Accommodation
[SCAM ALERT] DO NOT PAY A DEPOSIT BEFORE VIEWING THE PROPERTY.

Finding Off Campus Accommodation

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General Advice

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 Accommodation Pad

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 roombookingsupport@ucd.ie 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

Housing Anywhere

College Cribs

Let.ie

Rent in Dublin

Ideal Flatmate

Rent a Room

 

Locations Around UCD

Trying to figure out if you should cycle to college? See this chart :)

Posted by UCD Students' Union on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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