New survey reveals two thirds of tenants have difficulty getting their deposit back

New survey reveals two thirds of tenants have difficulty getting their deposit back

Almost two thirds of tenants find it difficult to get their deposits back, according to a new Red C survey.

There's 40% less rental space available than this time last year and rents have increased by over 8% nationally.

The Union of Students in Ireland has said digs can be a great alternative to traditional accommodation and is asking people who have a spare room to consider renting it to students.

Annie Hoey is USI President: “So we’re trying to let landlords know that they can let out a room in their house, you are under the rent relief scheme for up to €12,000.

“But also often that digs are a little bit nearer to campus and they can be very very nice sometimes living with a family sometime living with just one or two other people.

“We are very much trying to get students into the mindset that digs are an option for them.”


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