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1. Posted by pmoylan (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

How likely is it to find a 2-bedroom furnished apartment in Dublin 2 or Dublin 4 with a lease requirement of less than one year? Specifically, I would be looking for a 4 month lease in a price range of between 1400 - 2000 Euros per month. The timeframe I'm looking at would be from approximately April or May 2007 through September 2007.

It appears that most of the listings on daft.ie require a minimum of a one year lease. Has anyone found that the landlords are flexible with this requirement?

Thanks in advance.

Pat

2. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Depends from landlord to landlord. Anyway, on daft.ie you find mainly bedsits and rooms (where there's a very flexible period, as the room can be leased to someone else when someone in the house leaves) but sometimes they also advertise proper apartments with less long leasing periods. I also recommend buying a Dublin newspaper, on putting an advert yourself on Daft.ie

I lived in Dublin and left because of the expensive housing. It is not the easiest place for living in when you want more than a single room... But it is definitely possible. Maybe though the estate agents can help you better, as daft.ie is very focussed on smaller accomodation and rooms. What is your price range? Dublin 2 and 4 are central and not cheap, I paid 550 euro a month for a bedsit in Dublin centre...

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

most landlords are looking for year min leases, if you want anything less they tend to be more expensive,

checking out newspapers or getting in contact with colleges is normally a good way to find short term leases,

you should also check out the site:

http://www.myhome2let.ie

or contact one of the companies direct, one of the main ones near the area you're looking for has a direct info email :

infoss@sherryfitzlettings.ie

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Pmoylan

I am just having a snigger, about u asking if the landlords in Ireland are flexible. They are absolute b*stards and i know of no laws, which protect tennants.

This is what i recommend u do.
Rent an appartment, and dont tell them u will be staying temporarily. Most contracts, are for a year, but u can leave before this, if u give a months notice. U usaully have to pay a deposit, of one months rent, before u move in. This depostit is supposed to be refundable. However the landlords find all kinds of reasons, not to give it back. What Irish tennants often do is not give the notice, and not pay the last months rent, and not claim back the deposit. Just leave. This is what i advise. Dont worry, u wont get in any trouble. The landlords are used to this and it is not worth the time and trouble it would take, to legally chase after tennants.

I think the amount u are willing to pay will be enough. I own a 1 bedroom appartment in Dublin 8(near the Guinness Brewery, so it is also central) and the current market price for renting it out would be 900 euros per month. Appartments in Dublin are very expensive.

U will find advertisements, for appartments, for rent, in the Evening Hearld(a newspaper, sold in Dublin). U can also use a letting agency, but i think they charge a fee.

Mel

5. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

I have been renting rooms and appartments for a few years and have never encountered problems, you should be aware though any disputes can be resolved by contacting the private residential tenancies board

http://www.oasis.gov.ie/housing/renting_a_flat_or_house/private_residential_tenancies_board.html

This site will also show explain the rental tenants law that came in 2004 to protect both parties but mainly to give tenants more rights.