The following guidelines are designed to ensure an element of security for both student and landlady/landlord. The guidelines are as fair as possible and it is hoped that landladies/landlords and students will together work out any other details which may arise, before the student comes to live in the accommodation provided.
For the 2012/13 academic year the required deposit in partial board accommodation will be the equivalent of 2 weeks rent. This deposit is to be returned to the student at the end of the occupancy or on receipt of written notice, where applicable.
Students should pay rent weekly in advance. The day the rent should be paid is to be agreed by landlady and tenant.
5 day accommodation 7 day accommodation
twin room €115 per person twin room €135 per person
single room €120 per person single room €142 per person
Students must give a minimum of four weeks notice in writing if they intend leaving the accommodation in order to get their deposit back. Deposits are to be returned on the student leaving the accommodation. Landladies must also give students a minimum of four weeks written notice to quit.
The 2012/13 academic year begins on Monday 17th September 2012. As orientation is the previous week, some students will arrive on Sunday 9th September, so they may approach their landlord to stay one or two nights during that week.
Students in digs accommodation (partial board) do not pay rent during Christmas holidays (2 weeks); Easter Holidays (1 week)
The first week of the year is usually a study week.. Some students have exams the following week. A lot of students do not have lectures again until the end of January or the beginning of February.
Students in digs accommodation should pay the normal rates for each of these weeks.
If a student spends an occasional day away from his/her accommodation there is no reduction in the weekly rent. If a student is absent due to illness for a week or more they should pay the room-holding rates for this period. If a student intends to be away due to course work etc. they should give their landlady as much notice as possible.
If a student will not be staying a particular weekend they should give their landlady/landlord adequate notice. A deduction of €20 per day is recommended. This should not arise frequently. Again, please work out the details with the student before s/he moves in. Details should be agreed in advance.
Students should have their own keys to the accommodation.
Daily shower/bath facilities are required.
Rooms should have adequate heat and study facilities.
Students should have reasonable access to the house. There will be times when they do not have lectures or when they have late starts. A system of access is required which is fair to the student and reasonable in the eyes of the landlady/landlord. Please also remember that on Sundays students may arrive at different times depending on lifts, buses etc. Again the details should be agreed before the student moves in.
Please work out with the student access to telephone calls. For example, what is the latest time a student should receive a call from parents, friends etc?
Television access to be loosely agreed before the student moves in. Please inform students of rules regarding visitors.
Partial board refers to breakfast, evening meal and late snack.