Find­ing accom­mod­a­tion online

The easi­est way to look for accom­mod­a­tion in Ire­land ini­tially is online. A major­ity of the estate agents list their prop­er­ties on let­ting web­sites, as well as land­lords who want to lease the prop­erty to the ten­ant them­selves. Pop­u­lar sites for find­ing a home include DaftMyHome and Rent.ie. Daft and MyHome both offer long-term and short term rent­als as well as houses for sale.

Let­ting agents

You can also find accom­mod­at­ion through estate agents. You will want to look for agents who spe­cial­ise in let­tings. Savills and Sherry Fitzger­ald are some of the most well known estate agents in Ire­land and are a good place to start if you’re look­ing to rent a fam­ily home.

Fur­nished or unfurnished?

Almost all of the apart­ments and houses for rent in Ire­land come fur­nished. This will save you try­ing to fit it out large fur­niture and appli­ances unless you really want to!

Book­ing deposit

In com­par­ison to other coun­tries, book­ing depos­its are gen­er­ally quite low. It is usu­ally one month’s rent plus a month secur­ity deposit.  The secur­ity deposit is returned when you leave the house provid­ing it is left in good condition.

Ten­ancy agreements

When you rent a house from a land­lord, you’ll usu­ally sign a ten­ancy agree­ment, also known as a lease. This is a legal bind­ing con­tract between you and the land­lord stat­ing how long you will rent the house for.  A lease can be for any length of time; usu­ally it’s for 6 or 12 months. It will state how much rent you’ll need to pay and other con­di­tions. Make sure that the con­tract con­tains inform­a­tion on what will hap­pen if either of you break the terms of the agreement.

What doc­u­ments will I need to get a lease?

In order to get a lease, you usu­ally need to provide a let­ter from your employer and/or ref­er­ence from your pre­vi­ous landlord.

How much should I expect to pay?

The average in Cork for a one bed­room apart­ment is €700 per month . A fam­ily house will cost con­sid­er­ably more but again the price will vary depend­ing on the location.