Students


Student Accommodation

Due to the fact that Carlow is home to both Carlow IT and Carlow College, Carlow is very much a student town. Furthermore with the impending university status attached to Carlow IT, student numbers are only going to increase in Carlow. With this in mind our Company provides extensive Student Accommodation servicing both Carlow IT and Carlow College on our dedicated Student Rental Accommodation Listing.

 

Information for students

  • We rent properties on a nine month lease from the 1st September until 31st May the following year.
  • Due to previous damage caused by some student tenants, we require a deposit of €400 from each tenant. As long as there is no damage done to the property or no deductions for cleaning this will be returned in full in the first two weeks of June or beforehand, depending on move out date.
  • Deposits are insurance should any damage or repairs need to be done after a tenancy, they CANNOT be used as a last month’s rent.
  • We all have different habits and life style. Living together requires compromise and tenants should be understanding of others otherwise it could cause problems.
  • Where applicable, in addition to any tenancy agreement that may be in place that a list of house rules are agreed to. Usually ground rules cover issues such as loud music, visitors, cleaning etc
  • What bills are applicable e.g. electricity, gas, TV, phone etc. How are they worked out? The easiest way is to divide equally amongst tenants. Copies of the bills should be available to all. If someone does not pay their share of the bills, ultimately the account holder is responsible for payment.
  • The best way is for all tenants to chip in to keep the property reasonably clean. If necessary a rota could be agreed to but this will only work if everyone contributes.

Moving out of the property checklist

  • Have you given the correct notice of termination in writing?
  • Has all rent been paid in full?
  • Deposits are insurance should any damage or repairs need to be done after a tenancy, they CANNOT be used as a last month’s rent.
  • Have you cancelled any standing orders/direct debits from your account?
  • Have you transferred your name out of Irish Water or your bin provider? Normally the agent will transfer the other utilities back into the landlord’s name.
  • Have you arranged payment of the final bills?
  • Have you removed all your belongings and cleaned the property before leaving?
  • The property must be in the same condition as when the property was let.
  • All counters, cupboards and floors must be clean.
  • The fridge and freezer must be defrosted and clean throughout.
  • The oven and grill must be clean.
  • All toilets and bathrooms must be clean.
  • All bins must be empty and rubbish taken away.
  • Do you have photos of how you left the property?
  • Have you returned the keys?