Accommodation List for 2017-2018 is now available for both Letterkenny & Killybegs Campus
while the Letterkenny Student Housing list is helpful, you may still be able to get student accommodation by word of mouth from other students or by visiting these sites:
Tips on Hunting for Accommodation
• Consider what form of accommodation would suit you best, e.g. a house, an apartment or digs.
• Ensure you visit and inspect the premises before agreeing to live in said premises
• When inspecting the premises check for damp and mould within the property and ensure that all locks on doors and windows work within the property
• Ensure that all fire alarms within the property are active and work.
• Ensure that a contract is given before paying a deposit or rent. Take into consideration if it is an individual base contract or a joint contract.
• When considering the price of rent with accommodation always ask what additional bills are covered in the cost of rent and consider what extra costs on additional bills would be.
• If you have a pet/pets ask if they are allowed to be kept within the premises to avoid problems occurring in the future.
• Before paying a deposit or rent always ask what changes you are permitted to make to the premises and ensure to abide to what has been agreed upon.
• When paying a deposit and Rent always ask for a receipt.
• If relevant ensure that there is sufficient storage for your mode of transport.
• If the premises has an adjacent garden ensure to be aware of who is accountable for the maintenance and if you are to ensure you have the equipment provided.
• When moving into a premises ensure to take photos of every room and do the same when moving out to ensure that the accommodation is left in the same standard of which it was entered.
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Importance of a contract
Although an oral contract is legally binding and enforces both landlord and tenant to abide by their rights and obligations, it would be highly recommended to have a written contract instead. A written contract would help ensure that there are no miscommunication’s with the agreement and helps clarify any issues that may arise during the year. Always ensure to keep a copy of the contract for future reference throughout the year.
Although contracts come in many different shapes and sizes please be aware that a contract should, at least, contain the following information and details:
– Name and address of the property that will be rented and the property of the landlord.
– Contact details of both the landlord and the tenant.
– The amount of the deposit that has to be paid on the accommodation.
– The cost of the rent, the times rent should be paid and in what way it should be paid.
– The date in which the contract begins and whether the contract is on a fixed term or ongoing term.
– Reasons for which the contract may end prematurely.
– The tenants obligations.
– The landlords obligations.
– If any work has been agreed upon before the tenant is to move in, the date in which the work will be completed.
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