DO NOT PAY A DEPOSIT BEFORE VIEWING A PROPERTY
There are a large number of scams currently online whereby the ‘landlord’ asks for payment on a property before meeting the prospective tenant. Once the deposit has been paid the ‘landlord’ then ceases all correspondence. A large number of students, especially international students, are falling victim to this.
Tips for recognising a scam:
- The landlord claims to be out of the country so they cannot arrange a viewing
- Rent that seems too good to be true in Dublin City Centre
- Improper English in emails
- Asks for payment before you have viewed the property
- Asks for payment over AirBnB
No matter how much pressure you are under to find accommodation, do not pay a deposit before you have viewed the property.
Where to Look
Daft.ie UCD Accommodation
Your Students’ Union has been working with Daft to tweak their website for students. There is now a student accommodation specific search which helps you search for a place near UCD or on a bus route that services UCD – and we are looking to integrate even more, new features in the future.
UCD specific accommodation— good for finding host families/digs. You must have a UCD connect email to search. If you don’t have a UCD connect email, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred email address, CAO/Application number and documentation of acceptance to UCD.
UCD Accommodation Support Facebook
This is used by current UCD students to advertise spare rooms.
Rent.ie UCD Portal
Rent in Dublin
Rent a Room
Locations Around UCD
Within 30 minutes walking distance:
Clonskeagh, Mount Merrion, Booterstown, Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Milltown, Ranelagh, Ballsbridge, Dundrum, Dartry, Merrion, Windy Arbour Luas Stops: Windy Arbour, Milltown, Goatstown DART Stops: Sydney Parade, Booterstown
Within 20 minutes cycling distance:
All of the above plus: Blackrock, Sandymount, Sandyford, Churchtown, Rathmines, Leopardstown, Rathgar, Kilmacud, Terenure, Ballinteer, Ringsend, Harold’s Cross, Portobello.
Dublin Bus Routes Serving UCD