Landlords are required by the government to check a prospective tenant has the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK.

What is the minimum contract length?

We offer a standard six month assured shorthold tenancy agreement. This becomes a rolling periodic tenancy after six months. The housemate provides one month’s notice to leave so the earliest this can be provided is at five months into the tenancy.

How much does it cost me in fees?

From 1st June 2019 there was a tenant fee ban. Agents and landlords cannot charge for referencing or inventory from this date. The government allows for certain fees to be paid. For a full list of chargeable fees, please see our click on our fees link in the footer of this webpage.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit amount is equivalent to one month’s rent of the room being applied for. We send it to the deposit protection scheme called ‘mydeposits’.

How quickly do you respond to maintenance issues?

We are always available to respond quickly to maintenance issues. We complete quarterly maintenance checks on each house. A 24/7 emergency call out number is provided on the notice board in each house for out of hours plumbing/maintenance emergencies.

What are the other housemates like?

We choose friendly working professionals who work hard, enjoy being sociable and have left undergraduate life behind them. Everyone is in their twenties or thirties.

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