When using daft.ie to search for an apartment they typically quote a monthly rental rate. Does the price usually include the cost of utilities such as water, electricity, gas, cable TV (when advertised) etc., or are these additioal costs that must be paid by the tenant? If paid by the tenant, what additional items would be expected for the tenant to pay other than those mentioned above? Thank you in advance.
Im going by the North of Ireland here when l rented but my other half rents out a house up here and usually the rental price is that for the apartment only (sometimes it does include rates) but the cost of electriciy, gas, cable tv is an additional cost to the tenant who has to sign up with the provider usually on a 6 month minimum term contract. Im not sure if Southern Ireland charge yet for water usage - this is the case in England and l know that it is coming here to the North of Ireland soon, again at an additional cost to the tenant.
Have you tried emailing some of the letting agents to ask them to specify what the actual rental charge per month includes.
Hope this is of some help.
Thanks for the quick reply, Heather. I have not yet contacted any of the letting agents since I won't be "serious" about securing living accommodations until next May.
I have noticed that the descriptions in some of the apartment advertisements include language describing "broadband availability" which made me think that the apartment was merely "wired" for that feature but would require an additional charge to connect it. However, in the same advertisement, that similar language was not used when describing "cable TV" leading me to believe that it was included with the price.
I will definitely be checking these details with each agent as I get closer to the summer .... just thought I'd get a jump on what price range of apartments to search that would fit my budget if there were additional expenses associated with renting.
I know about Cable TV as l used to work for the company - it will be a company called ntl/Cablelink most likely and whilst there is availability in the area you will have to sign up for cable and take out a contract with them (again 6 month minimum contract) they can also provide broadband and telephone services too!
hey there, I live in Dublin....water is not charged for (yet), sometimes electricity/ gas is allowed for in rental, but often not, you should really check it out with the individual landlord/ letting agent. Again broadband is not a given, and I would check that aswell...cable tv if mentioned often just can be available, but would be an extra cost (really it means you have to check each time.
Thanks for the input everyone. This board has been a wealth of information. I appreciate all of you taking the time to respond.